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Sierra Mannie

Sierra Mannie is a freelance writer. She was previously an education reporting fellow for the Hechinger Report and the Jackson Free Press. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BA in Classical Studies with an emphasis in Latin. Her past work has been featured at publications such as, and the Daily Mississippian. She is a native of Canton, Mississippi.

Recent Stories

Sinking to knees, Mrs Mamie Bradley weeps as body of slain son, Emmett Louis Till, 14 arrives at Chicago Rail Station.

Mississippi’s darkest days on display in new museums

New Civil Rights Museum goes where public schools, textbooks don’t

An exhibit at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Students around the state say education on the Civil Rights Movement is lacking in schools.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new ‘innovative’ standards

The only A-rated, majority-black district in Mississippi

Racially integrated Clinton receives top scores

Who should be in charge of licensing Mississippi’s teachers?

Task force calls for independent board to take on that role

Mississippi governor named chairman of national education center

Gov. Phil Bryant to chair bipartisan commission

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

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

No guns or grown-ups allowed: Students solve their own problems with mediation

Students get help and lifelong skills with peer mediation

Can a private consultant fix funding in Mississippi?

Citizens worry about process to overhaul school formula has been too secretive

In segregated classrooms, students struggle to understand a Trump victory

Kids in a deep red state, surprised at the election's outcome, fear what's next

Mississippi expands early childhood education

State superintendent Dr. Carey Wright Photo: Imani Khayyam JACKSON — Just two weeks after Halloween, hundreds of 4-year-olds in high-need areas around the state will receive…