New program aims to help more rural Mississippi students enter college

Kelsey Davis has a report at Mississippi Today detailing a new partnership between Mississippi Valley State University and Greenville Public Schools. The program is designed to reduce the gap between high school and college, from more engaging, rigorous high school coursework to better bus service. According to a study by the Center for Public Education, only 73% of rural students have access to Advanced Placement courses (PDF link), compared to 95% of suburban students.

[Mississippi Today]