The EdUpdate section of Mississippi Achieves includes announcements for educators and district leaders about professional development, events, resources, grants and awards.

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SPED-itorial Behavior Chat on Feb. 8 focuses on teachers’ roles addressing behavior, the manifestation determination review process

The Mississippi Department of Education, through the Office of Special Education, is offering the SPED-itorial: Teachers' Roles Addressing Behavior and ...
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REACH MS offers online MTSS PBIS Tier 2 Systems and Interventions for Behavioral Support training

REACH MS is excited to offer free, online and self-paced MTSS PBIS Tier 2 Systems and Interventions for Behavioral Support ...
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Mississippi State Department of Health supports school-based COVID-19 testing initiative

The Mississippi State Department of Health, with the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), is supporting voluntary asymptomatic screening ...
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Deadline for free books for Read Across America Day extended to Feb. 18

The Literacy Empowerment Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, invites your school or other literacy project to apply for free books ...
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Balancing the Equation: Monthly PLC ‘Math Talks’ for math instructors is Feb. 15

The Mississippi Department of Education invites you to participate in the second installment of the monthly PLC "math talks" from ...
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Districts should review teacher, teacher assistant info in MSIS by Feb. 4 for FY23 Teacher Pay Raise File Review

To ensure all teachers and teacher assistants are appropriately accounted for, the Mississippi Department of Education is asking districts to ...
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Deadline to enter National Board Certification info is Feb. 15

Districts have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, to enter all National Board information for nationally certified employees into Mississippi ...
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Required mental health training available for school employees, personnel; Deadline is February 28

Required refresher training on mental health and suicide prevention is now available for all school employees and personnel. After training ...
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Mississippi U.S. Presidential Scholars candidates’ applications due Feb. 24

The 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program selected 88 Mississippi students as candidates for the national award. Students who have been ...
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APA notice of public comments about hybrid schedule option

On Jan. 20, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval of a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative ...
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