Category: Mississippi

Mississippi’s Homeless Students Struggle, with Little Help from Schools

Unfortunately, data show Hightower’s success is a rarity among homeless students, many of whom never receive the help they qualify for under the law. That’s true all over the country, but particularly on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. For decades, McKinney-Vento has been criticized as ineffective, with researchers reporting that the law has not been rigorously implemented.

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Groups Seek to Open 9 Charter Schools in Mississippi

Nine charter school operators say they are interested in opening new schools in Mississippi. The state’s Charter School Authorizer Board announced Friday that two of the proposed schools would be in the Jackson school district.

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