Educators Say Mississippi is Missing Out on Pre-K Education

By Danial Cherry  The Mississippi Public Broadcasting–April 7, 2011 Mississippi is the only state in the South which does not have a state sponsored early childhood education program. MPB’s Daniel Cherry reports on what Pre K education could mean for Mississippi and how head start…

Study Finds High Dropout Rates for Black Males in KIPP Schools

By Mary Ann Zahr Education Week–March 31, 2011 KIPP charter middle schools enroll a significantly higher proportion of African-American students than the local school districts they draw from, but 40 percent of the black males they enroll leave between grades 6 and 8, says a…

Federal and State Education Spending

Lily Eskelsen  C-SPAN | Washington Journal–March 14, 2011 Lily Eskelsen talked about the effects of budgetary cutbacks on teachers and students as well as the impact of union negotiations on the education system. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo…

Schools and Cigs

By Adam Lynch The Jackson Free Press–February 16, 2011 Charters-school advocates are looking to change the state’s current law to allow charter schools to use lottery enrollment. The Mississippi Legislature passed SB 2293 last year, creating a process for transforming some failing public schools into…

Lawmakers Tackle Teen Pregnancy

By Lacey McLaughlin  The Jackson Free Press–January 14, 2011 A 13-year-old Jackson Public Schools student kisses her 30-year-old boyfriend as he drops her off at school one morning. When school officials call the teen’s mother. She shows little concern saying, “He takes care of her,…

New Orleans Charter Schools – Rebirth of a City

New Orleans Charter Schools – Rebirth of a City: What would New Orleans look like if it were home to the nation’s top urban public school system? Executive Producer Matt Wisdom and Digital Filmmaker Tim Ryan hope to help convey that vision in a new…

The MATCH School – ABC News Special

The MATCH School – ABC News Special: This is the segment featuring The MATCH School, a public charter high school in Boston, Massachusetts aired on October 7, 2007. MATCH has recently been named one of the “Top 100” high schools in the nation by US…