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Mississippi Expands Early Childhood Education

The Mississippi Board of Education increased the number of early learning collaboratives, or ELCs, from 10 to 14 on Nov. 8. Starting Jan. 1, 2017, Agape Community Development Center of Canton Public Schools, the Greenwood School District, Grenada School District and the Starkville-Oktibbeha School District will receive $247,250 annually the next three years. The funds will bankroll seats in full-time pre-kindergarten classrooms for 460 students.