mississippi department of education

Former education head, contractors accused of fudging bids

By LEAH WILLINGHAM Associated Press/ Mississippi JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A former top official at the Mississippi Department of Education and three contractors who worked with the agency are being accused by the federal government of stealing thousands of dollars…

School guidance on Coronavirus

The Mississippi Department of Education provided guidance to school districts today regarding prevention measures and preparation in the event of a local outbreak of the Coronavirus. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi. The guidance includes information on…

‘Move to Learn’ at West Wortham

If you have kids, you know it is hard for them to sit still for long periods of times and teachers see this just as much. That’s why the Mississippi Department of Education and the Bower Foundation created ‘Move to…

MDE Finalizes Teacher Pay Raise Total

In consultation with school districts, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has determined that 40,991 teachers and teacher assistants are eligible for the state-funded, $1,500 pay raise.   The number of teaching positions is an increase from the original estimate…

Grant awarded to three Mississippi universities

William Carey University is one of three state university’s receiving a combined total of nearly $2 million in grant money. The Mississippi Department of Education is allocating $1.7 million to William Carey, Delta State University, and Mississippi State University to…

Nearly 3,000 third graders pass second reading test

Almost 3,000 more Mississippi third graders passed a toughened reading test on the second try in May, cutting the number of students in danger of not advancing to fourth grade. The Mississippi Department of Education said Tuesday that of 8,941…

Additional teachers to get pay raises

It was just earlier this month when Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill to give teachers and assistant teachers a $1,500 pay raise. Recently, the Mississippi Department of Education has gotten numerous calls from superintendents reporting some teaching positions, like…

Lottery for education scholarship accounts

The Mississippi Department of Education will hold a lottery on July 14th to award 58 education scholarship accounts for next school year. The ESA program provides scholarships to parents of students with disabilities who want to remove their child from…

Reading Gate Educational Meeting February 23rd in Gulfport

In an effort to assist school districts with the implementation of the third grade reading gate, the Mississippi Department of Education will conduct regional meetings for parents of kindergarten through third grade students over the next month. Parents will receive…