Month: September 2018

Accountability Review Set for October 10

The State Board of Education will review Mississippi’s school and district accountability model at a work session set for 2:00 p.m. on October 10, 2018. This public meeting will take place in the fourth-floor board room of the Department of Education at 359 North West Street in Jackson. The review was inspired by numerous concerns expressed to the Board about …

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Accountability Ratings Delayed by State Board of Education

The State Board of Education has voted to delay consideration of school and district accountability ratings until its October meeting. Some board members expressed a desire to spend more time reviewing the ratings and considering the numerous public comments they received. Many of the public comments noted reservations about the annual use of percentile rankings to …

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Stakes Higher for Elementary Students This Year

If you have a child in kindergarten through third grade, you will want to attend an important meeting hosted by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). In a series of regional meetings, MDE will share information and strategies to help parents prepare their children for the new, higher standards that third-grade students must meet to …

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Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

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