State of Our Schools

By NEMS Daily Journal

These are the first installments of an ongoing Daily Journal series about Mississippi’s public schools, their performance and the factors that affect it, and the policy debate over how to improve the system. Sunday’s stories provided an overview of the history leading up to this point, including passage of the historic Education Reform Act 30 years ago this week. Monday’s stories focused on major education initiatives since then. Subsequent installments will appear at least monthly, beginning in January. The first two parts are written by Daily Journal’s Chris Kieffer and Bobby Harrison.

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Click here for OUR OPINION: The Education Reform Act of 1982 raised our vision

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