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Archive for November 2017

Homeschooling Is My School Choice

“We were not going be those people” was how Tracy Craig summed up her thoughts on homeschooling when her oldest child first entered school. The Craigs weren’t sure what school or schools their children would attend, they just knew homeschooling was off the table. But as it often does, life has a way of interfering…

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Gov. Bryant Calls For More School Choice Options

Gov. Phil Bryant wants to see school choice expanded in the next legislative session. On Wednesday, Gov. Bryant released his FY2019 Executive Budget Recommendation, which included additional funding for the education scholarship account program and his support for more educational options. “Perhaps the most critical decision parents will make for their children is where to…

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Finding The Right Pace For Her Son

As you leave Cleveland and head toward the Mississippi River, you will go through the town of Pace. The expression, “Blink and you’ll miss it,” often gets overused when talking about small towns but it will certainly suffice when talking about this town in Bolivar County. Pace is small in size, less than a quarter…

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School Choice Provides Hope For The Future

In October, 15 school districts across the state celebrated the release of the latest accountability system ratings with an “A” rating. And for good reason. Across the country, families move into specific neighborhoods for specific district schools. Families are generally willing to pay higher housing prices or higher taxes for these coveted “free” schools. And…

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Are You Ready For National School Choice Week 2018?

We are excited to begin preparing for the 2018 Mississippi School Choice Rally as part of National School Choice Week and we want you to be involved! During National School Choice Week, events are held throughout the country to shine a spotlight on effective education options for all children and to raise awareness to the…

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Military Families Want Educational Freedom

A large majority of military households support new school choice options through education savings accounts, vouchers, or tax-credit scholarships. According to the survey from EdChoice, 72 percent of all respondents support education scholarship accounts (after they were provided a description), and an even higher number, 78 percent, of current school parents favor ESAs. Military families…

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