Reading & Literacy Mississippi Students Surged in Reading Over the Last Decade. Here's How Schools Got Them There
Educators chalk it up to a multipronged effort, spurred by the state's literacy law.
Student Achievement In Their Own Words This Superintendent Raised Grad Rates in His Rural, High Poverty District. Here’s How
Mario Willis grew up in the Mississippi Delta community where he's now the schools chief.
Assessment A District Is Happy It Made This Standardized Testing Change
One Mississippi district jumped through hoops to switch to a set of tests its teachers think will help students become independent learners.
Recruitment & Retention How These State and District Leaders Are Solving Teacher Shortages
Three experts share the benefits and drawbacks of the strategies they've tried out.
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Hear how the former Mississippi State Superintendent led a transformation on reading instruction that improved scores across the state.
Social Studies AP African American Studies: How Other States Are Responding After Florida's Ban
These are the states that have taken a stance on the AP African American Studies course.
College & Workforce Readiness Want to Motivate Students? Give Them a Meaningful Taste of the Working World
Work-based learning experiences can help students understand why the classes they are taking are relevant to their future success.
Student Achievement Q&A Under Her Watch, This State's Schools Saw Some of the Fastest Improvement in the Nation
Carey Wright stepped down last year as Mississippi's state superintendent of education.
Student Well-Being As Student Mental Health Concerns Rise, States Turn to Telehealth
With telehealth services, schools can reach students who have limited or no access to local providers.
School & District Management Emergency Readiness Lessons From a District's Water Crisis
District leaders in Jackson, Miss., relied on "muscle memory" to get kids back in remote learning when the city's water system failed.
Social Studies Opinion How Teaching Local Black History Can Empower Students
American history is rife with false narratives, but local history projects can help.
Education Funding State K-12 Spending Is Inequitable and Inadequate. See Where Yours Ranks
There's a $17,000 per student difference between the highest- and lowest-spending states. High-poverty schools suffer especially.
Federal California, Florida, and Other States Waiting on Green Light for Their COVID Relief Plans
The list of states with Ed. Dept. approval for their American Rescue Plan blueprints is growing steadily, but two big states aren't on it.
States From Our Research Center Map: A-F Grades, Rankings for States on School Quality
Here’s a map showing grades for all the states on this year’s Quality Counts summative report card, on which the nation gets a C overall.