2018: A review of education legislation and growth in Mississippi

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2018 had many ups, downs, political firestorms and moments that left mouths agape-- and education was a big conversation piece through the year. Here’s...

PEER Report highlights parental satisfaction, oversight needs for ESA program

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The Legislative PEER committee has concluded its biennial review of the Education Scholarship Account and has released the findings. A summary of the report is...

Ole Miss employees start first-ever campus labor union

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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...

School choice: Homeschooling parents and students share their journey

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School choice is a term that floats around during every legislative session, and most consider it with charter school legislation. But in reality, school...

Waitlisted: The Berrys: Hitting Wall After Wall

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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...

MDE Announces Mid-Year Lottery for Special Needs Scholarship Program Applications

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 The Mississippi Department of Education announced today that it will hold the mid-year lottery for Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA) on December 13. The lottery...

School Choice: What happens when the choices end

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When the parents of the founding scholars chose to send their 5th graders to ReImagine Prep nearly four years ago, they were putting a...

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

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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...

Why Teachers Leave Mississippi: Two former teachers weigh in

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Teacher pay is often touted as a reason why Mississippi teachers leave the state, especially new teachers. But according to two teachers who have left...

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

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*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...

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