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July 10, 2014

Too Few Kids Served by Mississippi's Summer Food Program

A federal summer meal program only reaches a fraction of kids in Mississippi who lack access to healthy meals.

June 25, 2014

Primary Update: Oklahoma Chief Janet Barresi Loses; Plus S.C. Results

Janet Barresi, the current Oklahoma state superintendent, was walloped in the state's GOP primary Tuesday, by former state board member, Joy Hofmeister.

June 02, 2014

Mississippi Board Approves the State's First Charter School

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizing Board has approved the state's first charter school.

May 27, 2014

Urban, Rural Schools Connected by Inequality

Klonsky: Small rural schools, which often served as community anchors, were (are) being closed by the hundreds.

May 21, 2014

National Charter School Group Highlights 2013 Victories

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released its annual report, detailing its charter success stories at the federal and state levels.

May 09, 2014

Mississippi District Cuts Autism Classrooms

A rural Mississippi district is closing classrooms for students with severe autism in response to budget cuts and a lack of resources.

April 08, 2014

Sex Ed Object Lessons: A Discussion From Both Sides

Do object lessons in sex education classes help students reflect on the emotional impact of physically intimate relationships? Or do they promote shame?

April 04, 2014

Miss. and Tenn. Lawmakers Vote Down Efforts to Expand School Choice

Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.

April 04, 2014

'How to Put on a Sock' Video Illustrates Concerns About Mississippi Sex Ed

Mississippi's state law requires sex education in schools, but it forbids demonstrating the use of condoms and contraceptives.

April 03, 2014

Mississippi Special Education Voucher Bill Defeated

The bill would have provided up to $6,000 for some special education students to use for private school or tutoring, but voucher opponents pushed back hard.

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