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Archive for May 2017

Education Spending Up, Enrollment and Teacher Salaries Flat

Over the past two plus decades, inflation adjusted per-student education spending in Mississippi has increased by 54 percent while teacher salaries have increased by just two percent and student enrollment has decreased by three percent. In his new report, Back To The Staffing Surge, Benjamin Scafidi, Ph. D., reviews and updates staffing patterns and spending habits…

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Do Mississippians Have School Choice?

A couple school districts have been in the news recently for new policies they have instituted prohibiting any student from transferring out of the district; except for very rare circumstances. Many parents have been upset about the new policy and the requirement that their children change schools. Those parents may have chosen a different school district…

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Empower Mississippi Names Director of Development

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced today that Anja Scheib has been named Director of Development. “I am excited to have Anja join our team,” Callen said. “She brings a great passion for school choice and will work alongside our investors to expand our support and reach.” Anja recently completed a development internship with the…

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Celebrating National Charter School Week

This week marked National Charter School Week, a weeklong event that raises awareness about public charter schools, their academic success, and the demand from parents for more school options. President Donald Trump, like President Barack Obama before him, issued a proclamation honoring the week. In his proclamation, President Trump pledged his support for increased funding…

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