MS Education Committee report

JACKSON, Miss (WTVA) — You don’t always hear good news about Mississippi schools.

But House members got just that Wednesday.

The State Superintendent delivered a report card of sorts from the last year.

Graduation rates are up. Dropout rates are the lowest they’ve been in five years. And literacy coaches are helping get reading scores up.

But some of the lawmakers sitting in on Wednesday’s presentation pointed out that–the state still lands at the bottom of most national rankings.

“We have a right to brag and should that our trend is up. We have a long way to go. And just imagine what we could do if we were fully funding these schools,” Rep. Jay Hughes, D-District 12, said.