Mississippi is a state in the southern United States. It borders Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, on the Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico to the south and the Mississippi River, Louisiana and Arkansas to the west
The population as of 2010 is 2.9 million.
The state capital and largest city is Jackson.
Mississippi is known as the Magnolia State and also the Hospitality State.
Education in Mississippi
For a short history of education in Mississippi, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Mississippi
Virtual schools in Mississippi
The Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS) is the state wide virtual school, with around 2,863 students enrolling on 6,357 courses during the 2009-10 school year.