Analysis: Once called soft, some ask if state tests too hard

August 23, 2016 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Beneath the back-and-forth last week over how many Mississippi public schools should get As was the undertow of another question — has the state gone from […]

Campaign employs fitness to improve test scores

November 20, 2012 in Education, Health, News, Statewide News

Mississippi elementary and middle school teachers have a new tool to improve academic performance in the classroom.

The Mississippi Department of Education has launched a new campaign to help teachers incorporate physical activity into lesson plans. The “Move to Learn” campaign is based on two academic studies that show a correlation between increased fitness and improved test scores, as well as fewer absences and fewer disciplinary incidents at school.