JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education voted in favor of the state’s plan to improve outcomes for students in compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the federal law that replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

Improved transparency, support for underperforming schools and districts, increased accountability for results, and focused professional training for better quality teachers and school leaders are key components of Mississippi Succeeds.

Read the full news release by clicking on the following link:


Make note of the public meeting dates below if you would like to attend.
June 26


Woodall Advanced Technology Center

906 Sullivan Dr. 
June 27


MDE Auditorium – 2nd floor, Central High School Building

359 N. West St. 
June 29


Oxford Conference Center

102 Ed Perry Boulevard

For more information about ESSA and to read the Mississippi Succeeds comprehensive plan and executive summary, visit www.mdek12.org/essa. The public is encouraged to complete an online survey following a review of the draft plan.


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