Mississippi Board of Education chairman Dr. John R. Kelly today unveiled the Board’s 5-year Strategic Plan for 2016-2020, which sets the road map for changing the trajectory of public education in Mississippi.

The plan details five goals to improve educational outcomes for every public school student in the state.

“We must commit to bold and brave policy decisions in order to lift Mississippi from the bottom nationally in education,” Kelly said. “What is in the best interests of all students guided every aspect of this plan.”

The plans five goals include:

1. All students are proficient and show growth in all assessed areas

2. Every student graduates high school and is ready for college and career

3. Every child has access to a high-quality early childhood education program

4. Every school has effective teachers and leaders

5. Every community effectively uses a world-class data system to improve student outcomes

The 5-year plan builds upon the Board’s existing priorities of improving literacy, particularly among K-3 students, reducing the dropout rate and improving overall student proficiency. Embedded in the plan is the Board’s full commitment to maintaining Mississippi’s College- and Career-Ready Standards.

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Source: MDE

One thought on “Mississippi Board of Education Unveils 5-year Strategic Plan for Public Education in MS

  1. Lofty goals but lots of obstacles in the way. The old saying “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink” comes to mind for one. How can the education system instill in school kids a desire to do well in their classes if the child’s parents aren’t concerned enough to provide proper guidance for the child? How can the education system engage the parent(s) in seeing that their children do their homework each evening, eat a nutritious dinner, go to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up each morning to a hot breakfast in order for the child to go off to school prepared to learn. How? How? How? What are the real, workable answers to this dilemma?

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