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PREPS Offering Professional Growth System (PGS) Training

09/13/2018

PREPS, the Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools, is partnering with MDE and William Carey University to offer training on Mississippi’s Educator and Administrator Professional Growth System. The training will be held on September 27 at William Carey University. The training is designed for teachers (morning only) and administrators (all day). Participants may earn 0.5 CEUs or...

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MLA Offers Scholarships and Grants for Teachers

09/06/2018

The Mississippi Literacy Association’s (MLA) Scholarship and Grant Program provides $500 to MLA members for tuition, books and materials related to a current graduate-level reading course or for innovative classroom/school projects or events. See the attached document for additional information, including application guidelines. Applications are due October 18, 2018....

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USM WCTP Offering Renewal Workshops

08/30/2018

USM’s World Class Teacher Program will host several group support meetings for NBCTs who need to renew their certification. The WCTP @ USM will host a kick-off meeting on September 15 from 1:00-2:30 in Room 101 of the J.B. George Building on the Hattiesburg campus. In addition to the kick-off meeting, the WCTP @ USM will hold 4 more support group meetings throughout the winter and spring of 201...

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MDE Releases 2017-18 MAAP Results

08/17/2018

During its monthly board meeting yesterday, the State Board of Education released statewide results from the 2017-18 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP), which shows achievement is continuing to rise among all student groups. Students showed statistically significant gains in both ELA and mathematics. The percentage of students meeting or exceeding grade-level expectations on ELA asses...

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MDE Develops Strategies for Addressing Teacher Shortage

08/16/2018

State Board of Education members received an update during today’s monthly board meeting from the Office of Teaching and Leading on strategies for addressing Mississippi’s teacher shortage. Potential strategies for future pathways to licensure include a teacher residency model or a performance-based model. Additional recruitment and retention strategies include a campaign to elevate the teac...

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