MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of June 3, 2020

Special Summer MOCA Review 
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Department of Education is opening an additional MOCA review during the summer 2020.  This MOCA review will be conducted on an abbreviated timeline in… 

 MDE Launches Website to Help Children Become Strong Readers 

 /var/folders/t5/5kzscc7d5rx27q6_mgzj__cd8mpbz5/T/ Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has revamped its Strong Readers website,, to help families assist their children with building their reading skills. The site is organized by grade level, from kindergarten through grade 5. It includes strategies for developing strong reader habits and a series of activities to practice the five components of reading, and a free, online

Do You Have Questions for MDE?  
Please check the 
MDE COVID-19 Information webpage before emailing your questions to MDE staff. The answers to most of the questions we receive are addressed on the webpage. We also regularly add guidance, answers to new questions and links to our daily update email on this webpage. Daily updates are posted in the Administrator News section of the EdUpdate. 

 The Educator Licensure Call Center will be open every Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., until further notice. You may reach a licensure team member at 601-359-3483. Due to the anticipated high volume of calls, we encourage you to continue to visit the Educator Licensure section of and before calling the office or emailing questions to the email address. Answers to most questions we receive are addressed on those webpages. 

 Announcements from all previous email updates are posted in the Administrator News section of the EdUpdate.