Amended ESA bill passes Senate, heads to House for consideration

The Education Scholarship Account or "ESA" Bill (Senate Bill 2675) has passed the Mississippi Senate ahead of today's floor action deadline and is headed...

Teacher pay raise bill passes the Senate

The state Senate today passed a pay hike for teachers, teacher assistants, librarians, and counselors. More than 35,000 educators would see another $1,000 if...

ESA program extension bill faces February 14th deadline

Senate Bill 2675, which initially would expand the Education Scholarship Account (ESA), is on the Senate calendar and must be brought up before the...

School Safety Act passes in the House

The House passed HB 1283 on the floor today. The bill, authored by Representative Mark Baker passed by a vote of 114-3, but not after...

Empower Mississippi: ESA bills die in committee

Yesterday, several bills to expand or improve the Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program died when they were not passed by the committee deadline. One...

Senate bills for ESA, give teacher pay raises pass committee, head to Senate

Two hot topic bills have passed the Senate education committee. Senate Bill 2675, which initially would expand the Education Scholarship Account (ESA), was replaced by...

Mississippi Association of Educators responds to HB 1349 teacher pay raise bill

Yesterday, President Joyce Helmick and the Mississippi Association of Educators shared a written response to House Bill 1349 with the bill’s author, Representative Charles...

School Choice: the hope of ESA expansion must pass committee today

Today is the deadline for bills that would expand the Education Services Account (ESA) for students with special needs to clear committee if they...

Secretary of State’s Office release Campaign Finance Late-Filer List

In accordance with Mississippi Code Section 23-15-817, the Secretary of State’s Office is required to publish a list of all candidates for Statewide or...

Mississippi Students Selected as Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars

The 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program selected 76 Mississippi students as candidates for the national award. Students that have been selected as candidates have an...

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