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Mississippi education gains good news for students, parents and employers

By Becky Gillette Mississippi, which in the past has often been ranked near the bottom in public education, has been making some impressive gains. “The successes we’re seeing from student-driven policies, like the Literacy-Based Promotion Act, will positively change Mississippi for generations,” said Sen. Gray Tollison, chairman of the Mississippi Senate Education Committee. “More kids will walk across that stage ...

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Public comment sought for new school-rating plan

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Graduation rates will make a difference this year in how Mississippi high schools and school districts are rated. The state Board of Education is likely today to seek public comment on a plan to add four-year graduation rates to the numerical formula that rates high schools and school districts. The board is likely to vote on the ...

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State's high school drop-out rate on the rise

JACKSON — State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tom Burnham announced that Mississippi’s dropout rate for the class of 2010 is 17 percent. The previous year’s dropout rate was 16.8 percent. The graduation rate changed slightly with the current rate at 71.4 percent, compared to last year’s graduation rate of 71.6 percent. The completion rate for the class of 2010 is ...

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