Mississippi First is dedicated to advancing the best education policy ideas through the policy continuum. We conduct and analyze research to inform our work, letting data and practice guide us to a nuanced understanding of problems and solutions. We are not driven by either ideology or partisanship. We advocate for policies and programs that increase educational excellence for all Mississippi kids, according to our research. We work for change at both the state and district levels. We communicate our work to the greater public and stakeholders. As experts in our field, we share our knowledge and insights through publications, presentations, and briefings.