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.

Automation is remaking Mississippi jobs: Are workers ready?

New educational pathways are needed to prepare workers of all ages for tomorrow’s jobs

After years of neglect, Mississippi takes baby steps to boost school readiness

Fledgling state-funded pre-K shows strong signs of success in one southeast town, but nearly two out of three state students are still not ready for kindergarten

Fighting for Mississippi’s struggling 5-year-olds, one student at a time

As access to state pre-K lags, almost one in 10 Mississippi kindergarteners are still held back

education budget

How would the Trump Administration’s education budget proposal impact Mississippi schools?

Millions would get cut from grants that support teachers and provide opportunities to students, report finds

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’

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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

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