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

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

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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What is it like to run a child care center in one of America’s poorest states?

We surveyed Mississippi providers to find out

Where are the missing child care directors?

Investigation finds child care center directors, responsible for oversight, are frequently absent

Mississippi governor named chairman of national education center

Gov. Phil Bryant to chair bipartisan commission

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