Charter School to Open in the Mississippi Delta

Today, the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board approved the fifth public charter school for the state: Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School. The school is set to open in the fall of 2018 in Clarksdale, Miss., and at full enrollment will serve students in grades K-8. In the fall of 2018, the school will enroll 150…

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Charter School to Open in the Mississippi Delta

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

This blog post is Part 2. Read Part 1 here: https://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 rank each from highest to lowest. (Schools must be grouped…

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MSF Releases Mississippi Voices: Public Perception of Pre-K-12 Education in Mississippi

Today, Mississippi First released Mississippi Voices: Public Perception of Pre-K-12 Education in Mississippi, a report revealing public perceptions of the issues that Mississippi First supports as well as perceptions of the broader public education context in Mississippi. The report is based on the responses of 504 adults in Mississippi. The 27-item scientific survey covered public…

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MSF Releases Mississippi Voices: Public Perception of Pre-K-12 Education in Mississippi

MDE: Donors Contributed Nearly $1.6 million to Early Learning Collaboratives in 2016

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: February 7, 2017 Donors Contributed Nearly $1.6 million to Early Learning Collaboratives in 2016 JACKSON, Miss. – Individuals or corporations donated about $1.6 million to early learning collaboratives (ELCs) in 2016, providing state-funded early childhood education programs with additional support for student learning. Last year’s donations exceeded donations of $276,850…

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