MDE releases achievement gap report for 2020-21

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The report shows that some gaps narrowed, significant gaps still exist between student population groups. In the 2020-2021 school year, there were 442,627 students enrolled in...

Wicker, Hyde-Smith again oppose Democrats’ efforts at federal takeover of elections

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In a 49-51 vote, Republicans blocked the Senate from moving forward on the Democrats' voting rights bill.  On Wednesday, Mississippi U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith and...

Five ways we can put aside partisan politics and think big on education

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Submitted by Phil Bryant and Arne Duncan High achievement and graduation rates is something every politician and American can rally behind Nothing brings political opponents together...

Mississippi Dept. of Education seeks 12.56% budget increase as student population declines over 5%

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MDE is requesting $3 billion for FY 2023 from state lawmakers.  As Mississippi lawmakers begin to craft the next fiscal year's state budget, members of...

Over 345,000 Mississippi children to benefit from P-EBT funds

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According to the MDHS students across the state will benefit from summer food supplements and participation in the National School Lunch Program.  Students across the...

Dr. Karmacharya: School Choice and School Quality

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Submitted by Dr. Lisa Karmacharya "Mississippi is ranked No. 6 in the nation by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools for its charter school...

AUDITOR WHITE: How are we working to put tax dollars back in the classroom?

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Submitted by State Auditor Shad White What if I told you there were potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in government waste waiting to be...

Nominations for the 5th Mississippi Top 50 Awards open October 15, 2021

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Who would you say are the most influential leaders in Mississippi? Plan to nominate them for the MS Top 50 Awards. Mississippi is graced with...

Senators Wicker, Hyde-Smith & Congressman Guest announce $1.7 million in education grants for three...

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Southwest Mississippi Community College, Alcorn State and Jackson State University recieve grant funding from US. Dept. of Education U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, and U.S. Congressman Michael...

Accelerate Mississippi Awards MS Gulf Coast Community College Nearly $1M to Grow Diesel Tech...

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MGCCC will be able to hire additional instructors, get equipment needed for classes and will cover tuition for enrollees in the training program. Accelerate Mississippi, the...

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