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Employability, News

New virtual check-in policy improves work prospects

by J. Robertson

In 2018, the Mississippi legislature passed HB 387, a bill aimed at…

Employability, News

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Worsen Mississippi’s Prison Crisis 

by J. Robertson

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic could dramatically exacerbate Mississippi’s prison crisis. State and…

Education, News

Senate Amends ESA Bill

by Joanna Holbert

Online and out of state options removed Today, the Senate Education Committee…

Education, News

Proposed legislation could kick hundreds of children with special needs out of their schools

by Joanna Holbert

Hundreds of children with special needs all over the state are at…

Employability, News

Number of Mississippians Working is the Lowest in the Country

by J. Robertson

New data released by the federal government shows that Mississippi’s Employment Rate…

Employability, News

Governor Tate Reeves on Prison Reform

by J. Robertson

On Monday afternoon, newly inaugurated Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves delivered his State…

Employability, News

Solutions for Mississippi’s prison crisis

by J. Robertson

Mississippi’s prisons are in crisis. The state has a moral and constitutional…

Employability, News

Empower Mississippi launches Employer Toolkit for second chance hiring

by Joanna Holbert

Empower Mississippi has announced the publication of “Untapped: How Chance Hiring Can Grow…

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Empower Mississippi welcomes Katie Elliott

by Joanna Holbert

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced today that Katie Elliott has been…

Education, News

Special Needs ESA Mid-Year Lottery Announced

by Joanna Holbert

The Mississippi Department of Education announced today that a mid-year lottery for…

Employability, News

Empower Mississippi supports passage of federal FIRST STEP Act

by Joanna Holbert

RIDGELAND, MISSISSIPPI – Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen recently joined organizations from across…

Education, News

Mississippi’s First Charter High School Approved

by Elyse Marcellino

Today, the Mississippi Charter Authorizer Board approved two new charter schools for…