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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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 the video below to learn about the 27% rule. [Editor’s note: This video looks at how the 27% rule affects school funding using EdBuild’s calculated totals…

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Mississippi First Releases Second State of Pre-K Report

Today, Mississippi First released the second report in its ground-breaking series, The State of Pre-K in Mississippi, which focuses on pre-K access and quality in Mississippi. The report released today—The State of Pre-K in Mississippi (2014-2015)—updates our 2011-2012 report on public pre-K and expands it to include information about licensed childcare centers serving four-year-old children….

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Mississippi First Releases Second State of Pre-K Report

MDE Approves 4 Additional Early Learning Collaboratives

NEWS RELEASE from the Mississippi Department of Education For Immediate Release: November 10, 2016 State Board Approves Four Additional Early Learning Collaboratives Preschool Programs JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi State Board of Education voted today to add four new early learning collaboratives (ELC) to the current list of 10 to provide high-quality early childhood education…

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MDE Approves 4 Additional Early Learning Collaboratives

Understanding and Interpreting 2015-2016 MAP Scores: Proceed with Caution

This week, the Mississippi Department of Education will release 2015-2016 MAP scores for all public school districts. These proficiency scores reflect achievement on the new state assessment called MAP that students took Spring 2016; they will not include student growth scores or school grades, which are expected to be released later this fall. Mississippi students…

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Understanding and Interpreting 2015-2016 MAP Scores: Proceed with Caution

Parents File Motion to Intervene in the Charter School Lawsuit

Jackson, MS–On August 10, 2016, the Mississippi Justice Institute, on behalf of three public charter school parents, filed a motion to intervene in the charter school lawsuit recently brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center. After filing the motion, the Mississippi Justice Institute held a press conference on the Mississippi Department of Education’s lawn. Two…

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Parents File Motion to Intervene in the Charter School Lawsuit