ESA program extension bill faces February 14th deadline

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board appoints Executive Director

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The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board (MCSAB) appointed Dr. Lisa Karmacharya as Executive Director. Prior to her current post, Karmacharya served as Executive Director...

Catholic Dioceses adds to growing movement for school choice, ESA scholarship

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The Catholic Dioceses of Jackson and Biloxi rallied at the Capitol today for lawmakers to increase the number of students that receive the ESA...

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