The Leadership Shuffle: Exploring Turnover in Mississippi’s Principal Workforce

Editor’s Note: This blog post is a part of a new ongoing series of posts dedicated to K-12 education policy in Mississippi. *** By Grace Breazeale I K-12 Policy Associate In this post… Over one-fifth of Mississippi principals are in the first year of their role at their current school. Low-performing schools and Title I schools…

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The Leadership Shuffle: Exploring Turnover in Mississippi’s Principal Workforce

Learning to be a Better Instructor and Advocate 

Editor’s Note: During the summer of 2022, Mississippi First hosted two communications interns. Each intern wrote a reflection about their experience. *** By Meredith Kent I Mississippi First Summer Intern 2022 Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, I saw first-hand how the structure of a curriculum can help or harm the educational foundation that someone must have…

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Learning to be a Better Instructor and Advocate 

Be the Change You Wish to See in Mississippi

Editor’s Note: During the summer of 2022, Mississippi First hosted two communications interns. Each intern wrote a reflection about their experience. *** By Mari Lampkin I Mississippi First Summer Intern 2022 The summer I turned twelve, I went on a field trip with the Sunflower County Freedom Project. We were at a civil rights museum somewhere…

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Be the Change You Wish to See in Mississippi

A Charter School Provided an Option When My Child Needed Something Different

A Charter School Provided an Option When My Child Needed Something Different By: Lisa Collins At the age of ten, my son began expressing his hatred for school. For years, he has struggled with academics and was regularly sent out of class for behavioral issues. The school that I was zoned for worked with me…

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A Charter School Provided an Option When My Child Needed Something Different