Bracey Harris, The Clarion-Ledger

Bracey Harris

The Clarion-Ledger

Jackson, MS, United States

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Recent articles by Bracey:

Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education was supposed to change everything for Southern black children

In 1969, Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education was supposed to change everything for Southern black children, but it didn't → Read More

Mississippi has shortchanged Holmes County by nearly $15 million over the past decade

Over the past decade, the state has shortchanged Holmes County by nearly $15 million. → Read More

Mississippi district shows integrated schools pay off: 'We're stronger than we've ever been'

When Pearl launched its school district, Mississippi school systems were still struggling to comply with court-ordered desegregation. Today, the racially and economic diverse district represents what’s possible when communities commit to an equal playing field for all students. → Read More

Mississippi paid this out-of-state company $2.3M just to hang posters. Here's why.

A Clarion Ledger investigation found SkoolAds worked with a powerful lawmaker and lobbyists to secure an earmark. → Read More

Mississippi teachers given more time to pass tests

Educators now have more time to pass a certification exam while remaining in the classroom. → Read More

Troubled Jackson Public Schools has a long road ahead. Here's the plan

Two years JPS fought to stave off a state takeover. Now the district is pursuing one of the most ambitious turnarounds in the state. → Read More

Rankin School Board signs off on tax increase for teacher raises

The move comes as the state's third largest school districts works to offer teachers a more competitive salary. → Read More

Gov. Bryant blasts Mississippi's largest teacher group in defense of Tate Reeves

The Governor's criticism is the latest in a series of flare ups between Phil Bryant and teacher groups. → Read More

Koch network-backed group to spend on Mississippi legislative races

For the first time, the political arm of the Koch network-backed Americans for Prosperity, will spend money on Mississippi’s legislative races. → Read More

Mississippi elections: Reeves leads fundraising for governor; candidates spend big on TV

Top Democrat and Republican candidates raised a combined $1 million last month, new state filings show. → Read More

Mississippi elections: Don't miss these voter deadlines.

Mark these dates and make your voice heard. → Read More

How much will Mississippi's teacher pay raise cost? We still don't know.

It's teacher pay raise time. State officials are still waiting on a price tag, and schools still wonder if they'll foot the bill temporarily. → Read More

No vacations. Summer school. Struggling third-graders have one last chance on reading test

Many schools are holding reading boot camps in a final push to help students pass the final retest which must occur by July 12. → Read More

Over 240 Jackson Public School District teachers' licenses affected by policy

Enforcement of the MDE policy will be a challenge for school districts, the JPS superintendent said. → Read More

We're looking hard at how Mississippi spends millions on education

Here's what the Clarion Ledger has found about how state lawmakers and officials are spending your tax dollars. → Read More

Mississippi 3rd grade reading test: Results inch higher on second try

About two in five third graders participating in a retest of Mississippi's reading exam scored high enough to move on to the fourth grade. → Read More

How lawmakers funneled nearly $1M to an Ole Miss preschool that charges $6K in tuition

The Willie Price Learning Lab at the University of Mississippi has been earmarked for $850,000 in state funds since 2016. → Read More

'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion law

The law would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is detected. → Read More

'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion law

The ruling will prevent the law from taking effect on July 1 as scheduled after being signed by Gov. Phil Bryant earlier this year. → Read More

Thousands fail 3rd grade reading tests: See the best, worst districts

Third-graders faced a tougher bar to pass the exam this year. → Read More