Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of an ongoing series of posts dedicated to K-12 education policy in Mississippi. *** By Grace Breazeale I K-12 Policy Associate Mississippi’s population of students who identify as English Language Learners (ELLs) has grown in recent decades, reflecting a nationwide trend. During the 2000-2001 school year, ELL students made…Read More →
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Transforming Pre-K in Mississippi
Learn the remarkable story of the early learning collaboratives and how the Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013 changed early education in Mississippi.Read More
Eyeing the Exit
This second report provides a nuanced look at which Mississippi teachers are considering an exit from the classroom and why.Learn More
Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of an ongoing series of posts dedicated to K-12 education policy in Mississippi. *** By Grace Breazeale I K-12 Policy Associate In recent reports—including Falling Behind, which we released earlier this month—we have presented evidence that a large proportion of Mississippi teachers struggle with financial insecurity. A teacher survey…Read More →
Jackson, Mississippi—Mississippi First, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving education in the state, has released a new report titled Falling Behind: Teacher Compensation and the Race Against Inflation. The report provides a comprehensive look at the complex factors contributing to Mississippi’s teacher shortage with emphasis on how inflation has directly affected the impact of the recent…Read More →