The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death for the 2016-2017 flu season. The death occurred in an individual who lived in Central Mississippi.
Governor Phil Bryant has named Marshall L. Fisher as Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS). Fisher replaces Albert Santa Cruz, who is retiring on January 31, 2017, after 43 years of service to the state.
The Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development determined today that Lowanda Tyler-Jones, former principal of Heidelberg Elementary School, violated state law by directing her staff to cheat on state assessments.
The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted to begin a public comment period on revisions to the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards (MCCRS) for Science through an online process.
The fall 2016 results of Mississippi’s statewide assessment of kindergarten readiness show that students who attended public or private pre-K programs were more likely to start school prepared to learn than students who did not.