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

5 Mississippi education stories you may have missed this summer

Rural school innovation, food insecurity, and homeless students among top summer stories

The only A-rated, majority-black district in Mississippi

Racially integrated Clinton receives top scores

PODCAST: How will Trump’s budget proposal impact food access for kids?

Cuts to programs that serve kids have families, educators concerned

Mississippi Learning: Five programs you should know about in Mississippi’s ESSA plan

State plans to ‘grow’ local teachers, improve teacher preparation

Mississippi’s homeless students struggle, with little help from schools

Funds for federal homeless program in short supply, hard to obtain

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Mississippi tops rankings as ‘highest priority state’ in rural education

High poverty, low instructional spending have led to poor outcomes, report finds

Children play with materials at Highway 90 Daycare in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Owner Sherrie Jones has relied on private help to make improvements to her center.

New rankings place Mississippi at the top in preschool quality

Mississippi one of only five states to meet all current quality standards

How does Mississippi really compare when it comes to graduation rates?

New report highlights strong points, challenges in getting all kids to graduation

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