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JSU Infant and Toddler Institute

Jackson State University-School of Lifelong Learning is hosting the 2016 Infant and Toddler Institute June 3-4. The cost is $49. You can earn 10 contact hours or 1.0 CEU. For all questions, group rates, and registration, contact Kelli Olive at 601-979-8894 or


JSU Effective Teacher Institute

Jackson State University-School of Lifelong Learning is hosting the 2016 Effective Teacher Institute June 6-10. The cost for 5 days is $449. You can earn 4 CEUs. For all questions and group rates, contact Kelli Olive at 601-979-8894 or To register, visit


Teacher Impact Grants
Empowering Teachers to Drive Change in Education

ASCD Teacher Impact Grants provide funding and support directly to teachers for promising teacher-led, administrator-supported ideas, programs, or initiatives to improve education. These grants allow teachers to develop and execute projects that can serve as models to be replicated and scaled.

The program provides the flexibility, funding, and evaluation support necessary to meet the unique needs of teacher-led projects. The grants cultivate the expertise of teachers and help to position them as leaders driving transformation in schools, districts, and states.

Applications will be accepted through June 16. Learn more about the application process and eligibility.


MDE News

Mississippi State Board of Education to Discuss Title IX Federal Guidance

Mississippi Nears Completion of First Large-Scale, Online Assessment

Two Mississippi Students Named 2016 Presidential Scholars



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Are you a licensed educator seeking employment in a Mississippi public school district?  Are you seeking the most current district vacancies available?  If so, please visit our job board at to discover your career opportunities.

For information on employment in the MDE, contact the Office of Human Resources at 601-359-3511 or visit the "Active Recruitment List" on the State Personnel Board Web site at for a list of openings in all state agencies.


Teacher Center Job Board

Understanding the need to notify potential employees about school district vacancies in real time, the Mississippi Teacher Center’s job board allows each district to post vacancies directly to reach applicants faster. To post to the job board, visit For more information, call the Teacher Center at 601-359-3631.