Mississippi Essays

Sample and Population

Three samples were used for this study. Sample one consisted of two schools serving grades K-2; each school was from a different district. Sample two consisted of two schools which served K-3 and were from two separate districts. Finally, the third sample consisted of four K-5 schools, from two different districts. Overall, seven districts and eight schools of different sizes in the state of Mississippi were compared. The study specifically seeks to identify variables in low performing schools that could…

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The Cahokia Mounds

The Cahokia Mounds were once an affluent area over one thousand years ago. The Cahokia Mounds are located around East St. Louis, Illinois, that stretch down as far south as Louisiana. The mounds were a collection of 120 mounds that over a thousand years ago was an enormous city, even compared to European and other Mesoamerican cities at the time. Archaeologists have been performing routine excavations at the site since the 1920’s, and have been puzzled how such a great…

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Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs_ a Double Murder in Mississippi

On May 2, 1964 James Seale, a known member of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and others, offered a ride to Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore, hitchhikers on their way home from a party.¬† Seale, in concert with others carried the young men into the woods for questioning regarding their believed participation in the Civil Rights Movement. Dee and Moore were then beaten almost beyond recognition and their bodies were bound with duct tape. ¬†While…

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Objective Summary for Mk

The Story MK is about a girl named Jean Fritz who lives in Wuhan, China and then moves to America because of the fighting on the Yangtze River. An MK is a missionary kid who goes to another place to spread the culture of that place. Jean is a young girl who lives with her mother and goes to school at the British School. Once Jean reached Shanghai she learned that she would be staying with the Barretts and their…

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Elementary Education Effectiveness in Mississippi

Mississippi consists of four-hundred and eighty-six thousand people living in poverty; ten percent of children belong to families that are not able to meet their needs (2005). Recent statistics show that those living in poverty are fifty-one percent African American and approximately forty-seven percent Caucasian (2005). Research has shown that the socioeconomic status of students influence the degree of success they will experience. (Donahue &Grigg, 2003) Mississippi has varying degrees of reading proficiency among school districts. In the 2003-2004 school…

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Economic Development Programs

One area where African-American churches have largely been on their own is in the area of economic development programs. Reiland relates the tale of a successful grassroots economic development program initiated by the Greater Christ Temple in Meridian, Mississippi. The church started the REACH Program in 1977 in response to high unemployment in the congregation. The program, beginning with sales of peanuts in the church basement, has expanded greatly since these humble beginnings. As Reiland notes, the church’s economic enterprises…

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