PREPS partners with MDE

PREPS is excited to officially partner with the Mississippi Department of Education beginning the 2017-18 school year! Please stay tuned for exciting announcements and opportunities!

Dr. Carey Wright to Testify at U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on the Every Student Succeeds A

Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education and president-elect of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Dr. Wright has been invited to testify at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing, “ESSA Implementation: Exploring State and Local Reform Efforts.” Wright will share highlights of Mississippi’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act and talk about how the state engaged stakeholders to develop a plan that is tailored to the needs of Mississippi students. 9 a.m. CST, July 18, 2017 Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave., Washington


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#MSSUCCEEDS - Ensuring a Bright Future for Every Child - Every Child Succeeds Act

The Mississippi Department of Education is gathering feedback through an online survey, available from June 16 to July 16, on the Mississippi Dept. of Education ESSA website ( . Feedback will be considered for incorporation into the Mississippi Succeeds Plan prior to the Governor’s review. The Governor’s Office has 30 days to review the final version of the plan. The plan will then go to the Board for final approval in September. Learn more about the latest Mississippi Department of Education plans for Mississippi Succeeds here.

Did you know?

Did you know that your PREPS membership pays for you to be a member of the Mississippi Partners in Education Association (MAPE)? Find out more about MAPE on their website .

Embracing Dyslexia Symposium

PREPS is excited to co-sponsor the Embracing Dyslexia Symposium which will be held on September 22, 2017 at the Hattiesburg Convention Center with Mississippi Association of Dyslexia Therapist. With the affordable cost of just $25, your teachers and support staff will be able to acquire the most up-to-date information regarding teaching students with Dyslexia. CEUs will be available through William Carey University. Keynote: Dr. Suzanne Carreker – Author of the WCU Dyslexia Therapy Program Curriculum; ADHD and Dyslexia: Speakers: Dr. Jonathon Shook, President, Mississippi Association of Pediatrics; Hattiesburg Clinic Interpreting Psycho-educational Evaluations; Is This Child Dyslexic? Audi

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th from PREPS! We pledge to support and encourage excellence in education in Mississippi's Public School Districts! Please visit our WEBSITE to learn more about upcoming events and opportunities for administrators and teachers.


PREPS is proud to work together with the Mississippi Association of Partners in Eduction as we seek ways to encourage, empower, and support the students and faculty in Mississippi's public schools. We are making plans for the PREPS/MAPE Conference which is tentativley set for February 2018. Please make arrangements to be with us! "We are seeking engaging presenters, valuable vendors, and supportive sponsors." PREPS members are encouraged to submit nominations for our special awards including the Hugh I. Peck Memorial Award, Dan Merritt Courage Award, and the PREPS Partner Award. Hugh I. Peck Memorial Research Award was established in memory of Dr. Hugh Peck, former Executive Director of PRE

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