Month: April 2020

Voucher Lobbyists Go After Our CARES Act Funds

A national school choice lobbying outfit is urging state elected officials to use Mississippi’s federal CARES Act dollars to fund vouchers for private school tuition.Chronic, historic shortfalls in school funding have denied our most vulnerable students the technology and infrastructure that could have supported them through this pandemic. The inequities among school districts have been …

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Get the Inside Scoop!

What has the Mississippi Legislature been up to while we’ve been sheltering in place? And when might they return to Jackson to finish up the Legislative Session? Get the inside scoop from Rep. Jansen Owen at the Mississippi Collective’s Virtual Happy Hour today (Thursday) at 5:30. Rep. Owen will be the third featured guest in …

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Some Bright Spots…

If you know a student who has been unable to complete the AP computer science course due to lack of a computer, that problem could be solved! Code.org, in conjunction with Amazon and the College Board, is providing free laptops to students who need the computers to complete the AP computer science course and national …

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Governor Announces Decision on School Closure

This afternoon, Gov. Tate Reeves announced that Mississippi’s public school buildings will remain closed through the end of this semester, though he emphasized that learning will continue.   Gov. Reeves acknowledged the amazing work of teachers, school leaders, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and other staff – as well as parents – to ensure that children …

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A Great Opportunity

Here’s a great opportunity for Mississippi students of all ages! Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and his team have created three grade-appropriate activities that allow students to share the ways that the COVID-19 outbreak has affected their communities and to offer their ideas about how lawmakers could address these challenges. Educators are invited to include the activities …

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Your School District’s COVID-19 Information

Want the latest information about your school district’s expectations for at-home learning? Or what meal services are available to your child while schools are closed? Or where to find updates and news from your schools? The Parents’ Campaign has you covered! We’ve added a COVID-19 section to the school district web pages on our site …

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