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.
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
Obstacles for one of Mississippi’s first charter schools include teacher and leadership turnover
In rural parts of the South, school choice has long been linked to private segregation academies opened for white families fleeing desegregation and busing. Mississippi’s first rural charter school challenges that legacy, but threatens the struggling traditional public schools most black children still attend
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Two quantitative studies find that black students are under-identified for disabilities at school
Teaching great content can level the playing field in Mississippi and beyond
Female and black students have been locked out of computer science fields, but a program seeks to change that by starting early