MDE: State Board Opens Public Comment on ACT WorkKeys, Career Preparation Indicator

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The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to open public comment on the addition of the ACT WorkKeys assessment and a recognized...

License Reciprocity, Teacher Loan Repayment Focus of Two Education Bills Passed by Mississippi Senate

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The Senate today passed two bills helping teachers enter the profession—and stay in the profession—in Mississippi.  The legislation next heads to the House for...

State Sen. Angela Hill discusses her bill to push back against men competing in...

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With the Biden Administration's recent actions, a national debate is raging about biological males competing in women's sports. Here in Mississippi, State Senator Angela Hill...

Momentum building for computer science availability in K-12 public schools across Mississippi

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More emphasis is being put on computer science availability in the classroom during the 2021 Mississippi Legislative session. SB 2678 and HB 633 were both...

EMPOWER: Gov. Reeves issues School Choice Week proclamation

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Gov. Tate Reeves has issued a proclamation designating January 24-30, 2021 as School Choice Week in the state of Mississippi. At the same time,...

Mississippi received over a billion dollars in CARES Act funds. How was it spent?

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Over a billion dollars was appropriated to Mississippi from the CARES Act passed by Congress in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. State...

MDE Suspends Policies on A-F Grading, 3rd Grade Reading, and High School Assessments for 2020-21...

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The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to suspend three statewide policies regarding assessment and accountability to manage the ongoing impact of...

Teacher pay raise bill moves forward in Mississippi Senate

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UPDATE 1/21/2021:  The Mississippi Senate has unanimously passed the teacher pay raise bill. SB 2001 was the first action brought up on the floor today....

In one of his first acts, President Biden revoking 1776 Commission

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In December 2020, former President Donald Trump appointed a commission aimed at putting patriotic American education back in the classroom.  Former Mississippi Governor Phil...

Here’s what lawmakers could do to transform Mississippi’s troubled MAEP education formula

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When Republicans took over the Mississippi House in 2011, there were certainly a few things high on the to-do list to make good to...

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