Mississippi Achieves Blog Celebrates Students, Teachers and Schools

Elementary, Teacher

By Carey M. Wright, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Education

Carey W. Wright, Ed.D., state superintendent of education
Carey M. Wright, Ed.D., state superintendent of education

Great things are happening in Mississippi’s public schools, and we want to make sure everyone hears the latest news.

That’s why the Mississippi Department of Education has created this new blog, Mississippi Achieves. The blog is geared toward a broad audience of educators, parents and others with an interest in public education in Mississippi. Mississippi Achieves is a venue to celebrate how high academic standards are positively affecting teaching and learning. We expect it will also become a forum for educators to exchange information and resources.

The trajectory of education in Mississippi is changing. Our graduation rate has reached an historic high, our drop-out rate is declining, and our students are achieving better academic outcomes than ever before.

Mississippians now have powerful evidence that the education reforms that have been implemented throughout our state are working. This validates the work of all of the students, teachers, school administrators, state leaders and parents who have dedicated themselves to improving student achievement.

I am optimistic and excited about the future of public education in Mississippi. Please join me in following this great story at Mississippi Achieves.