Mississippi Students Selected as Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars

The 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program selected 76 Mississippi students as candidates for the national award. Students that have been selected as candidates have an...

Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board appoints Executive Director

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board (MCSAB) appointed Dr. Lisa Karmacharya as Executive Director. Prior to her current post, Karmacharya served as Executive Director...

Catholic Dioceses adds to growing movement for school choice, ESA scholarship

The Catholic Dioceses of Jackson and Biloxi rallied at the Capitol today for lawmakers to increase the number of students that receive the ESA...

Americans for Prosperity Mississippi: Let’s Put Kids First

As the Senate and House Education Committees begin considering bills to pass before their Tuesday deadlines, Americans for Prosperity-Mississippi (AFP-MS) is getting behind proposals...

Mississippi ranks #6 for best charter school laws nationwide

The Magnolia State has ranked sixth in the nation for its laws regarding charter schools, according to the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. The...

School Choice Week: Parents, students, teachers rally the capitol

Over 1,000 advocates of school choice--including teachers, parents, and students-- rallied on the south steps of the Capitol as the Mississippi State Legislature convened...

Governor Bryant Proclaims January 20-26 as ‘School Choice Week’

Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed January 20-26, 2019 as “School Choice Week” in the state of Mississippi. He joins 20 other governors and more...

Recommended teacher pay raise brings discussion of unmet classroom needs–paid for by teachers

Election years are notoriously quiet in the Mississippi State Legislature, with lawmakers already outlining a relatively non-controversial session agenda. One of the items on...

Mississippi Receives C on Chance-For-Success Index, Ranks 46th in Nation

The annual Education Week Quality Counts report gave Mississippi a C in the Chance-for-Success category and ranked the state 46th in the nation. The average state earned...

MDE releases Superintendent’s Annual Report

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) 2017-18 Superintendent’s Annual Report is now available. View the report online at https://www.mdek12.org/superintendent2018. The report contains details about academic achievements...

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