Understanding the Re-Setting of Cut Scores in Mississippi’s Accountability System, PART 2

This blog post is Part 2. Read Part 1 here: http://www.mississippifirst.org/blog/understanding-re-setting-cut-scores-mississippis-accountability-system-part-1/. Setting Cut Scores The process of setting cut scores is in part technical and in part political. First, staff at the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) compile all the scores from schools and districts and…

MCSAB Looking for Deputy Director

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board (MCSAB) is looking for a Deputy Director. MCSAB is the state’s sole charter school authorizer. It is dedicated to increasing access to excellent public schools by authorizing high-quality charter schools, particularly schools designed to expand opportunities for underserved students….

MYCouncil Application 2017

The 2017-2018 MYCouncil application process closed on June 1, 2017. We are no longer accepting applications. The Mississippi Youth Council (MYCouncil) is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Mississippi Youth Council (MYCouncil). MYCouncil is made up of 10 youth from across Mississippi that support and promote…

Mississippi First Releases Video to Explain the 27% Rule

EdBuild recommended eliminating the 27% rule as part of the funding re-write. Do you know what the 27% rule is, and who it benefits? You may be surprised. Watch this video to learn. [Editor’s note: This video looks at how the 27% rule affects school…

Use of Mississippi First name as Congressional Campaign Slogan

It has come to our attention that a candidate for Congress in Mississippi’s first congressional district is using the name “Mississippi First” as part of his campaign. Mississippi First is a non-partisan, non-profit that champions transformative policy solutions ensuring educational excellence for every Mississippi child. We abide by…

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