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Archive for June 2017

Supreme Court’s Trinity Lutheran Decision A Win For School Choice

Today the United States Supreme Court delivered a victory for school choice in ruling that the government cannot deny a neutral benefit to an organization simply because they are religious. Missouri provides funding for nonprofits to resurface playgrounds, which Trinity Lutheran qualified for. However, the state rejected their participation in the program on the grounds…

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Native American Education Opportunity Act Introduced

Earlier this month, U.S. Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced legislation that would provide educational choice opportunities to Native American students. The Native American Education Opportunity Act would create Education Savings Accounts (ESA) for Native American students living on Indian reservations in states where an ESA program is currently in place. Mississippi is one of…

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Empower Announces Launch Of Community Outreach Division

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced today the launching of our Community Outreach Division. This division will be headed up by two Community Outreach Coordinators who will be on the ground in strategic communities around the state. These team members will partner with parents to help support them in advocating for education choice. As Empower…

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Four Charter School Applications Moving Forward

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizing Board approved four charter operators to move forward in the application process to open new public charter schools in Mississippi. Nine operators had originally expressed interest in opening a charter school earlier in the spring. The next evaluation from the Board will be in July with a final vote of…

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