In the latest Quality Counts report, which was published in Education Week, ranks the state of Mississippi in the top five states in improving education in the country.
Mississippi ranked second among the improved states in the report.
The state received a “C-“ grade, but the report says that Mississippi is inching closer to the national average grade of “C.”
State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright was ecstatic over the news.
“This is outstanding national recognition for our teachers and leaders in the state. We have challenged students to meet higher standards of learning, and they are succeeding. This is validation that over time, we can change the trajectory of public education in Mississippi and raise expectations for what our students can do.”