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School Improvement


The Mississippi Department of Education identifies schools for additional assistance and support, which includes professional development, leadership coaching, additional funding, and assistance to support the school’s transformation goals. We identify the schools that need the most assistance for their students to have the same opportunities for growth and success that exist for students in other schools. The Office of School Improvement (OSI) is responsible for supporting the systemic improvement and turnaround efforts of the lowest-performing schools.


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a federal law, requires that each state identify two types of schools for support and improvement:


Sharing What Works: Supporting Schools - A Framework of Effective Practices and Procedures

To register for an Office of School Improvement Conferences, click the appropriate link provided.

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The 2nd Annual SIG Leadership Institute – “Turning the Ship Around: A Focus on Equity” is a two-day institute which continues its focus on equipping schools and district leaders with the necessary tools to build an effective organization by creating a culture of “giving control” and creating leaders. In addition, participants will be provided a model for promoting educational equity and cultural proficiency for individual transformation and organizational change. The institute will be held June 10-11, 2019 at the Riley Center in Meridian, MS. Participants should include the following individuals: Principal, Assistant Principal(s), SIG Officer, and the District Transformation Officer. We are asking school and district leaders to register on or before May 24, 2019.




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A 1.5-day “Mini-Conference” for all CSI (Comprehensive Support and Improvement) School Leadership Teams - “Leading for Transformation” will be held June 12-13, 2019 in Meridian, MS. This meeting will focus on support to school leadership teams of identified schools. Each school may bring 5 (five) school leadership team members to the meeting, inclusive of the principal. We are asking school leadership team members to register on or before May 24, 2019.





To register for an Office of School Improvement webinar, click the appropriate link provided.

All webinars will be recorded and posted to the Office of School Improvement's webpage if your schedule does not permit participation on the scheduled date of the presentation.