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Archive for June 2020

Mississippi School Finder introduced to aid families in search of education options

Mississippi families in search of the best education for their children now have a new useful tool at their disposal. The Mississippi School Finder website (, a project sponsored by Empower Mississippi and in-state education partners, offers users a complete picture of public, private, and alternative education options available in their communities. Families can customize their search…

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Legislature renews ESA program, eliminates some school options

Today, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 2594 to extend the state’s Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program until 2024. The ESA program enables parents to direct a portion of their state education tax dollars to the educational setting and services of their choice. “We are grateful that legislators acted to save this valuable program for students with…

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Russ Latino joins Empower Mississippi

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced this week that Russ Latino, a founding board member of the organization, has been named Senior Vice President. A south Mississippi native, Latino brings a passion for Mississippi and extensive public policy and legal experience to Empower Mississippi. In this leadership role, Latino will head up the policy team…

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