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Save Our ESA: These kids are going to grow up to be productive citizens because of the ESA

Dec 10, 2019 · Joanna Holbert

“I’m a public school teacher and I got a $1,000 raise over…

Employability, News

Empower Mississippi launches Employer Toolkit for second chance hiring

Nov 22, 2019 · Joanna Holbert

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


How This Law is Giving More Mississippians a Fresh Start

Oct 17, 2019 · J. Robertson

This year, the Mississippi legislature passed Senate Bill 2781, called the Fresh…


School Choice By the Numbers

Oct 9, 2019 · Elyse Marcellino

Over 4,500 students this year have what’s known as school choice or…


Mississippi’s Crime Rate is Down

Oct 1, 2019 · J. Robertson

Crime in Mississippi is down. In their annual report released this week,…


Mississippi is Leading the Nation in Driver’s License Reform

Sep 27, 2019 · J. Robertson

In Mississippi, driving a car is the primary form of transportation. In…


Empower Mississippi welcomes Katie Elliott

Sep 10, 2019 · Joanna Holbert

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


Mississippi’s Ninth Charter School is Approved

Sep 9, 2019 · Elyse Marcellino

Today, Mississippi’s charter authorizer board approved the ninth charter school in the…


MS Supreme Court rules in favor of public charter school funding

Sep 5, 2019 · Elyse Marcellino

Today, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of charter school funding,…


Waitlisted Families to Receive ESAs

Jun 11, 2019 · Joanna Holbert

Mississippi families who have been waitlisted for years hoping to receive a Special…


Empower Mississippi Supports Fresh Start Act

Apr 15, 2019 · J. Robertson

Empower Mississippi joined a number of organizations in thanking Governor Phil Bryant…


The ESA Program Is Working. Why Is It So Small?

Apr 9, 2019 · Elyse Marcellino

Just before the end of the 2019 legislative session, the state legislature…