Using compelling design and well-crafted prose, the RCU communications team works to shine a spotlight on Mississippi's education landscape. We share research and evaluation results, convey best practices, and tell stories across a wide variety of formats, including multiple biannual magazines, summary research briefs, and themed communications toolkits.

We also maintain an active social media presence, produce eye-catching posters and infographics, and design printed and electronic media for a number of education projects and groups across the state.

Our goal is to equip educators with tools and knowledge that help them improve student outcomes and spread the word about the great things going on in Mississippi's classrooms.

Recent Publications


Connections magazine Summer 2022 cover page

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The RCU is funded by the Mississippi Department of Education to produce a biannual publication that spotlights innovative K-12 CTE programs and practices across the state. Connections is written, designed, and printed at the RCU and disseminated to CTE centers and educators across the state. Each edition contains stories that highlight excellence and creativity in Mississippi's CTE programs.

School Focus

School Focus magazine

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School Focus is the biannual magazine for K-12 education in Mississippi, published in August and February of each year. It features K-12 students, educators, schools, and organizations from districts across the state, as well as curriculum and standards updates.

Educator Resources

Educator Toolkit

Download the CTE Promotional Toolkit

The RCU produces communications toolkits, including posters, social media tools, and flyers, that may be used by educators to promote greater understanding of the promise and achievements of Mississippi’s CTE programs. All products are free, and many can be customized to fit the individual needs of a specific school or program.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

Browse past annual reports

Each annual report conveys the RCU’s major accomplishments during the previous fiscal year. Also included are key statistics and metrics that help paint the picture of the RCU’s activities, outreach, and budget.

Mississippi ED Talk

School Focus magazine

Listen to Mississippi Ed Talk

Mississippi Ed Talk, a podcast produced in-house by the RCU, takes a deep dive into the innovative practices underway in Mississippi’s public schools and districts. Monthly episodes feature conversations with K-12 administrators, teachers, and key stakeholders to gain insight into promising practices and understand how they came about.

Research Briefs

Research Briefs

Browse our collection of research briefs

The RCU’s research brief series spotlights the results of the RCU’s research and evaluation projects. Each brief condenses the results of a study or report into an easy-to-read format that uses infographics and lists to convey findings and communicate key takeaways. The goal of the briefs is to reach educators, leaders, and the public with useful information and strategies that are based on rigorous research.


Brock Turnipseed
Marketing and Communications Manager


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