In fact, we might be able to learn something from the Magnolia State!
And, they are doing it at lower cost, too!
This is an updated blog from one I posted back on November 2, 2019. Three months later, thanks to the absence of interest and coverage by Kentucky’s mainstream media (outside of my appearance on Kentucky Tonight on December 16, 2019), I am finding that a notable number of Kentuckians, including those in education, have no clue that what I talk about below has happened. As a result, it seems like a good idea to repost with some updated information.
To begin, one of the big shockers to come out of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results is the way the state of Mississippi caught up to, and arguably surpassed, the Bluegrass State for fourth grade reading and mathematics.
Even more interesting, there might be some good reasons why Mississippi pulled off this upset, including legislation that pushes good reading instruction. We should be paying attention.
If you want to learn more about this than the media seem interested in telling you, just click the “Read more” link.