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The Mississippi State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to allow school districts mandated by the governor to delay the start of the school year because of the coronavirus the ability to cut up to 10 days from their academic calendars. School districts in Mississippi are required to provide 180 days of instruction each academic …

JACKSON —  The Mississippi State Board of Education has approved the use of a K-3 assessment system from Renaissance Learning, a Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-based provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions. This integrated assessment system will include a universal screener and diagnostic assessment, kindergarten readiness assessment tool, and a third-grade reading summative …

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi state Board of Education is seeking to take over the Claiborne County and Leflore County school districts, but will grant the Yazoo City system a reprieve. The board voted this morning to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to declare states of emergency in Claiborne and Leflore. The move would mean that …