Mississippi schools and districts received their first letter-grade ratings without the ability to use a waiver since 2013.
The “A” to “F” letter grades were released on Thursday morning by the Mississippi Department of Education. They are based on student performance on last year’s state tests, plus other factors. Daily Journal education reporter Emma Kent (6:58) joins Brad and guest co-host Scott Morris on today’s episode to explain the ratings, how they were determined and what we learned from this year’s data.
Also on today’s show, reporter Zack Orsborn (17:50) discusses the 50th anniversary of North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, a group that helps disadvantaged residents.
Scott (26:32) reviews “The Accountant.” Derek (31:52) has the highlights of the entertainment scene, including an upcoming concert by Mac McAnally.