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Ms. Peggy Peterson

Wrong Peggy Peterson?
Phone: (662) ***-****  HQ Phone
Educational Competencies LLC
P.O. Box 968
West Point, Mississippi 39773
United States

Company Description: Assessing Educational Compentencies, LLC - Fostering educational success through high-quality training. Creating partnerships among the stakeholders in education.
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Compulsory School Attendance
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Web References
Assessing Educational Competencies, LLC
www.aecnow.com, 27 July 2014 [cached]
Peggy Peterson
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Peggy Peterson is a former classroom teacher and, until her retirement, was a Bureau Director in the Mississippi Department of Education. She also served as Director of Compulsory School Attendance for the MDE. Ms. Peterson has vast knowledge in the area of alternative schools and has worked with teachers in alternative schools and with inclusion teachers in several school districts.
NBC 15 :: NEWS
www.wpmi.com [cached]
    Peggy Peterson, director of compulsory school attendance enforcement with the Mississippi Department of Education, said she fears that some children may not be receiving top equality education instruction from their parents.
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    "Mississippi has the most lenient homeschool laws in the nation," Peterson said.
The Daily Mississippian - Official cites Miss. homeschool program as too lenient
www.thedmonline.com, 15 Oct 2004 [cached]
During 2003,s first enrollment check, there were only about 8,548 students being homeschooled in Mississippi, and numbers rose steadily until May, when there were 11,063 students, compared with Tennessee,s 30,000, said Peggy Peterson, director of homeschooling for the Mississippi Department of Education.
Peterson said such an increase is typical, and the numbers usually drop back down to around 8,000 in September and gradually rise as the school year wears on.
According to Peterson, Mississippi,s homeschooling rules are more lenient than those of other states.
It is fairly simple to start homeschooling in Mississippi, Peterson said
Once a student has properly withdrawn from the public school or other school they were in before, they are to contact a school attendance officer and complete an enrollment form.
There are no requirements for parents, and there is a state law that says homeschooling cannot be monitored, Peterson said.
There is no way to know if homeschooled children are getting a quality education, because there are no required tests to ensure that the pupil is staying at his appropriate grade level, Peterson said.
Education Official Concerned
www.heritagehomeschool.com, 11 Oct 2004 [cached]
Peggy Peterson, director of compulsory school attendance enforcement with the Mississippi Department of Education, said she fears that some children may not be receiving top quality education instruction from their parents.
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Peterson said some parents have done a good job of educating their children, "but I am concerned about the ones who are not qualified to teach their children."
Peterson's office is the only one with the state Department of Education that has anything to do with homeschooling. Families that homeschool their children must register with their county's school attendance officer; the officer, in turn, reports to Peterson's office.
Peterson, a former president of the Mississippi Association of Educators, said some states require parents who teach their children to have a certain level of education. She said there was no such requirement in Mississippi.
"Mississippi has the most lenient homeschool laws in the nation," Peterson said.
WTOK | Leaders Target Dropouts
www.wtok.com, 30 Sept 2004 [cached]
"It's real important that everyone in the system buys into the fact that there is a dropout concern," said Peggy Peterson, director of Compulsory School Attendance.
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Peterson said every school district in the state is to develop a dropout plan to be submitted to the state Department of Education by Dec. 15, 2004.
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