Annie Gilbertson

Recent Stories

Why Mississippi preschool may overlook kids in need

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi is the only state in the South that does not fund preschool. That may change this spring if the legislature passes one of two bills to subsidize…

Lessons from pre-k that works: Will Mississippi’s children finally move ahead?

LAMBERT, Miss. — Four months into this school year, veteran teacher Cynthia Gordon made a pleasant discovery: Her first grade students were hungry for books. Nearly half of her students…

New skepticism of for-profit companies managing public schools

JACKSON, Miss. — When state officials here tried last year to recruit a for-profit company to manage schools in rural Tate County, the community outcry was swift. Concerned residents spoke…