MDE Superintendent Dr. Wright discusses the upcoming school year

With the upcoming school year in a state of flux due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright made an appearance on the most recent episode of The Gallo Show. You can use the video below to check out what all she had to say regarding the start of … Continue reading “MDE Superintendent Dr. Wright discusses the upcoming school year”

White talks defunct Office of Dropout Prevention

Last week, State Auditor Shad White released an audit showing that the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) failed to maintain an Office of Dropout Prevention (ODP) for the last 10 years as required by state law. Today, the first-term auditor joined The Gallo Show to talk more about the defunct ODP, plus the evidence showing that the … Continue reading “White talks defunct Office of Dropout Prevention”

MDE to allocate millions in the coming weeks

Now, that the Mississippi Department of Education has received $169.9 million for K-12 under the CARES Act, Mississippi State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright and her team have composed an allocation plan. “The department will keep 10 percent. .5 percent for admin and the other 9.5 percent, we are going to use for those districts that … Continue reading “MDE to allocate millions in the coming weeks”

MDE seeks public input on CARES Act spending

The Mississippi Department of Education wants to hear from you. In a news release, the MDE stated that they are seeking public input to help the state prioritize the use of funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act provides one-time relief funds to respond to the impact … Continue reading “MDE seeks public input on CARES Act spending”

Dr. Wright: There are no ‘exit’ exams in Mississippi public schools

Rep. Tom Miles successfully pushed a bill through the House for public schools to drop “Exit Test” requirements for students. We invited the State’s Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carey Wright, to explain the reason the Deptartment of Education is against this. If you haven’t heard the reasoning behind this…it may surprise you. Pete Smith from … Continue reading “Dr. Wright: There are no ‘exit’ exams in Mississippi public schools”

Pickering: Department of Education is a “culture of obstruction”

To say that emotions were running high as they met in the Green Room between interview, may be an understatement. Senate Education Chairman Gray Tollison and State Auditor Stacey Pickering were both on the Show to discuss the PEER Report of the Mississippi Education Dept. Pickering strongly suggested that the Legislature, as well as the … Continue reading “Pickering: Department of Education is a “culture of obstruction””