$1.95 Million in Grant Funding Awarded to Increase College Completion among Mississippi Students

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Students attending six Mississippi public universities will benefit from a five-year, multi-million dollar commitment from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) to support college...

Governor Reeves vetoes education budget and two criminal reform bills

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Governor Tate Reeves has vetoed the bulk of the FY 2021 education budget, two criminal reform bills and a handful of smaller bills on...

Legislators say Teacher Incentive Program can be fixed in January, no veto needed

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Governor Tate Reeves took to social media Tuesday to express his unhappiness with the education budget the Mississippi Legislature sent to his desk, namely...

Governor Reeves: Education budget bill cuts teacher pay program by $26 million

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Governor Tate Reeves is reviewing the bills passed by the Legislature over the last week, and one of them has caught his attention -...

Mississippi wins SREB’s 2020 State Leadership Award for Accelerating Achievement in Literacy, Math

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The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is the winner of the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) 2020 State Leadership Award for its efforts to...

Coaches, Universities urge Legislators to take action in changing the state flag

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Coaches from all eight of Mississippi’s public universities rallied at the state Capitol on Thursday calling for Legislators to take action and change the...

PSC Commissioner Presley talks utilities during COVID, expansion of broadband

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“We knew that we had a broadband problem in the state of Mississippi long before the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Northern District Public Service Commissioner...

University leaders respond to NCAA position Mississippi state flag

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Joint statement from the institutional executive officers of Mississippi’s eight public universities Mississippi’s public universities respect the NCAA’s position as it relates to the State...

K-12 Schools to Receive $150M for Distance Learning Under Senate Proposal

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Licensure Bill Aimed at Reducing Teacher Shortage Sent to Governor The Mississippi Senate voted today to dedicate $150 million from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund...

MDE Cites Record-Low Dropout Rate in Response to State Auditor’s Performance Audit for Office...

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The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) held up its sustained record of improved student achievement over the past six years – particularly the state’s...

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