Mississippi

Mississippi students in kindergarten through 12th grade soon will have the opportunity to learn about the rocky and often violent struggles for civil rights in and beyond their state as part of their history lessons.
April 5, 2006 – Education Week
Gulf Coast school districts teetering on the brink of financial disaster after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck last year have high hopes for the pot of federal aid intended to help them recoup money they used to get up and running again. But many have yet to see the funds, and others say it won’t be enough.
March 29, 2006 – Education Week
March 15, 2006 – Education Week
For Mississippi school districts damaged by Hurricane Katrina, long-awaited financial help from the federal government is on the way.
February 15, 2006 – Education Week
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In the last district in Mississippi to reopen following Hurricane Katrina, educators struggle to keep school while putting their lives back together. Includes accompanying photo gallery with audio: The 'New Normal.'
February 15, 2006 – Education Week
As students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita continue returning to their home school districts in Louisiana and Mississippi, tens of thousands remain scattered elsewhere in those states, in nearby states, and across the nation.
February 1, 2006 – Education Week
Gov. Haley Barbour focused much of his Jan. 9 State of the State Address on reassuring Mississippians that their state’s economy would recover following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of many Gulf Coast communities.
January 18, 2006 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education last week sent out the first installment—more than $250 million—in education aid to states affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, just days after President Bush signed the measure into law.
January 11, 2006 – Education Week
The creditworthiness of several school districts in Louisiana and Mississippi has taken a hit in the aftermath of the devastation caused last August by Hurricane Katrina, according to a recent report by Moody’s Investor Service.
January 11, 2006 – Education Week
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Hurricane Katrina, the disastrous storm that struck the Gulf Coast in late August, displaced an estimated 1 million people. Historians are already calling the resulting exodus of families from hard-hit communities in Louisiana and Mississippi the greatest mass migration in the United States since the Civil War.
January 11, 2006 – Education Week

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