Mississippi

The largely poor and rural state of Mississippi suffers from the highest rate of childhood poverty in the country, along with some of the lowest scores on standardized tests. A legacy of racism and segregation are among the roadblocks that keep the children of Mississippi from reaching their full potential. See all our Special Reports

How would Betsy DeVos impact education in Mississippi?

Would her ideas work in a rural state?

Fight for better education instead of blasting “unhappy liberals’’

Mississippi senator gets pushback for “alternate” view of protests

A high school graduate raises his diploma in celebration as he walks back to his seat during a commencement ceremony Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Pittston, Pa.

An end to Mississippi’s special education diploma?

Bill would remove alternate diploma as a graduation option

Mississippi to double its inspections of child care centers in the Delta

State plan aims to increase child care oversight, quality

Mandatory kindergarten and home economics: What Mississippi lawmakers have proposed for 2017

Dozens of bills proposed to improve, reform education

National nonprofit to recruit Mississippi communities for reading program

National reading initiative aims to boost third-grade reading proficiency

Who should be in charge of licensing Mississippi’s teachers?

Task force calls for independent board to take on that role

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Has your child care center left children unattended?

Search the results of child care inspections performed by the Mississippi Department of Health last year to see if your center is on the violations list

Mississippi to increase oversight of child care centers

More inspections, inspectors, and coaching system next year could make the state a national model

Mississippi’s early ed shakeup: State reorganizes key child care services, launches new family tracking system

Online platform will track families as they apply for and receive state services

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