Paving New Pathways

Described as the “silver lining” behind the cloud of Hurricane Katrina, The Mississippi Center for Education Innovation (CEI) is a nonprofit education intermediary that:

  • Supports and connects families
  • Early learning environments
  • Schools and communities to resources
  • Technical assistance
  • Best practices that prepare vulnerable children to become productive members of a global society.

Our Story

Since 2008, (MS)CEI has worked to improve education in Mississippi at both the state and local levels by building public will and demand for quality education starting with early childhood.

(MS)CEI has incubated and spread innovations in education to build capacity across Mississippi by leveraging limited resources and partnering with other organizations through collective action.

Recent Updates

High Reliability Schools with Dr. Robert Marzano

High Reliability Schools with Dr. Robert Marzano

The MERC Summer Institute is an intensive three-day professional experience focused on developing high-reliability schools in Mississippi.  A high-reliability schoolRead More

Recent Blog Post

It’s More Than Just A Pizza Party

It’s More Than Just A Pizza Party...

September 3, 2015

By: Ayatti Hatcher

In November, 2014 I just stated providing TA to C M & I Daycare center.  The center director, Linda Loftin, was out ill and her designee Portia Hinton was in the office that day.  While I was working with Portia, one of the student, Malik Walker, came in the office and wanted to ask Portia a queRead More