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Archive for July 2017

Empower Mississippi Names Director of Education Policy

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced today that Elyse Marcellino has been named Director of Education Policy. “Elyse brings a wealth of education experience to this position,” Callen said. “As a former classroom teacher, she understands the joys and challenges our teachers face every day. And as a part of the team that founded Atlanta…

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Gov. Bryant: We’re Going To Have More School Choice!

While speaking at the Neshoba County Fair earlier today, Gov. Phil Bryant said expanding school choice was a top priority of his administration during his final two years in office. “We’re going to have more charter schools, more school choice,” Bryant said. “That’s right, go ahead and write that down and text that out. I…

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The Results Are Clear: School Choice Works

School choice creates effective education options that best fit the student’s needs by releasing them from a one size fits all education system. Whether it is a private school, public school, charter school, or any other form of education a parent chooses, school choice provides parents with new choices and introduces competition into the system…

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Talking School Choice In The Delta

Recently we launched Opportunity Mississippi, a grassroots engagement project to support and train parents who want to be “Ambassadors For School Choice” in their community. We’ve had a great response so far as parents across the state want to learn more about the life changing benefits of school choice. Last week, we hosted multiple informational…

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Special Needs ESA Lottery To Be Held July 14

The Mississippi Department of Education announced today that a lottery for the Special Needs Education Scholarship Account (ESA) will be held on Friday, July 14 to award the final 58 scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. This year the law funded 435 scholarships and as of last week 377 had been awarded to returning students.…

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