Posts by Grant Callen

Education

Are our schools doing better or worse?

by Grant Callen

We’ve seen conflicting reports on progress in Mississippi’s schools. This week, scores…

Education

What charter school rankings really show

by Grant Callen

New school rankings show Leflore Legacy Academy Charter School in Greenwood, in…

Work

Life changing reforms are winning the day

by Grant Callen

This week the Empower team was in Atlanta for State Policy Network’s Annual Meeting….

Education

5 ways to expand school choice in Mississippi

by Grant Callen

A year after West Virginia adopted the most expansive school choice program…

Empower

Mississippi mourns the loss of Wirt A. Yerger, Jr.

by Grant Callen

Today Mississippi lost a giant of a man – my friend, political…

Empower

Ukrainian Courage

by Grant Callen

“It’s very serious. It’s not a movie…I’m not iconic, I think Ukraine…

Justice

Giving second chances promotes public safety and fairness

by Grant Callen

When it comes to justice reform, Mississippi lawmakers must weigh two critical…

Education

Traveling the state to celebrate National School Choice Week

by Grant Callen

Every January thousands of students, parents, and teachers descend on the State…

Education

Charter School Board Leaves Students Behind

by Grant Callen

For the second time in five years, no new charter schools were…

Podcast

The high costs of incarceration

by Grant Callen

I recently joined Rebecca Painter, vice president of State Policy Network, on…

Work

The success sequence matters. So does good policy.

by Grant Callen

There was a small dustup on Twitter when State Auditor Shad White…

Press Releases

Empower Names Director of Justice & Work

by Grant Callen

I am excited to welcome Steven Randle to the Empower Mississippi team. Steven will…