Tag Archives: #education

***INTERNATIONAL TEST SCORES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW***

International test scores were released this week. Soon we will begin to hear that familiar tagline on the nightly news,”U.S. students lag other nations.” Here are three things that you need to know but will not get from the mainstream … Continue reading

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**PUBLIC SCHOOL SHOCKER!!*

This group of teenagers might have just started a revolution. Last weekend, the Meridian High School Academic Team came in 2nd place at a statewide competition. Here is an excerpt from the official press release: “Congratulations to the Meridian High … Continue reading

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State Auditor Pickering’s War on Schools

There was a recent article in The Clarion-Ledger about the State Auditor’s crackdown on alleged absenteeism in Mississippi’s public schools. The piece quotes audit chief Stacey Pickering as saying that “It’s more than one school, more than one district and … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF SHOWING UP

Something profound took place on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. It was a true act of civic duty, an authentic exercise in democracy. It was something that can change history and affect lives. It costs nothing. In fact, all a person … Continue reading

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**THE T.F.A. — CHARTER CONNECTION IN MISSISSIPPI**

The following comment was recently submitted and approved to one of my previous posts: “We have 550 Teach For America teachers in the Delta this year, and the 60% who stay in education after their two-year commitment aren’t staying in … Continue reading

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