‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South
The Supreme Court’s decision in Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education was supposed to force Southern schools to desegregate after more than a decade of stalling. Half a century later, another generation of students won't experience its promise.
At top-ranked schools, students with disabilities, disadvantages perform no better than peers at F-rated institutions
Nearly 172,000 students in Mississippi attend schools separated by a district border, but divided by vast economic disparities
Like segregated lunch counters and separate entrances, private schools founded to evade integration are reminders of the South’s resistance to equality. But ‘segregation academies’ aren’t relics of the past
Mississippi had an impressive showing on the Nation’s Report Card this year. But a new report says that drastic change is needed to help the state’s rural students succeed
Mississippi made the biggest leap in national test scores this year. Is this controversial law the reason why?
Education officials credit efforts an increased focus on childhood literacy, including a controversial retention policy, for the academic gains.
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Advocates say the change could help more potential teachers pass, helping schools fill vacancies in communities with shortages
Mississippi went big for Trump, but education supporters are threatening a political shakeup