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Kristen Wells works with a small group of students in Terrol McElroy’s classroom at Emmalee Isable Elementary in Jackson while McElroy observes. (Photo: Jackie Mader)

Is repeating third grade — again and again — good for kids?

A state makes students repeat third grade, sometimes more than once, to help them learn to read

OPINION: In charter-school oversight, as in foreign affairs: Trust, but verify

Will Betsy DeVos expand access to charters and private schools, shifting public money to private and quasi-private sectors?

U.S. now ranks near the bottom among 35 industrialized nations in math

Math performance of American 15-year-olds declined significantly on international PISA test

Mississippi raises the bar students have to meet to pass third grade

“For too long we have set low expectations,” state senator says

Secret contracts let politicians keep taxpayers in the dark

Parents fight for transparency, better schools in struggling Mississippi

On a classroom-based test for new teachers, black teachers score lower

A new report shows gap on the edTPA and researchers want to find out why

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Mississippi accountability ratings gloomy for Jackson schools

Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, says Jackson Public Schools’ failing score indicates low proficiency on state examinations. Photo: Imani Khayyam JACKSON — For the first…