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Archive for June 2018

Waiting on a Lottery

There’s been a lot of talk about a lottery in Mississippi over the past few years. But as Steve and Sue Jones know very well, Mississippi already has a lottery: a lottery that can change their child’s future. Right now, there are nearly 200 families hoping to receive an Education Scholarship Account for their child.…

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Special Needs ESA Lottery Announced

The Mississippi Department of Education announced yesterday that a lottery for the Special Needs Education Scholarship Account (ESA) will be held on Friday, July 6, to award approximately 8 scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. This year the law funded 411 scholarships and as of yesterday, 403 have been awarded to returning students. Therefore, 8…

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Today’s Big Supreme Court Decision

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of freedom for public sector employees – a landmark decision for educators across the nation and a devastating blow to public sector unions in 22 states. In Janus vs. AFSCME, a public employee in Illinois contended that he should not have to pay fees to a union whose…

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We’re Hiring!

The Empower Mississippi team is making a difference in the lives of Mississippians by advocating for public policy changes that create opportunity and remove barriers. We have led the fight for school choice in Mississippi and have demonstrated our ability to achieve results. Life-changing doors of opportunity have been opened to thousands of Mississippi children…

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