Mississippi

The largely poor and rural state of Mississippi suffers from the highest rate of childhood poverty in the country, along with some of the lowest scores on standardized tests. A legacy of racism and segregation are among the roadblocks that keep the children of Mississippi from reaching their full potential.

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 grassroots efforts are trying to solve the teacher shortage crisis

One teacher at a time, nonprofit groups try to address the lack of teachers in the Mississippi Delta. After years of inaction, the state finally steps in to help them

Teacher Edward Hawkins watches his class as they take a math test at West Bolivar High School in late October.

Teacher shortages force districts to use online education programs

When the computers are in charge, students complain ‘ain’t nobody really teaching’

Kaitlyn Barton teaches English at Clarksdale High School.

After years of inaction, Delta teacher shortage reaches ‘crisis’ levels

Districts scrambling for staff put uncertified teachers in classrooms

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

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

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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

Nurse Polita Williams weighs 8-month-old Jamir during a home visit.

More than 220,000 Mississippi children may be missing out on promising home visiting program

More families are receiving home visits, but hundreds of thousands still in need

High school students from Jackson Public Schools gather to discuss ways to improve district schools at Jackson Convention Complex in Mississippi last week.

Report outlines long road ahead for Jackson Public Schools

Improving services to students with disabilities, retaining teachers, top goals for district

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