Clarification on Digital Learning and the CARES Act
The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has received several recent questions regarding allowable uses of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. Within the CARES Act, the USDE received funding for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. Also, the CARES Act provides the Coronavirus Relief Fund to the State of Mississippi. Each of these programs has unique requirements and allowable costs…
Considerations for Reopening Mississippi Schools – Save the Dates
The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has partnered with a workgroup of nine superintendents from a diverse range of school districts to outline the key issues districts need to address…
Resource for Teaching and Learning During COVID-19
Supporting the Continuation of Teaching and Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Annotated resources for online learning
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 www.mdek12.org/covid19 and www.mdek12.org/licensure before calling the office or emailing questions to the email@example.com email address. Answers to most questions we receive are addressed on those webpages.