The Mississippi Department of Education is the central governmental authority in this federal state of the U.S.A. It coordinates and regulates K-12 public education. A Board of Education supervises instruction in the public schools. Information of this website is mainly addressed to teachers, parents and pupils/students.- The following issues are focal points of these pages: curriculum and assessment; standards and teaching; educational initiatives; school law and school choice; resources for teacher education; programmes and services; questions of school reform; efforts regarding the application of new technologies; finance; publications etc. Besides a calendar of events is offered.