MSF releases a new resource to support district communications!

School districts have had to grapple with a host of new communications challenges this year. The best way to navigate the new school year is by learning best practices for communications from districts across the state. To support Mississippi school districts, we are excited to announce the publication of Learning from the Moment: District Communications…

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MSF releases a new resource to support district communications!

Learning More About Teacher Preparation: The Latest Title II Data

This analysis provides a follow-up to teacher preparation trends discussed in Mississippi First’s Nothing in the Pipes: Educator Crisis in Mississippi, which was published in December 2020 and represents our first major report on the ongoing teacher shortage in Mississippi. In Nothing in the Pipes: Educator Crisis in Mississippi, we make the case that the…

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Learning More About Teacher Preparation: The Latest Title II Data

New Pre-K Research: Early Learning Collaborative Increase Quality and Access

Today, Mississippi First is releasing two pre-K research briefs demonstrating the positive impact Early Learning Collaboratives have had on the Mississippi pre-K landscape since 2013.  Since our founding, Mississippi First has known access to high-quality, no- and low-cost pre-K in Mississippi would be a game-changer for our youngest learners. In our first pre-K publication, 2012’s…

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New Pre-K Research: Early Learning Collaborative Increase Quality and Access

Mississippi’s Pre-K Celebrated Nationally for Quality

Since 2013, Mississippi First has been dedicated to increasing access and quality to public pre-K across the state. This week, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) announced that Mississippi is one of the top six states for high-quality pre-K.  These accolades are well deserved as Mississippi pre-K students continue to outperform their peers…

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Mississippi’s Pre-K Celebrated Nationally for Quality

Mississippi First releases a new guide for schools!

Mississippi schools have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Every student now has access to a device, and the state is working to expand broadband access. These circumstances make it the right time for districts to establish a one-to-one technology initiative. Today, Mississippi First released our One-to-One Implementation Guide: Establishing Your District’s One-to-One Technology Initiative. The guide supports…

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Mississippi First releases a new guide for schools!

$16M for Mississippi Four-Year-Olds!

This news deserves its own post. The Mississippi State Legislature doubled its investment in state-funded pre-K to $16M. This is an historic step that ensures educational excellence for Mississippi kids.  Pre-K has been a founding policy area for us. When we helped pass the original law in 2013, we hoped that within 10 years 25%…

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$16M for Mississippi Four-Year-Olds!