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State Board of Education approves three new early learning collaboratives to serve pre-K 4-year-olds

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For Immediate Release:  March 7, 2024

State Board of Education approves three new early learning collaboratives to serve pre-K 4-year-olds

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to add three new early learning collaboratives (ELC) to the current list of 37 to provide high-quality early childhood education pre-K programs to 4-year-old students.

MDE announces two new Schools of Innovation for 2024-25

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For Immediate Release:  March 7, 2024

MDE announces two new Schools of Innovation for 2024-25

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) has approved plans for Western Line Collegiate Academy in the Western Line School District and New Albany Middle School in the New Albany School District to become Schools of Innovation for the 2024-25 school year.

Mississippi class of 2023 increases Advanced Placement participation

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For Immediate Release:  February 27, 2024

Mississippi class of 2023 increases Advanced Placement participation

JACKSON, Miss. – The 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Cohort Report has been released showing that 6,804 Mississippi public school 2023 graduates took AP exams at some point during high school resulting in 36.5% qualifying scores of three or higher.

MDE releases 2023-24 Educator Shortage survey results

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For Immediate Release:  February 15, 2024

MDE releases 2023-24 Educator Shortage survey results

JACKSON, Miss. – Results from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) 2023-24 Educator Shortage survey show there are 5,012 vacancies among teachers, administrators and school support staff across the state, an increase of 24 compared to the 2022-23 school year.

Mississippi’s 2022-23 graduation rate of 89.4% marks all-time high; dropout rate falls to 8.5%

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For Immediate Release:  Jan. 18, 2024

Mississippi’s 2022-23 graduation rate of 89.4% marks all-time high; dropout rate falls to 8.5%

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) released today the 2022-23 school year graduation and dropout rates, showing an all-time high 89.4% graduation rate and a decreased 8.5% dropout rate.

New Site High School, Vancleave Lower Elementary named 2023 National ESEA Distinguished Schools

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For Immediate Release:  January 17, 2024

New Site High School, Vancleave Lower Elementary named 2023 National ESEA Distinguished Schools

JACKSON, Miss. – New Site High School in the Prentiss County School District and Vancleave Lower Elementary School in the Jackson County School District are among 65 schools nationwide named 2023 National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished Schools for the extraordinary success of their students.

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