April 30, 2015
March 30, 2018
According to WJTV, Mississippi’s ESSA plan has also been approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Secretary of Education DeVos “praised aspects of the plan, especially a new accountability plan, services to assist underperforming schools and collaborative early childhood education measures.” The plan also “includes...
January 18, 2018
Kate Royals at the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the state’s education accountability system “could be in for another upheaval” in light of feedback from the U.S. Department of Education on its ESSA plan.
December 21, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education recently told Mississippi education officials “that they must provide more details about how they are meeting the challenges faced by underperforming students” under ESSA. The Mississippi Department of Education must resubmit its updated ESSA plan by January 4.
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.”
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...
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.”
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...
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.