Early Learning: Will Mississippi Jump In And Provide Funds For Early Education?

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report’s HechingerEd blog.

Advocates of a privately funded early education program in Mississippi are asking the state for five million dollars to expand, in a move they hope will improve school readiness for children who too often start behind – and stay behind.

The request to expand Mississippi Building Blocks follows increasing media coverage of early education in Mississippi, one of 11 states in the nation, and the only state in the south, that does not fund pre-K. The program works to improve school readiness for children in the state with the highest child poverty rate, and some of the lowest test scores in the nation.

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