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...

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...

VIDEO: New Group Aims to Protect Fairness and Stability in Mississippi’s Courts

The newly formed Mississippi Civil Justice Alliance (MCJA) will act as a watchdog for fairness and stability in the Mississippi judiciary. The MCJA is...

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

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

Mississippi ranks #6 for best charter school laws nationwide

The Magnolia State has ranked sixth in the nation for its laws regarding charter schools, according to the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. The...

School Choice Week: Parents, students, teachers rally the capitol

Over 1,000 advocates of school choice--including teachers, parents, and students-- rallied on the south steps of the Capitol as the Mississippi State Legislature convened...

Governor Bryant Proclaims January 20-26 as ‘School Choice Week’

Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed January 20-26, 2019 as “School Choice Week” in the state of Mississippi. He joins 20 other governors and more...

Recommended teacher pay raise brings discussion of unmet classroom needs–paid for by teachers

Election years are notoriously quiet in the Mississippi State Legislature, with lawmakers already outlining a relatively non-controversial session agenda. One of the items on...

Empower Mississippi: Choice now for Mississippi families

written by Joanna Holbert, Empower Mississippi Mississippi families want and need choice. That’s the sentiment from parents across the state – some who’ve been fortunate enough...

2018: A review of education legislation and growth in Mississippi

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...

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