Envisioning Excellence for the Future of Schools
In our Future of Schools focus area, we expand our focus to families and school districts and further advocate the importance of access to quality education in Mississippi—a Mississippi first in education.
The pandemic in 2020 showcased the ways in which our education system serves many students poorly— even as the pandemic has accelerated some positive shifts, such as the availability of a computer for every K-12 child in Mississippi. Mississippi First believes now is the moment for policymakers to begin thinking about new ideas for public schools as we regain a new normal after the 2020 pandemic.
We created a policy vision that focuses on the best policy ideas for the future of schooling in Mississippi that we believe will support families, educators, and students while improving education.