Mississippi English Language Arts in Action: Higher Expectations, Higher Achievement

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South Jones High School in the Jones County School District has fully embraced the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards. Teachers, administrators and students are achieving more because they have raised expectations for what is possible.

This “Mississippi School Spotlight” video takes viewers inside the classroom of 7th grade English language arts teacher Jennifer Valentine, NBCT, where great teaching and learning take place every day.


About the Mississippi School Spotlight Video Series
The Mississippi Department of Education produces a monthly video series called Mississippi School Spotlight that highlights the outstanding work of Mississippi teachers and schools. The videos show how high standards and expectations produce better student outcomes. If you have a story or topic you would like to be considered for a future spotlight video, send the details to jcook@mdek12.org. View all Mississippi School Spotlight videos at www.YouTube.com/mdek12.