April 30, 2015

MS Dept. of Ed Accepting Public Comments on ESSA Plan

July 5, 2017

The Mississippi Dept. of Education is accepting public comment on the state’s ESSA plan. Mississippi’s plan “covers a myriad of topics and provides some insight into the educational areas the state may prioritize in the next few years.”

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MS Dept. of Ed Approves State’s ESSA Plan

June 19, 2017

The Mississippi Board of Education voted to approve the state’s ESSA plan. The Mississippi Dept. of Education stated, “The plan will work to bridge the achievement gap between black and white students.” The Board will continue to accept public feedback on the plan until July...

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MS Dept. of Ed Announces Listening Tour

June 13, 2017

The Mississippi Dept. of Education announced a listening tour to discuss the state’s ESSA plan. Meetings will address “measuring student success, resources for parents, subgroup methods of success, teacher and leader quality, and improvement strategies for underperforming schools.”

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MS Superintendent Wright Seeking Feedback on Changes Stakeholders Would Like to See

August 25, 2016

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said the Mississippi Department of Education is seeking feedback on the “types of changes stakeholders in Mississippi’s public schools would like to see that would better inform them on whether students and their schools are successful.” The Department is...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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