A majority-rural state, Mississippi is among the highest ranking states for early childhood education opportunity and enrollment. However, with a record of low academic performance, under-funding, and a shortage of school administrators, Mississippi schools face significant challenges. Through partnerships with local advocates and policy-makers in Mississippi and neighboring states, Mississippi has made several far-reaching decisions in recent years to support all students and schools and address inequities facing Mississippi students. Partners for works with local advocates and policy-makers as well as an expanding group of invested philanthropists in the state.
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On March 28th, 2016 the first-ever Educator Equity Lab was held at Jackson State University in Mississippi, where more than one hundred education stakeholders made commitments to ensuring equal access to excellent teachers for the state’s students of color and students from low income backgrounds. learn more >