YP – Governor Reeves gives COVID-19 update

“Today we will discuss COVID-19 and an exciting update on a program to give job training to Mississippians who are out of work due to Coronavirus,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “You can sign up and get valuable skills training!”

MSDH daily COVID-19 report

YP – Reeves announces milestone in workforce training initiative

YP – Quality Counts: Mississippi 2nd Most Improved State in Education

For the third consecutive year, Mississippi earned national recognition for its progress in education, climbing to be among the top five states or jurisdictions with the greatest improvement, according to the latest Quality Counts report published in Education Week. Mississippi ranked second among states with the most improved states, excluding the jurisdiction of Washington, D.C. The report examines achievement in school systems from prekindergarten through grade 12 and socioeconomic factors leading to success in adulthood.

Mississippi earned an overall grade of C-minus (70.5 out of 100 points), inching closer to the national average. The nation’s overall grade was a C (72.8 out of 100 points).

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YP – State Sen. DeBar named to SREB Education Study Group

A group of state legislators from across the United States begin their work this week for a year-long project studying high-performing, equitable and efficient education systems around the world. Their findings will be used to produce a major report to state legislatures and the American public that provides a framework for policymakers and state education systems to ensure that all students achieve at high levels, equitably and efficiently.

The Legislative International Education Study Group of 16 state legislators and eight legislative staff members responsible for education in their states who were invited and convened by the National Center on Education and the Economy, the National Conference of State Legislatures and Southern Regional Education Board. This is the second such study group, after the first produced the 2016 report No Time to Lose, the most widely read report ever released by NCSL.

YP – Espy releases new ad saying Hyde-Smith pushed to reopen state before Mississippi was ready

Reeves comments on Espy ad

YP – Wicker comments on Democrats blocking of relief bill

Congressman Thompson calls out Senate Leader

WLOX – Second round of vetting begins for Restoration Fund projects

Second round of vetting begins for Restoration Fund projects

On Thursday, round two of the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund vetting process began with an initial meeting of its advisory board in Jackson.

After a challenging first round, both advisory board members and applicants have learned some lessons that hopefully will pay off in the end.

This included Rob Kirkland, CEO of Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA, who is back for another shot at the money.

Last time, the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund Advisory Board thought the new 64,000-square-foot center would be a good idea, but it was rejected by the state Legislature.

YP – $16 million announced for road improvements