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

Federal grant aims to boost low-income test takers in Mississippi

State superintendent Dr. Carey Wright says the grant will help create equitable opportunities for students to earn college credit in high school. Photo: Imani Khayyam Mississippi…

Is Mississippi’s child care system backsliding?

Vital programs for vulnerable Mississippi children in limbo as state rushes to meet new federal rules

This futuristic afterschool program really works, so why is the funding being slashed?

A funding blunder in Mississippi endangers after school programs for some of its neediest children

Bullied by the badge?

Thousands of police officers are now stationed inside public schools. What does this mean for students?

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Chronically absent: Is quality education possible in juvenile detention in Mississippi?

One Mississippi youth court judge says he wants to be bored – like the Maytag man

Southern Poverty Law Center: Mississippi’s charter funding is unconstitutional

Reimagine Prep is one of the charter schools operating in Jackson. Photo: Imani Khayyam JACKSON, Miss. — A new charter school provision would drain local money away…

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