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.
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.
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.
School may be out, but lunch is still being served! So are breakfast and snacks.
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.
While the national graduation rate is predicted to increase this year, many Mississippi High School students are failing to get a diploma.
Technology has hit the classroom. Hard. Many teachers now use digital networks to share lesson plans, materials and the latest research.