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Archive for September 2019

Mississippi is Leading the Nation in Driver’s License Reform

In Mississippi, driving a car is the primary form of transportation. In a rural state like ours, your ability to find and keep a job can depend heavily on your ability to drive to and from the workplace. Finding and maintaining a reliable car, getting a tag, and purchasing insurance are the first steps for…

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Empower Mississippi welcomes Katie Elliott

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced today that Katie Elliott has been named Executive Assistant and Development Connector. “We welcome Katie to our team,” said Callen. “Her background and professionalism will provide high-level support to our organization, and I’m honored that she has chosen to use her talents to help us further Empower’s mission.” Elliott…

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Mississippi’s Ninth Charter School is Approved

Today, Mississippi’s charter authorizer board approved the ninth charter school in the state. In an application cycle that began with fourteen proposals, four made it to the final stage for review by an independent evaluation committee. The committee recommended only one school for approval, and the board accepted the committee’s recommendation, denying applications to open schools…

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MS Supreme Court rules in favor of public charter school funding

Today, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of charter school funding, finally putting to rest an effort since 2016 to cripple funding for charter schools. “This is a great day for families around the state who want educational opportunity. This lawsuit has been a dark cloud over a growing charter sector where students are…

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