Mississippi to regulate restraint and seclusion of students

March 21, 2016 in Education

CLINTON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Board of Education released a revised policy Thursday that for the first time regulates when public school students statewide can be physically restrained or […]

Bill seeks to raise bar for passing third-grade reading test

February 19, 2016 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — More Mississippi third-graders could be in danger of flunking for low reading skills if a bill passed by a House committee Tuesday becomes law. House Bill […]

Mississippi state school board approves tweaks to academic standards

January 22, 2016 in Education

CLINTON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s state Board of Education unanimously adopted a series of minor changes to the state’s academic standards Thursday, in what could be a quiet end to […]

Mississippi taking closer look at school contractors

October 19, 2015 in Education

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials say they’re trying to measure whether struggling school districts are getting good results from contractors hired to help teachers and students. In a presentation […]

Vote set to name passing score for third-grade reading test

May 7, 2015 in Education

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The state Board of Education is scheduled to meet Thursday to vote on the reading test score third graders will be […]

State Superintendent Carey Wright says cheating districts should have to pay for investigations

January 21, 2015 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright says that school districts guilty of cheating on state tests should have to pay the cost of investigations into that […]

Mississippi gets high mark for preschool participation, remains last in nation in school performance

January 9, 2015 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi again ranks last in the nation in school performance according to an influential evaluation released Thursday, but the state ranks near the top in a […]

Mississippi misses out again on share of $250 million in federal preschool funds

December 11, 2014 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that Mississippi has missed out on its share of $250 million in federal money to expand its fledgling prekindergarten […]