State Superintendent Testifies on Capitol Hill

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright, Ed.D. Dr. Wright testified on Capitol Hill July 18 at the U.S. House of Representatives ...
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Thank a Teacher Today, and Every Day

By Carey M. Wright State Superintendent of Education We are in the midst of Teacher Appreciation season, and schools across ...
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Help Parents of 3rd Graders Understand 2017 Reading Test Requirements

Help parents of 3rd graders learn about key dates and requirements for the 2017 3rd Grade Reading Assessment with this ...
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High School, Technology

U.S. Sen. Wicker Backs Legislation to Promote Computer Science Programs in Schools, Train Future Workforce for 21st Century Economy

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2024, 1 in every 2 STEM jobs will be in computing, ...
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Barbara Bush Foundation Extends Commitment for Teen Trendsetters Reading Mentoring Program in Jackson

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy will provide its nationally recognized Teen Trendsetters™ reading mentoring program in Jackson Public ...
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Franklin County School District Chess Program to be Featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes

The Franklin County School District has teamed up with the Southwest Mississippi Chess Foundation to promote the teaching and learning ...
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Mississippi’s ESSA Plan Sets Long-Range Goals

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Advisory Committee met for the third time on Feb.7 for an update on the ...
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New Issue of School Focus Magazine Available Online

A new issue of School Focus magazine is now available online. The issue features stories about districts of innovation, the Every ...
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Elementary, Literacy

Regional Literacy Meetings Set for Parents of K-3 Students

Mississippi Department of Education representatives will provide parents of K-3 students with information about the Literacy-Based Promotion Act (LBPA), an ...
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Teacher, Middle

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

South Jones High School in the Jones County School District has fully embraced the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards ...
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Parents: Family Guides Available to Help Children at Home

mentor parents literacyMississippi teachers partnered with the Mississippi Department of Education to create family guides that parents can use at home to support their child’s learning.

The Family Guide for Student Success booklets outline what children should know and be able to do in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Parents understand best their child’s needs, strengths, abilities and interests, and they can partner with their child’s teacher to provide opportunities to learn and grow.

Spanish versions of the guides are also available.