Ridgeland, MS—Empower Mississippi announced the expansion of its communication and outreach team with the addition of Brett Kittredge to Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and the elevation of Joanna Holbert to Director of Outreach. Kittredge served as Empower’s Director of Communications from 2015 through 2018.  He returns to the organization on the heels of…

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In a survey of Mississippi teachers this month, half of teachers said they have considered leaving teaching altogether as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Back in May, a national USA Today poll said an astounding 1 in 5 teachers were unlikely to return to classrooms this fall due to the unprecedented changes in K-12…

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Is Mississippi’s violent crime rate high? The real answer might surprise you. You might have seen recent headlines claiming that crime in Mississippi is high. One recent article claims that the Magnolia state has the highest murder rate in the country. This is a surprising statement that is at odds with the common perception of…

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