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With new reforms proposed, glaring graduation gaps remain throughout Mississippi

BRANDON, MISS. — Rico Walton Jr.’s mother died when he was 15, and his academic life soon spiraled downward. Infractions tallied up. Tardiness, talking back to teachers, threats, fights. Walton began his senior year an entire semester behind. This story also appeared in The Clarion Ledger “I had no learning disorder,” he said. “I just […]