IHL board will not require COVID vaccines for universities and colleges at this time

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In a special meeting on Friday trustees of the Institutes of Higher Learning in Mississippi voted not to pass a vaccine mandate at this...

The Parents Campaign comes out swinging against MS income tax elimination ahead of hearings

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Lobbyist says eliminating income tax threatens teacher pay, school funding. Members of the Mississippi Legislature are set to begin hearings today on tax reform options...

Mississippi State Board of Education allows hybrid scheduling during COVID-19 surge

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The hybrid scheduling option is available immediately and will extend through October 31, 2021.  The SBE consulted with the Mississippi Department of Health in order...

Wicker, Hyde-Smith encourage Miss. students to apply for U.S. Senate Youth Program

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Two high school students from Mississippi will be selected for the 2022 program.  The Mississippi senators encouraged high school juniors and seniors in Mississippi to apply...

MSDH reports over 20,000 students quarantined in Mississippi’s K-12 schools

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The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting over 20,000 students in Mississippi’s K-12 schools who are quarantined after exposure to COVID-19 With schools having been...

New members join the Mississippi Teacher Advisory Council

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The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced today the addition of 49 experienced and highly regarded professionals from across the state to serve on...

MCRAE: Did I wait too long to save for my child’s college education?

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By: Treasurer David McRae By the time your child is nine years old, they are halfway to college. As the father of a 10-year-old, that’s...

Congressman Thompson announces nearly $440 million in pandemic funding for HBCUs

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) and other COVID-19 funding announced for HBCUs in the Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District.  Mississippi is home to six Historically...

Jackson Public Schools Superintendent says vaccines required for student athletes

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JPS the first Mississippi public school district to take this position. WAPT ran a story on Monday about students returning to school in the Jackson...

Digital Learning Coaches Deployed to Schools Statewide

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62 schools across Mississippi will use Digital Learning Coach Program.  The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will deploy digital learning coaches to 62 schools across...

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