Mississippi

Mississippi

Mississippi Students Find Big Shoes to Fill

It’s a tough economy for snagging a summer job, much less full-time work. But many high school students are cashing in with paid internships.

Mississippi

Town Child and Country Child: An Anxious Twist on an Aesop Fable

Like Country Mouse, many children in rural communities aren’t thought to share the advantages of their urban counterparts, but decades of studies show country kids have less anxiety.

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Tough Standards for Small Students

Mississippi’s youngest students are going to see a big change this fall. Teachers gathered in Pearl this week to discuss revised standards for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade.

Where Teachers Are Short, TFA is Strong
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Where Teachers Are Short, TFA is Strong

Mississippi is short on teachers, and the Delta region particularly hard hit. Teach for America has helped staff the region for decades, but a new training institute is bringing 800 corp members to the area this summer from around the south and across the country.

Mississippi Schools Feeding Kids With or Without Summer School
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Mississippi Schools Feeding Kids With or Without Summer School

School may be out, but lunch is still being served! So are breakfast and snacks.

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Rural Reading: Not What You Think

I went to Drew to cover a failing school district, one in which the state seized after the system proved inadequate to administer the most basic education. Still, on this particular summer day, the library was packed.

Yes, the school failed: the library was full.

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Mississippi High School Graduation Rate Not Improving

While the national graduation rate is predicted to increase this year, many Mississippi High School students are failing to get a diploma.

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Budget Constraints Lead to Introduction of Digital Teachers

Technology has hit the classroom. Hard. Many teachers now use digital networks to share lesson plans, materials and the latest research.