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Teacher Pay Raise Passes Senate, State Board Requests Accountability Waivers

The teacher pay raise bill has passed the full Senate on a unanimous vote, with every senator present signing on as a coauthor of the bill – an impressive show of support for the incredible work our teachers are doing for our children. The bill will now go to the House. The bill provides: $37,000 starting salary …

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Accountability Model Change Proposed, Your Input Sought

A change is being proposed to the Statewide Accountability Model, and the public is asked to provide feedback before the final change is adopted. The deadline to submit your comments is 5:00 p.m. next Thursday, January 14.  The proposed change accommodates the addition of the WorkKeys career-readiness indicator to the College- and Career-Readiness (CCR) component …

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Get the Inside Scoop!

What has the Mississippi Legislature been up to while we’ve been sheltering in place? And when might they return to Jackson to finish up the Legislative Session? Get the inside scoop from Rep. Jansen Owen at the Mississippi Collective’s Virtual Happy Hour today (Thursday) at 5:30. Rep. Owen will be the third featured guest in …

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Some Bright Spots…

If you know a student who has been unable to complete the AP computer science course due to lack of a computer, that problem could be solved! Code.org, in conjunction with Amazon and the College Board, is providing free laptops to students who need the computers to complete the AP computer science course and national …

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Governor Announces Decision on School Closure

This afternoon, Gov. Tate Reeves announced that Mississippi’s public school buildings will remain closed through the end of this semester, though he emphasized that learning will continue.   Gov. Reeves acknowledged the amazing work of teachers, school leaders, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and other staff – as well as parents – to ensure that children …

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A Great Opportunity

Here’s a great opportunity for Mississippi students of all ages! Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and his team have created three grade-appropriate activities that allow students to share the ways that the COVID-19 outbreak has affected their communities and to offer their ideas about how lawmakers could address these challenges. Educators are invited to include the activities …

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Your School District’s COVID-19 Information

Want the latest information about your school district’s expectations for at-home learning? Or what meal services are available to your child while schools are closed? Or where to find updates and news from your schools? The Parents’ Campaign has you covered! We’ve added a COVID-19 section to the school district web pages on our site …

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MDE Clarifies Policies on Testing, Grad Requirements, & More

The Mississippi Board of Education met yesterday to adopt policy suspensions that will help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and teachers.  The Board adopted the following: Graduation for the Class of 2020Seniors who meet all district and state requirements and earn a minimum of 24 Carnegie units may graduate this school …

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Really, Really Super-Cool Stuff!

Our public schools rock!! As we struggle to adapt to the disruptions in our lives brought on by the coronavirus, public school leaders and teachers are working overtime to protect the wellbeing of our children and families – and to ensure that learning continues during this unprecedented time. Thank you, Mississippi educators! You are our heroes. …

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Big Decisions Affecting K-12 Announced Today

This morning, Governor Reeves announced an executive order closing all public schools through April 17. Immediately following the governor’s announcement, the Mississippi Board of Education approved the following: suspension of all state testing and accountability for the 2019-2020 school year request that the US Department of Education waive all federal assessments for the 2019-2020 school …

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