April 30, 2015

Mississippi Plan Also Wins Federal Approval

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...

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ESSA To Cause “Upheaval” In State Accountability System?

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.

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Mississippi Must Share How It Will Meet the Needs of Underperforming Students

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.

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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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