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Mississippi the Largest Decline in Enrollment in the Fall of 2020

by Matt Ladner

Mississippi had the nation’s fastest-improving school system before the pandemic, but also…

Education, Your Story

Educator hopes to open charters in Columbus and Jackson

by Joanna Holbert

Students in Columbus and in Jackson could soon have another option when…

Education

Introducing Empower Fellow Matt Ladner

by Russ Latino

One of the staples of Empower’s business model is focused expertise. It’s…

Education

Mississippi Rolled Like the Tide in K-12 Gains Last Decade – What Comes Next?

by Matt Ladner

Mississippi students had a remarkable decade of academic progress between 2009 and…

Education, Justice, Work

Mississippi solutions for Mississippi problems

by Russ Latino

“This is about a high-quality education for every child, meaningful work for…

Education

Rethinking education in Mississippi

by Joanna Holbert

Rethinking education could benefit thousands of Mississippi children. “The entity of change…

Education

Jackson’s JRTOC program prepares young leaders for life

by Joanna Holbert

Our work at Empower has us laser-focused on how to ensure children…

Education

Universal recognition for teachers moving in legislature

by Empower Mississippi

Legislation that would allow teachers who received their license in another state…

Education, Justice, Work

2021 session moving quickly: What’s alive?

by Russ Latino

The 2021 legislative session is moving quickly, with another important deadline yesterday….

Education

Legislature could okay out of state licenses for teachers

by Elyse Marcellino

Senate Bill 2267 would establish a 14-day timeline for teachers holding valid,…

Education

National School Choice Week Celebration A Success

by Joanna Holbert

While we couldn’t gather this year at the capitol for the National…

Education

Mississippi parents want a virtual option

by Elyse Marcellino

Demyrion lives in a rural Mississippi county with only one school option:…