Nine Elementary Schools Improve Literacy Skills, Transition from State Literacy Support

Nine elementary schools where the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) deployed literacy coaches to help teachers become more effective teachers of reading have achieved...

Waitlisted: The Berrys: Hitting Wall After Wall

The Berrys: Hitting Wall After Wall By Joanna Holbert, Empower Mississippi Will and Jodi Berry of Sumrall are not unlike other parents when it comes to...

State Board of Education considers public comment on adding student representatives

The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking public comment on a proposal to appoint student representatives to the SBE starting in the...

Mississippi high ranked for charter schools–still lessons to be learned

In the last five years since Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation allowing charter schools to move into Mississippi, five schools have opened. Four are...

PEER Report highlights parental satisfaction, oversight needs for ESA program

The Legislative PEER committee has concluded its biennial review of the Education Scholarship Account and has released the findings. A summary of the report is...

OPINION: Greater Government Dependency Is Not The Way Out Of Poverty

Graduating from high school, obtaining employment, and getting married before having children is still the best path out of poverty. By: Brett Kittredge, Director of Marketing...

Three Mississippi schools earn National Blue Ribbon Honors

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized three Mississippi schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall...

Empower Mississippi: ESA bills die in committee

Yesterday, several bills to expand or improve the Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program died when they were not passed by the committee deadline. One...

MDE releases Superintendent’s Annual Report

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) 2017-18 Superintendent’s Annual Report is now available. View the report online at https://www.mdek12.org/superintendent2018. The report contains details about academic achievements...

Amended ESA bill passes Senate, heads to House for consideration

The Education Scholarship Account or "ESA" Bill (Senate Bill 2675) has passed the Mississippi Senate ahead of today's floor action deadline and is headed...

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