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 Proposed Education Funding Formula Changes

March 7, 2023

In light of the ongoing conversations within the Mississippi Legislature regarding the adjustment of the MAEP formula and changes to state education funding, Governor Reeves made the following statement:


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

January 19, 2023

For the third time since I became governor, Mississippi’s graduation rate has reached an all-time high. Mississippi isn’t just in the best fiscal and financial shape in our state’s history – we’re also in the best educational shape in our state’s history and performing better than the national average.


Governor Tate Reeves Releases Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget Recommendation

November 15, 2022

Governor Tate Reeves today released his Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget Recommendation. The Budget Recommendation highlights an agenda focused on fueling Mississippi’s economic engine, strengthening education and equipping Mississippi’s workforce with the skills needed to live fulfilling lives, heightening efforts to protect Mississippians and combat crime, and building a culture of life that makes it easier to raise a family.


Don’t Quit Campaign Launches in Mississippi

February 9, 2021

Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake (Body by Jake) Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), has kicked off the year by selecting the State of Mississippi for its 2021 DON’T QUIT! Campaign.


Governor Reeves Launches Expanded COVID-19 Testing for Teachers and Telehealth in Schools

August 17, 2020

Today, Governor Tate Reeves launched new COVID-19 initiatives to ensure the health and well-being of students and teachers as they return to school.

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