Reducing child poverty requires a “two-generation approach,” according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT report.
Rethink Mississippi's Child Well-Being
Tackling persistent poverty in Mississippi: Ideas from the Mississippi Economic Policy Center’s policy conference
Folllow our running feed to get the best insights and ideas from the Mississippi Economic Policy Center’s 2014 conference.
Despite modest education gains, Mississippi still ranks second from the bottom in annual “Opportunity Index.”
A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that Mississippi ranks among the worst in the country in depth of cuts to school funding since the start of the recession.
The handful of Mississippians who have risen from poverty to prominence occupy more space in our imaginations — and our TVs, books, blogs, etc. — than combined stories of the 256,000 Mississippi children currently living in poverty.
History says Mississippi can’t have two good SEC football teams at the same time. Why has that changed?
After the biggest football weekend in Magnolia State history, we explore the question that has frustrated Mississippians for decades.
For the 24th time in 25 years, Mississippi finished last in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s index of 16 child well-being indicators. The director of Mississippi KIDS COUNT provides an explanation of the rankings.
Despite low taxes, Mississippi ranked 49th in Forbes’s 2013 business climate survey thanks to a poorly-trained labor force and low quality of life.
Mississippians win MacArthur “Genius Grants” at a higher rate than residents of any other Southern state. What, if anything, does that say about us?
After more than a decade of stagnant wages, one in three jobs in Mississippi does not pay enough to lift a family of four out of poverty.
At 8 percent, Mississippi’s unemployment rate was the highest in the nation for July.
Mississippi’s black males are twice as likely to drop out as their peers. This is no time to cut back on education funding.
From 2006 to 2012, the dropout rate for black males in Mississippi schools has been above 20 percent while the dropout rate for all students has declined from 17.6 percent to 13.9 percent.
This week’s same-sex marriage ruling from Rankin County shows the hostility to LGBT rights among some of Mississippi’s elected judges.