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Delta Charter School celebrates 41 graduates Friday night
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Jun 29, 7:21 AM: The Delta Charter School football stands were filled with parents and grandparents Friday night as 41 Delta Charter graduates earned their high school diplomas.
Philadelphia students and parents conclude three-day protest for quality education
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Jun 26, 7:25 AM: She said they would like administration to address teacher retention rates, accountability ratings, graduation rates and enrollment. For the 2018 to 2019 school year, Philadelphia’s accountability rating improved to a “D” >
State auditor: MDE overstated progress in graduation rate, failed to follow state law
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Jun 19, 7:56 AM: The Mississippi Department of Education overstated progress in the state's graduation rate and failed to maintain a dropout prevention office for the last 10 years as required by state law, according to state Auditor Shad >
Mississippi parents make a plea: Let ESA students with special needs keep online option
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Jun 3, 5:51 AM: Our children benefitted from online schooling long before the coronavirus pandemic forced every student in the state to try distance learning.
State Superintendent of Education Presents Statewide Digital Learning Plan to Mississippi Legislature
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May 14, 7:30 AM:

MDE’s plan aims to bring equity to education by putting a device in the hands of every student who needs one, ensuring students have internet access at home, training teachers how to teach remotely, and providing >

Opinion: Stop Letting Regulations Limit Technology
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May 8, 7:55 AM: Every student in the state should have the ability to choose from a plethora of digital options to serve their needs. We are told how hard it is to bring teachers for specific subjects to the most rural or impoverished >
‘Just another daunting challenge’: Rural districts embrace creative solutions amid coronavirus school closures
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Mar 31, 7:28 AM: While schools are now closed to the public, department officials have said learning must continue. This leaves Mississippi’s 140 school districts scrambling to put plans in place to implement distance learning or create >
Column: Parents Campaign in full court press to disenfranchise special needs families
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Mar 3, 6:36 AM: Now, The Parents Campaign’s fight against special needs children and their families is being given an ear by Senate and House Education leaders who are likely to undercut the Education Scholarship Account program to such a >
‘We are not anti-public school people, but we are pro-choice,’ supporters say at annual rally
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Jan 31, 6:31 AM: The Mississippi State Capitol was awash with bright yellow scarves Tuesday as hundreds of students, parents and educators traveled here to celebrate “school choice,” the notion that parents should be able to choose where >
‘We are not anti-public school people, but we are pro-choice,’ supporters say at annual rally
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Jan 29, 5:29 AM: The Mississippi State Capitol was awash with bright yellow scarves Tuesday as hundreds of students, parents and educators traveled here to celebrate “school choice,” the notion that parents should be able to choose where >
Gov. Reeves, in first State of the State, vows to shutter Parchman’s Unit 29; highlights ‘school choice’ and trade skills
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Jan 28, 6:07 AM:

He spoke in support of what he called school choice efforts, a cause he championed during his past two terms in office. He praised advocates who worked to create “more opportunity, choice and access” for the state’s most >

‘It’s structured play’ — how Mississippi schools teach kindergarteners to read
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Jan 2, 9:38 AM: Mississippi received high praise this fall for the state’s results on a national assessment that measures fourth- and eighth-grade students’ proficiency in reading and math. While the rest of the country stagnated or >
Report: Mississippi Charter Schools Improve Grades, Need Changes
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Dec 16, 9:14 AM: Three charter schools in Jackson raised their grades over the past year, a new legislative PEER committee report found. Still, the report recommended changes by the board that oversees charter schools in Mississippi. >
State report gives charter schools better grades but criticizes spending
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Dec 11, 8:06 AM: A legislative watchdog report says Mississippi's charter schools have improved academically, but found glaring problems with the way the charter board spent money and managed contracts.
Opinion: There Is a Right Way to Teach Reading, and Mississippi Knows It
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Dec 6, 8:37 AM: The state’s performance in reading was especially notable. Mississippi was the only state in the nation to post significant gains on the fourth-grade reading test. Fourth graders in Mississippi are now on par with the >
In Mississippi, an Unlikely Model for School Desegregation
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Nov 22, 9:37 AM: Nearly five decades ago, this town on Jackson’s outskirts decided to send students to schools organized by grade level, rather than geography.
Some Mississippi students are choosing alternate paths over college
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Nov 15, 6:53 AM: Mississippi public university enrollment is down. It follows a downward trend from the last three years. But at the high school level, options for students who don’t choose a four year college are expanding. >
Editorial: School absenteeism a serious concern
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Oct 15, 6:56 AM: Across Mississippi in October and November, school districts are emphasizing the importance of attendance. Beyond the basic concept of showing up in order to learn, the state provides per-pupil funding based on the >
Jim Hood has an ambitious plan for public education in Mississippi — but can he fund it?
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Oct 8, 5:23 AM: Attorney General Jim Hood has big plans for education in Mississippi. He wants universal pre-K, teacher pay raises, and to fully fund the state's education funding formula — which has only happened twice since it was >
Opinion: Higher ed isn’t accessible to everyone. We should change that.
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Sep 27, 7:44 AM: I never worried about paying for college. As an upper-middle class individual, it never crossed my mind that I would not be able to go to college because of financial factors outside my control. Until I got to college, I >

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