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BILL CRAWFORD: As K-12 performance improves, what about colleges and universities?

Education is the pathway to success. It starts early. More children succeeding in kindergarten means more have a chance to succeed in school.       Children in every school district are doing better in kindergarten, reports the Mississippi Department of Education. “Our schools’ and teachers’ focus on literacy is making significant impact on student learning,” said Kim Benton, chief academic officer.  ...

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OUR VIEW: Losing with house money in Mississippi

Any gambler can tell you it’s much easier to leave the table when you’re rolling sevens rather than snake eyes. The same is true when the game is bringing new investment and jobs to a state, especially a state with limited fiscal resources such as Mississippi. The task requires a gambler’s intuition to know the right play to make, when ...

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