Presentation by MDE Superintendent Carey Wright. Best thing that has helped public schools in these lean times are literacy coaches. We need more, and could use math coaches. Nice to hear from someone in the committee room who is actually involved in education.
What was LEARNED: #1 Mississippi Public K-12 is improving. (So, why monkey with the fragile funding and screw up things?)
What was LEARNED: #2 MDE does have approximately 12 days of required testing in grades 3-8. Teachers in actual classrooms say they spend 20 days to prepare = 32 days.