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Communications and Government Relations

Communications and Government Relations

Mississippi State Board of Education to Hold March 19 Meeting Virtually


For Immediate Release: March 12, 2020

WHO: Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE)

WHAT: The SBE will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting virtually, with board members participating via teleconference. The SBE is taking this step to limit public contact due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The public will have access to the SBE meeting via the livestream only.

WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 10 a.m.

Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Joins U.S. Census Bureau in Noxubee County School District for Statistics in Schools Week Launch


For Immediate Release: March 2, 2020

WHO: Dr. Carey Wright, Mississippi state superintendent of education

WHAT: The U.S. Census Bureau is hosting an event in Noxubee County to highlight efforts to ensure all children are counted in the 2020 Census. Children are among population groups historically undercounted in the census.

Mississippi Students Increase Advanced Placement Participation and Performance


For Immediate Release: February 6, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – Close to 23% of Mississippi public students in the graduating class of 2019 took an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school, according to the College Board’s AP Cohort Data Report for Class of 2019 issued today. The participation rate is a slight increase (+0.4%) from the class of 2018.  

Mississippi Students Selected as Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars


For Immediate Release: February 5, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – The 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program selected 113 Mississippi students as candidates for the national award.   

Students that have been selected as candidates have an opportunity to become one of the 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars.  The scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people.

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