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Soon-to-be-kindergarteners Makilah Traylor (l.) and Kimber Runkle color in zebra worksheets highlighting the letter Z.

Cramming for Kindergarten

In places like Indiana, where just 3 percent of children attend state-funded preschool, kids cram for kindergarten during a few weeks in the summer

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

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

Black and Latino students have seen the most dramatic improvements, significantly narrowing the graduation gap with their white peers

5 Mississippi education stories you may have missed this summer

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

I got to choose private schools, but will vouchers really help other kids make it?

One of the first cities to embrace private school vouchers thinks not

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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How a school that serves mostly homeless kids is matching its district’s graduation rate

A community school on steroids mixes counseling, dentistry and academics in one building

In high-crime areas, education reform needs to expand outside the classroom

A science project can be the difference between life and death for kids in New Orleans

High school seniors reveal choices in joyous ‘signing day’ ceremony

College-bound students at Match High School set money woes aside and become heroes, just for a day

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