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

Chronic absences, poverty impacting outcomes for Mississippi’s children, report says

Report shows the state at the bottom of the nation in education and child well-being

Are Mississippi’s students prepared for college?

Data show more than half of incoming students at some post-secondary institutions require remediation

Mississippi legislators whittle down number of education bills

Flexible spending accounts, anti-bullying legislation still alive

Mississippi suspends pilot child care inspection program

Officials developing new plan to roll out more inspections statewide

How would Betsy DeVos impact education in Mississippi?

Would her ideas work in a rural state?

OPINION: 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


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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