State education leaders head national groups

JACKSON – Three Mississippi officials are currently leading or are in line to head national education associations.

Second term Gov. Phil Bryant is chairman of the Education Commission of the States.

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright is the president-elect of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Mississippi Board of Education member John Kelly of Gulfport is the chairman-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Wright said it is the “first time ever, Mississippi leaders are heading all three major education organizations.”

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