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

Could more home visits improve outcomes for Mississippi moms and kids?

Future of current programs uncertain as officials hope for congressional reauthorization

VIDEO: Fighting hunger in the Mississippi Delta

The summer food program that could become a lifeline if Trump cuts the federal budget

Trump’s proposed after-school cuts could lead to more hungry kids, lower test scores

Research shows good nutrition helps children do better in school

A high school library in a school district in Mentor, Ohio, was redesigned to fit the school’s vision for blended learning.

TEACHER VOICE: Ready for kindergarten? Here are the apps that can help make the difference

A Mississippi teacher explains how the right kind of screen time can support future reading success

READERS REACT: Should vets get college credit for experience?

This month’s letters to the editor discuss college credit for military experience, the racial achievement gap and special treatment for learning disabilities

What does online preschool look like in Mississippi?

UPSTART program says early success is promising for kids in the Magnolia state


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5 Mississippi education stories you may have missed this summer

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