For the past decade, Governor Reeves has fought to improve Mississippi’s education system. As a result, Mississippi has been a shining example in recent years that smart, conservative policies work in education.

In 2019, Mississippi students led the nation in educational gains in reading and math. We have significantly improved testing scores while the rest of the nation has remained stagnant. Graduation rates have risen dramatically in Mississippi, surpassing all experts’ expectations. Education groups all across the country are looking to Mississippi and asking themselves how they can replicate the success happening in the Hospitality State.

Governor Reeves is committed to continuing that success that he helped champion while leading the Mississippi Senate.


Press releases:


Governor Reeves Statement on Mississippi’s Record High Education Ranking

June 11, 2024

Governor Tate Reeves today released the following statement on Mississippi reaching an all-time high ranking in the latest Kids Count national report.


Governor Reeves Statement on Mississippi Graduation Rate Reaching Another All-Time High

January 18, 2024

“The education gains we’re seeing in Mississippi are unprecedented. From this all-time high graduation rate to the Mississippi Miracle, our state is preparing our students to be both well-rounded and ready to take on rewarding careers.”


Governor Reeves Statement on Improvement in Accountability Grades for Mississippi Schools

September 28, 2023

Governor Reeves today released the following statement on the improvement in accountability grades for Mississippi schools during the 2022-2023 school year:


Mississippi Second in Nation for Prime Working-Age Employment Gains Since 2020

August 3, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – A report from Pew highlights Mississippi as having the second highest gains in the nation in its employment rate for prime-age workers between Q1 2020 and Q1 2023. Prime-age workers are individuals between the ages of 25–54.


Governor Reeves Signs Legislation Creating Nurse Retention Program in Mississippi

March 9, 2023

Governor Tate Reeves today announced that he signed Senate Bill 2373 which creates the “Skilled Nursing Home and Hospital Nurses Retention Loan Repayment Program.”

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