Are there better options to the standardized testing mess in Mississippi K12 schools?

If state Rep. Tom Miles has anything to do with it, the debate over standardized testing in Mississippi public schools is far from over. Actually,...

MDE Announces Plans to Award Special Needs Scholarships

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced plans today to award Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA) for the 2019-20 school year. Established by the Equal Opportunity...

Op-ed: Other states and our teachers agree: MS testing program has got to go

The ever-troubled testing company Questar, which handles state testing, has lost the state of Utah as a customer after numerous glitches and issues. The Mississippi...

June 10 campaign finance reports are in for the 2019 election cycle

Governor  Independent candidate David Singletary reported $950 of total contributions this year. He has had over $12,000 in disbursements. His total cash on hand of...

Pass Rate for 3rd Grade Reading Test Increases After First Retest

The statewide pass rate for the 3rd Grade Reading Assessment increased to 82.8% (28,968 students) after students had a chance to retest before the end...

BFP: MDE Teacher Pay Raise Error — A Pattern of Behavior

Bigger Pie Forum: MDE Teacher Pay Raise Error-- A Pattern of Behavior The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has 550 employees, the highest paid state...

Mississippi American Legion Boys State Accepting Applicants, Offering Scholarships

Mississippi American Legion Boys State is looking for rising high school seniors to join their leadership program this summer. Students can compete for scholarship...

MDE Updating Teacher Pay Raise Total

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is working with every school district in the state to verify the total number of MAEP-funded teachers and teacher...

MDE solicits school districts in week of data disaster for an accurate count of...

Last night, after news of a $12-14 million misrepresentation to the state legislature over the proper amount to appropriate for Mississippi teachers' pay raise,...

Lack of data controls at MDE result in $12+ million error threatening teacher pay...

Lack of data control between Mississippi's 140+ school districts and the Mississippi Department of Education to effectively document the number of teachers eligible for...

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