Mississippi Department of Education to hold public hearing on new academic standards

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JACKSON, Miss. (BRPROUD)- The Mississippi Of Education (MDE) is holding a public hearing on new academic standards for social studies, at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28 at the Mississippi Sparkman Auditorium.

The MDE will discuss with Mississippi educators on the state academic standards called the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards (MCCRS) to review the outline of skills and standards expected for students matriculation. The social studies academic standards was last updated in 2018.

“Mississippi educators have been implementing higher academic standards for nearly a decade, which has led to unprecedented student achievement,” said Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education. “We greatly value their experience and input as we further strengthen our academic standards.”

Residents seeking to speak at the hearing must register by 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25. Speakers are expected to address the content of the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards for Social Studies 2021.

More than 40 Mississippi educators participated in the revision process for the 2021 social studies standards, which clarified the learning goals and identified content examples to be moved to an instructional planning guide scheduled for release in May. The core standards remain unchanged, according to MDE.

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