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Parent Q & A: Services for Students with Disabilities During School Closures

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Office of Special Education has created this Q & A as a resource to ...
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Starkville Resident Named Mississippi’s 2019 Parent of the Year

JACKSON, Miss. – Leslie Fye, a mother of two children in the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, was named the ...
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Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science Hosts the Third Annual Math Superstars Competition

Columbus, Miss. – The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) hosted the third annual Math Superstars Competition on October 11 ...
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Elementary, Technology, Teacher

MDE-MSU Partnership Brings Computer Science Courses to K-12 Classrooms

By Emile Creel, Mississippi State University Research and Curriculum Unit Two major education units at Mississippi State will be working to ...
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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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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.