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Staff Writer

Bracey Harris

Bracey Harris is a staff writer. Before joining The Hechinger Report, she covered politics and education for the Clarion Ledger where she also focused on government accountability for the paper’s investigative and enterprise team. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Mississippi. The Magnolia State native sometimes bumps into her old high school principal on reporting assignments. She learned the debate team was her strong suit, after failing to receive a callback for “Rizzo” in her high school’s production of “Grease.”

Recent Stories

A charter with a D grade is allowed to stay open, but for how long?

Obstacles for one of Mississippi’s first charter schools include teacher and leadership turnover

Can 15 minutes a day of online preschool help prepare a child for kindergarten?

An online school readiness program brings learning home for Mississippi’s youngest students

After years of neglect, Mississippi takes baby steps to boost school readiness

Fledgling state-funded pre-K shows strong signs of success in one southeast town, but nearly two out of three state students are still not ready for kindergarten

Fighting for Mississippi’s struggling 5-year-olds, one student at a time

As access to state pre-K lags, almost one in 10 Mississippi kindergarteners are still held back

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