Mississippi First Releases Second State of Pre-K Report

Today, Mississippi First released the second report in its ground-breaking series, The State of Pre-K in Mississippi, which focuses on pre-K access and quality in Mississippi. The report released today—The State of Pre-K in Mississippi (2014-2015)—updates our 2011-2012 report on public pre-K and expands it…

PEER PreK Report Fails to Meet National Standards for Research

Background On December 10, the PEER Committee released a report titled “The Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013: Evaluation of the Operations and Effectiveness of the Program” about Mississippi’s new state-funded preK collaboratives. This report purported to evaluate several aspects of the implementation of the…

MSF Releases Additional Analyses about Pre-K in Mississippi

On February 23, Mississippi First released a ground-breaking report titled, The State of Public Pre-Kindergarten in Mississippi (2011-2012). This was the first Mississippi report to attempt to quantify publicly funded pre-K access in every Mississippi community. In partnership with this report, Mississippi First released two…

MSF Releases New Pre-K Report about Mississippi

The report link is being updated as corrections are submitted. Due to weather closing the office we have had to delay the release of the data and full summary report until next week. Updated: 3/6/2015 Mississippi First announces the release of their ground-breaking report titled, The…

What Common Core has in Common with Broccoli

On January 25, 2015 this editorial ran in the Clarion-Ledger.  By: Rachel Canter I have never seen someone gag as hard as our daughter did the first time we tried to feed her green vegetables. After successfully introducing fruit purees, sweet potatoes, and squash, we tried…

MSF’s Position on HB 504

Mississippi First releases Position Paper on HB 504 JACKSON, MS—On March 24, 2014, Mississippi First released an official position paper on House Bill 504.  The paper provides background on teacher pay in Mississippi, details both the House and Senate plans for teacher pay raises, and…

PEER Releases Report on CCSS

Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) releases report on Common Core On January 15, the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) released a 94-page report titled “The Common Core State Standards: Mississippi’s Adoption and Implementation.” The report…