Over the years my wife Deb and I have frequently mentioned the remarkable Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. You can read about some of its successes in posts collected here,…
An update on what's happening at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.
Most people in the U.S. believe their country is going to hell. But they’re wrong. What a three-year journey by single-engine plane reveals about reinvention and renewal.
Over the past few years we’ve mentioned many of the positive developments underway in the three counties of northern Mississippi (Lowndes, Clay, and Oktibbeha) collectively known as the “Golden Triangle.”…
Inspiring young writers connect with their literary legacy
Mississippi schools come in #49 in many national rankings. Read these essays and poems by high school students from Columbus, Mississippi. Then tell the folks who make up the rankings that they need a different algorithm.
A documentary about Columbus, Mississippi produced for the American Futures project.
NPR conveys the sound of an innovative school in Mississippi, plus other news from the road
A historically oriented performance comes from New York to the Southern site that inspired it.
"It indeed is an oasis, but the passion and commitment are replicable elsewhere." A Kenyan-born man working in Mississippi on some of the things the state has done right.
It's one thing to draw high-skill, high-wage jobs to a place that has historically lacked opportunities. It's something else altogether to find people qualified to fill them. A local answer to a national question.
The regional differences, and similarities, in the long struggle to come to terms with racial injustice in the United States.
Can the media avoid a freak-show tone?
High-school science projects from Mississippi
Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites, grapple once more with the question of "what's the worst we will put up with?"
"Should the people in Mississippi stay poor? I would suggest taking a serious look at the answer 'yes'." So says a reader who lives elsewhere.