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Mississippi First responds to Gov. Phil Bryant’s Executive Order from December 16

Gov. Bryant’s Executive Order responds to the concerns some Mississippians have regarding the Common Core State Standards by reiterating the long-standing role of the state and local districts in our public education system. Our state department of education, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), sets academic standards…

MSF Monthly Update

IN THIS ISSUE: Executive Director Notes Quick update on MSF over the past month Charter Schools Application released and other news Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens (CHART Initiative) Updates from the field Pre-Kindergarten State-funded preK implementation School Turnaround MSF launches Choose Excellence Campaign Other Education…

MSF College Chapter host Education Forum

  Q&A with MSF College Chapter President Kaitlyn Barton On November 19, the Mississippi First college chapter at the University of Mississippi focused on education by hosting a discussion titled, “Education in Mississippi.”  The educational panel featured Sen. Gray Tollison, Sanford Johnson, Dr. Melissa Bass,…

Q & A: Mississippi Scorecards

In order to learn more about the Mississippi Education Scorecards, that were released last week by The Center for Education Innovation, MSF talked with Babak Mostaghimi, Director of Community, Family, and School Engagement at The Center for Education Innovation, to learn more about what the Mississippi Education Scorecards are, how…

Conservative Case for Common Core: WVBG Interview

Conservative Case for Common Core: David Boolos interviews Mike Petrilli about Common Core in MS On November 7, Michael Petrilli was interviewed on WVBG Jackson detailing the Conservative Case for Common Core. Mike is the Executive Vice President at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a conservative…

MSF launches Choose Excellence

Today, Mississippi First launched Choose Excellence, a campaign dedicated to supporting the Common Core State Standards in Mississippi. Choose Excellence is part of CommonCoreMS, a new Mississippi First initiative which is dedicated to providing resources and information about implementing Common Core State Standards in Mississippi schools….

MSF Monthly Update

IN THIS EDITION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOTE CHARTER SCHOOLS CHART INITIATIVE PRE KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL TURNAROUND ___________________________________________________________ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOTE Quick update of MSF over the past month Jobs at MSF– In November, we will be hiring a new Deputy Director of Policy and a Teen Health Policy…

Teachers: Upcoming Common Core Training presented by MDE

This fall, there are a variety of teacher trainings being offered by the Mississippi Department of Education dealing with the implementation of Common Core. Below you will find the most recent listing of teacher resources and trainings. If you are interested in subscribing to the MDE…