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Law & Courts A Full U.S. Appeals Court Lets Federal Right-to-Education Case Go Forward
The suit says Mississippi’s lack of a “uniform” education system violates a post-Civil War era law readmitting the state to the union.
Mark Walsh, December 11, 2020
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Students at Corinth High School, in Corinth, Miss., follow signs on the floor as they change classes on the first day of school, July 27. In the first two weeks, the district quarantined more than 130 students and staff after 10 students and two staff members tested positive for the virus.
Students at Corinth High School, in Corinth, Miss., follow signs on the floor as they change classes on the first day of school, July 27. In the first two weeks, the district quarantined more than 130 students and staff after 10 students and two staff members tested positive for the virus.
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School & District Management Schools Reopen and COVID-19 Cases Crop Up. Can K-12 Leaders Be Confident in Their Plans?
Many schools that have recently opened their doors are already seeing COVID-19 cases among students and staff. Should that shake the confidence of other school leaders who are planning to reopen?
Catherine Gewertz, August 13, 2020
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Elize'a Scott, a 3rd grade student at Key Elementary School in Jackson, Miss., reads under the watchful eyes of teacher Crystal McKinnis in April 2019. Mississippi has become a national leader in requiring teachers to know research-based strategies for teaching reading. Many other states are following suit, passing a flurry of laws in the last three years.
Elize'a Scott, a 3rd grade student at Key Elementary School in Jackson, Miss., reads under the watchful eyes of teacher Crystal McKinnis in April 2019. Mississippi has become a national leader in requiring teachers to know research-based strategies for teaching reading. Many other states are following suit, passing a flurry of laws in the last three years.
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Reading & Literacy States to Schools: Teach Reading the Right Way
States are passing new laws that require teachers to master reading instruction that’s solidly grounded in research.
Catherine Gewertz, February 20, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Mississippi
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Andy Beshear appears at the state Democrtic Party's election night watch event.
Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Andy Beshear appears at the state Democrtic Party's election night watch event.
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School & District Management Education Issues Resonate in Governors' Races
This year's November elections—a preview to next year's nationwide showdowns—cast their own spotlight on education, a dynamic that played out most prominently in the Kentucky governor's race, where teachers organized to unseat a combative incumbent who'd sparred with them.
Evie Blad, November 12, 2019
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Federal Teacher Activism Played Prominent Role in Southern Governors' Races
Governors' races in Kentucky and Mississippi took center stage, testing the political muscle of teacher activists and yielding possible policy implications for everything from public employee pensions to teacher pay.
Evie Blad, November 6, 2019
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Education Education Is on the Ballot in These Governors' Races
Voters in three southern states will head to the polls for governors races that have shined a spotlight on educator activism, school funding, and teacher pay.
Evie Blad, November 3, 2019
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Assessment Mississippi Ranks 47th on Quality Counts Annual Report Card
The state, which earned a D-plus, scored low on the Chance for Success Index, which tracks a host of socioeconomic factors that can affect the educational environment.
Evie Blad, September 3, 2019
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Recruitment & Retention Mississippi's New Solution for the Teacher Shortage
The Mississippi education department will be the first to operate a teacher residency program, which aims to increase retention and diversity in the profession.
Madeline Will, May 15, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Mississippi
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
Education Betsy DeVos' ESSA Feedback, Approvals, Cause More Consternation in States
Many state politicians and advocates used U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' recent feedback as an opportunity to attack their states' approach to the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Daarel Burnette II, January 23, 2018
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Jake Ruhl, left, Easton Bigham and Zahraa Almohanna eat lunch together at Starkville Early Learning Collaborative in Starkville, Miss.
Jake Ruhl, left, Easton Bigham and Zahraa Almohanna eat lunch together at Starkville Early Learning Collaborative in Starkville, Miss.
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Accountability Photos Inside Classrooms in Three States: Quality Counts 2018
The 22nd edition of Quality Counts 2018: Report and Rankings focuses on state-by state assessment of public education.
Education Week Photo Staff, January 18, 2018
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School & District Management Mississippi Earns a D-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 47th in Nation
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018
3 min read
Education Opinion We Shouldn't Always Feel Comfortable: Why 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Matters
A good education should, inherently, cause us discomfort. Part of the "enlightening experience" built into the definition of the word itself is shining light into the darkness of our own ignorance. When has that ever felt good?
Christina Torres, October 15, 2017
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