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MDE Schedules Community Meetings about Mississippi's College- and Career- ready Standards

by Patrice Guilfoyle | Aug 09, 2013


For Immediate Release: Aug. 9, 2013

MDE Schedules Community Meetings about Mississippi’s College- and Career-ready Standards

JACKSON, Miss. –The Mississippi Department of Education, in partnership with the Mississippi Parent-Teacher Association and the Mississippi Library Commission, will launch a series of public meetings around the state to inform parents and community members about Mississippi’s college- and career-ready standards.

Dr. Lynn J. House, interim state superintendent of education, will provide information about the Common Core State Standards and answer questions from the public.

“The purpose of these meetings is to share the facts about the more rigorous standards that set goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. As districts continue to move forward with full implementation of these standards, we want to help parents understand what their children will be doing in school and how they can help them succeed,” House said.

The times for all sessions are from 6-7:30 p.m. The meeting schedule is as follows:








Monday, Aug. 19


MDE Auditorium

Tuesday, Aug. 20


Lafayette County/Oxford Public Library

Wednesday, Aug. 21


Meridian High School Auditorium

Thursday, Aug. 22


Cleveland Career Center (behind Kroger)

Monday, Aug. 26


Natchez High School Gymnasium

Tuesday, Aug. 27


Biloxi High School Lecture Hall

Wednesday, Aug. 28


NR Burger Middle School Transploreum

Thursday, Aug. 29


Hernando Performing Arts Center

For more information about the state’s standards for college and career readiness, visit


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