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Archive for December 2017

Facebook Live: ESA expansion, 2018 session

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen and Director of External Relations Brett Kittredge sat down to talk about the education scholarship account language that will be coming forward in the 2018 legislative session.

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Time to expand education scholarship program to provide school choice for all students

Mississippians want high quality education opportunities for their children and grandchildren. In recent years, our Legislature has made huge strides toward that transformative goal. We are encouraged that House and Senate leaders plan to build on this momentum by introducing legislation in the upcoming session to expand an education scholarship account program that is already…

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Being able to choose

Because of the Education Scholarship Account program, Scott and Monique Pietrowski were able to choose the right school and education tools for their child. Their son Logan, who is now 14 years old, was diagnosed with autism in 2010. As you would imagine, their seven-year journey since then has been one of highs and lows,…

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Making Choices, Making Sacrifices

Erica Howard lives less than a mile from her local district school in the school zone she intentionally moved into. In the city that she is paying higher taxes to live in. For a house she dipped into her retirement savings to afford. This was the right thing to do. After all, in a part…

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Americans continue to favor school choice options

A new survey finds that school choice options continue to be popular across the country. According to the survey from EdChoice, which was conducted by Braun Research, Americans favor education scholarship accounts, tax credit scholarships, school vouchers, and charter schools when provided a description of each. Support for education options Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA) were…

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