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Archive for January 2019

Jackson, Biloxi Catholic Dioceses Call on Legislature to Expand ESA Program

In letters addressed to the legislature, the leaders of the Catholic Dioceses of Jackson and Biloxi voiced support for expanding Mississippi’s Education Scholarship Account program, which enables parents to direct their state education tax dollars to the educational setting and services of their choice.  Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz and Superintendent of Education Catherine Cook of the Diocese of Jackson urged…

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Mississippians Gather to Rally for School Choice

It was a sea of yellow scarves outside the Capitol on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, as more than 1,000 students, teachers, parents, and supporters gathered not only to celebrate school choice, but to ask the legislature to expand options in the State of Mississippi. Students came from traditional public schools, charter schools, private schools, special…

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Governor Bryant Proclaims Jan. 20-26 as ‘School Choice Week’

Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed January 20-26, 2019 as “School Choice Week” in the state of Mississippi. He joins 20 other governors and more than 300 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing proclamations. More than 40,000 events have been independently organized across the country for National School Choice Week, including more than 250 in…

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Choice Now for Mississippi Families

Mississippi families want and need choice. That’s the sentiment from parents across the state – some who’ve been fortunate enough to take advantage of school choice, some who find themselves waiting for a number to be drawn in a lottery, and others who sadly find themselves with nowhere to turn when it comes to education…

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