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Special Education Advisory Panel Meeting Notice

The Special Education Advisory Panel will meet on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel, 1001 East County Line Road, Jackson, MS 39211.

The Panel will hear public comments at 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Written comments may be submitted to Dr. Armerita Tell, Mississippi Department  of  Education, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0771; fax: 601-359-2198; email:; or call the Parent Hotline Number: 1-877-544-0408.

For more information, or if you need accommodations due to a disability, contact Dr. Armerita Tell at 601-359-3498.


Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference (MAMLE)

The 2016 MAMLE Annual Conference will be held Feb. 25-27 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. MAMLE is open to educators, administrators, and central office personnel working with young adolescents in grades 4-9. Dru Tomlin of AMLE is one of this year’s keynote speakers.

For more information including registration, hotel reservations, and a call for speakers, please visit or contact MAMLE Executive Director Nicole Miller at  You can also sign up for the MAMLE mailing list at  


MASA & AASA Women's Leadership Forum

Mark your calendar for Feb. 26 for the Mississippi Association of School Administrators and AASA Women’s Leadership Forum at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg. Cost is $149, which includes brunch and a networking reception. The forum is open to all female superintendents, assistant superintendents, aspiring superintendents, central office administrators and building level leaders.

Guest speakers include:
Questar CEO Jamie Candee, who will bring updates on our new state assessment
MaryAnn P. Jobe, Ed.D., Director Education & Leadership Development AASA
Maree F. Sneed, Partner Hogan Lovells, US, LLP
Melissa Sinunu, President of Classworks
Felicia Johnson, Owner, Triumph Education
Sherry J. Pitts, CEO, Merit Health Women's Hospital 

Stay tuned for updated details on our outstanding program designed by women for women! To register, click here:


 Strong Readers=Strong Leaders Campaign
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The Strong Readers=Strong Leaders campaign promotes literacy throughout a child’s education by equipping families, students and educators with resources to develop reading skills at school and at home.

School districts, libraries and community organizations are free to use any Strong Readers = Strong Leaders materials to promote literacy. Visit to download posters, graphics and the Strong Readers = Strong Logo.

Schools are encouraged to add the Strong Readers = Strong Leaders web link, logo and public service announcement to their websites and to spread the word about Strong Readers = Strong Leaders via social media.

Click here to view the Strong Readers=Strong Leaders public service announcement featuring 2014 Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray and Gov. Phil Bryant.


MDE News

Licensure Commission Suspends License of Clarksdale Municipal School District Teacher Due to Cheating

MDE Releases First Set of Statewide Results for Tests Aligned to Higher Standards

Mississippi Leads the Nation for 4th Grade Gains on National Assessment of Educational Progress

Toyota USA Foundation Awards Mississippi Career Education Grant

Licensure Hearing for Clarksdale Teacher Continued Until Nov. 16



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