Posts Tagged ‘school performance’

Report gives state’s schools ‘F’ in achievement

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s K-12 schools once again trail in an influential measure of school performance. Though it gets good marks for high standards, Education Week’s Quality Counts report gives the state’s school system a “C-” overall, saying the state is particularly lagging on test scores and the amount of money it spends on schools. […] [...]

School takeover has yielded positives

OKOLONA — Some students and teachers say the state takeover of the Okolona School District two months ago was a wake-up call that has motivated academic performance, a newspaper reported. Mike Vinson, former school superintendent in Rankin County and Tupelo, was placed as the conservator of the 650-student district plagued by accreditation violations, poor academic […] [...]

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