Mississippi sets new score levels for A-to-F school grades

September 16, 2016 in Education

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s Board of Education is approving a new scoring levels system for assigning A-to-F grades to schools and school districts. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pascagoula, Moss Point schools among those in line for grants to improve reading skills

January 16, 2015 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — With thousands of Mississippi third-graders at risk of flunking this year because they can’t read at a basic level, State Board of Education members are likely […]

State education board delays sports cuts in troubled schools

November 13, 2014 in Education, Sports

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Cuts to sports and activities at schools districts that lose state accreditation would be delayed under a plan approved Wednesday by the Mississippi Board of Education. […]

State Board of Education OKs Common Core courses

February 25, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s Board of Education approved new Common Core-aligned English and math courses Friday, but not before some board members objected, saying they believe teachers and students […]

Mississippi Board of Education elects new leaders

August 1, 2012 in Education, News, Statewide News

From The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – A former teacher, principal, and school superintendent can now add chairman of the Mississippi Board of Education to his long list of education […]