Quality Counts: Mississippi 2nd Most Improved State in Education

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For the third consecutive year, Mississippi earned national recognition for its progress in education, climbing to be among the top five states or jurisdictions...

MDE: New Website Provides Mississippi Teachers with Access to Instructional Materials

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The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), in partnership with Mississippi First, has launched a new website for Mississippi teachers to increase teacher access to...

Former Exec. Director, Contractors of MS Dept. of Education Charged in Contract Bid-Rigging Scheme

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Indictment Alleges Contract Bid-Rigging Scheme, Kickbacks and Money Laundering Jackson, Miss. – Cerissa Renfroe Neal, 45, of Madison County, David B. Hunt, 54, of Jackson,...

DEAN: Mississippi Converted Disruption to Educational Opportunity

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The year 2020 has without question been the most professionally and personally demanding time for educators, parents, and students in at least the last...

MDE: School Districts Submit Plans to Provide Computer Devices to All Students

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Every school district in Mississippi has submitted plans to the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) to provide all public-school students with the technology to...

The 2020-21 College Savings Enrollment Period Opens

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Treasurer David McRae today announced the 2020-21 enrollment period for Mississippi's prepaid college tuition program is now open. A Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition...

AUDITOR: Jackson Public Schools’ JROTC Program Earns Top Marks

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Jackson is home to a nationally-recognized Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program that boosts the graduation rates and ACT scores of its participants,...

MS Dept. of Education disputes OSA Letter on Equity in Distance Learning Act

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The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) disputes State Auditor Shad White’s claims that the agency is ignoring state law in its implementation of the...

Hyde-Smith Urges USDA Flexibility on School Meals, Nutritional Support as Classes Resume

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U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) is among 20 Senators urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to exercise flexibility to ensure the availability of...

MDE embraces schools reopening and pushes towards connectivity for all students and teachers

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Students across the state of Mississippi have begun returning to school for the first time since leaving mid-March. Still in the midst of a...

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