School choice: Homeschooling parents and students share their journey

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

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

 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...

Op-ed: Families need school choice

Submitted by: Alice Dillon, Tylertown; Courtney Jones, Jackson; Missy Hopkins, Oxford   Our families need school choice. The concept is simple: parents direct the tax dollars associated with their child...

School Choice: What happens when the choices end

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

Why Teachers Leave Mississippi: Two former teachers weigh in

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

*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...

Congressman Trent Kelly touts optimism – basis for new ad

Earlier this month, Republican Congressman Trent Kelly’s job was to get the home crowd fired up for President Donald J. Trump at his rally...

Dyslexia in Mississippi: A journey not all students can make

You wake up by 5 am and hit the road by 6 am. You deal with traffic, road work and/or bad weather on your...

Smilow Collegiate Charter School ribbon cutting celebrates choice

Mississippi's fifth charter school--and its first kindergarten and first-grade charter school-- celebrated its inaugural year with a ribbon cutting this past Friday. When you first...

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