The state Board of Education Thursday approved four Mississippi groups to share nearly $1 million to expand state-funded prekindergarten classes.
Last fall, then 4-year-old Nora Molina stood atop a slide in West Point and looked down.
One of the more positive influences of social media and the Internet — aside from the ability to more easily share cat videos — is crowdfunding, which allows people from all over the world to contribute money to what they deem to be a worthy cause.
Although the establishment of a full charter school by Peter’s Rock Temple Church of God in Christ is unlikely, the organization may operate a preschool, like many other religious and nonreligious organizations, without local school board approval.
Enrollment in state pre-kindergarten programs inched up slightly last year, but there’s been little change in the overall percentage of children participating in the programs, according to a national study on early education released Monday.
A year after the legislature passed Gov. Bryant’s plan to require all Mississippi third-graders to be held back if they can’t read at grade level, the numbers are depressing.
A report released by a non-profit group this week shows that 70 of Mississippi’s 146 school districts did not offer public pre-K education to students.
The Mississippi Department of Education plans to seek grants from the federal government worth up to $15 million a year for four years to expand an existing pre-kindergarten program.
The availability of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs varies widely from one part of the country to another, says a new report.