MAE teacher union characterizes teacher pay hike proposal as ‘election year pandering’

Last week, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and Governor Phil Bryant signaled support for pay raise proposals for teachers in the upcoming session. Great job by...

Waitlisted: The Berrys: Hitting Wall After Wall

The Berrys: Hitting Wall After Wall By Joanna Holbert, Empower Mississippi Will and Jodi Berry of Sumrall are not unlike other parents when it comes to...

The Ferrettis: “Time is Running Out” for ESA Scholarship

*story courtesy of Empower Mississippi* The clock is ticking, and with each passing day, the Ferretti family of Cleveland gets closer to the Special Needs Education...

Ole Miss employees start first-ever campus labor union

Employees of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) are attempting to organize the first-ever labor union on campus. The "wall-to-wall" union, according to the Daily...

Mississippi high ranked for charter schools–still lessons to be learned

In the last five years since Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation allowing charter schools to move into Mississippi, five schools have opened. Four are...

Hyde-Smith votes with Senate on major opioid crisis legislation

Miss. Senator Worked to Ensure Greater Telehealth Usage to Treat Opioid Addiction U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted for Senate passage of legislation to...

From budget requests to protestors, all in the September Joint Legislative Budget Committee Hearings

State departments appeared before the Joint Legislative Budget Committee Monday in Jackson to make their budget requests for the Fiscal Year 2020. Public Employees’ Retirement...

MAE downplays Governor’s recommendation to raise teacher pay of $50 million over two years

The Mississippi Association of Educators has responded to the Governor's newest budget recommendations for the fiscal year 2020, which would allocate $25 million dollars...

Op-Ed–MS Center for Public Policy: Efficiency through school district consolidation

written by the MS Center for Public Policy School district consolidation in Mississippi can offer both efficiency and savings to taxpayers. It is also one...

OPINION: Greater Government Dependency Is Not The Way Out Of Poverty

Graduating from high school, obtaining employment, and getting married before having children is still the best path out of poverty. By: Brett Kittredge, Director of Marketing...

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