Column by Mississippi State Board of Education: Mississippi students achieve historic gains

The Mississippi State Board of Education reported at its June meeting that that state’s graduation rate is on the rise, our dropout rate is declining, and our state’s youngest learners achieved even greater gains than last year.

Upon hearing all of this good news, one board member remarked, “It’s a good day in Mississippi.” We couldn’t agree more…,

…Mississippi is now receiving positive, national attention for our students’ accomplishments. Educators from around the county are looking to Mississippi to learn what our schools and teachers are doing so they can replicate our strategies in their states. We are more than happy to help them because our state for so many years found itself asking for the same kind of help.