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Multimedia editor

Jackie Mader

Jackie Mader is multimedia editor. She has covered preK-12 education and teacher preparation nationwide, with a focus on the rural south. Her work has appeared in the The Denver Post, the Sun Herald and The Clarion-Ledger, as well as on Time.com, The Atlantic and NBCNews.com. She was the winner of the 2013 Front Page Award for In-Depth Newspaper reporting from The Newswomen's Club of New York, as well as the 2014 Nellie Bly Cub Reporter Award from the New York Press Club. Her most notable award, however, came from The California Dried Plum Association when she was 13-years-old and won a recipe contest for her "Puffy Plum Cake," which she dreamt up during a particularly uneventful summer vacation. She received a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to attending Columbia, she taught special education in Charlotte, N.C. and trained first-year teachers in the Mississippi Delta.

Recent Stories

education budget

How would the Trump Administration’s education budget proposal impact Mississippi schools?

Millions would get cut from grants that support teachers and provide opportunities to students, report finds

Mississippi

Mississippi in the bottom tier of states in supporting babies and toddlers

New report finds Mississippi is failing to help young children thrive 

How does your city stack up when it comes to pre-K quality?

Report finds pre-K programs in many cities could be better and do more for young learners

history education

Most Mississippians can’t pass U.S. citizenship exam. Is American history education the problem?

Nearly 70 percent of Mississippians failed test of basic knowledge of American history

student poverty

Mississippi one of ten states leading the nation in encouraging well-rounded, ‘healthy schools,’ report finds

Academic, physical, emotional and social well-being are well addressed by Mississippi’s policies, new research finds

The capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi.

Online prekindergarten access and funds for school counselors among bills proposed in Mississippi this year

Lawmakers tackle dozens of topics in this year’s proposed bills

A student at a Kidango child care center in San Jose colors during play time.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

California is trying to support young children by providing more mental health assistance to their teachers

The Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson Public Schools entered into an agreement with a private foundation, the City of Jackson, and the Governor’s office to improve its schools.

What have Mississippi legislators proposed for education in the first few days of the legislative session?

Teacher qualification exemptions and state funding for school safety already proposed

In this file photo, a student at a Mississippi elementary school reads during class.

This year’s must-read stories about education in Mississippi

Mental health access and a college’s attempt to reckon with slavery and racism are among topics that made headlines this year

millennial parents

Google is out, grandparents are in: Where millennial parents go for child-rearing advice

Survey finds millennial parents are avid but cautious readers of parenting advice

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