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 grading its kids too soft to grading them too hard? In many ways, it’s a deeper issue than assigning A-to-F grades to schools. Reducing the […]
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.