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Accountability Ratings are Out, Public Schools Continue to Shine

Mississippi’s public school teachers are ROCK STARS! School and district accountability ratings are out, and the news is good! Of Mississippi’s 138 traditional public school districts, 96% are rated C or better, and 71% are rated A or B. Of Mississippi’s seven charter schools that received ratings, 14% are rated C; no charter school is …

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An Incredibly Bad Idea

If your goal is to spend hundreds of millions of state tax dollars for students to LEARN LESS, Indiana has just the plan for you: VOUCHERS for private school tuition! Lately, a number of states have been busy demonstrating for us why vouchers are such a terrible idea. Here are some takeaways: • Arizona will …

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Mississippi Public Schools Continue to Excel

Mississippi public school students and teachers are continuing their march toward excellence! State test scores for the 2022-2023 school year have been released, and the news is good, with the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced reaching an all-time high in every subject. Congratulations and thanks are due our wonderful public school teachers!  The …

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Several Bits of Important News

Mississippi’s Broadband Expansion and Accessibility office (BEAM) is working hard to ensure that all Mississippians have access to high-quality internet service, something that is critical to the success of our school children and teachers, as school resources increasingly are found online. Please help BEAM identify the areas of the state that need improved internet access …

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So Far, So Good

A big THANK YOU to everyone who voted on Tuesday – it was a great day for our children, our teachers, and our public schools! Election 2023 is shaping up to be a good one for public education, but we still have a lot of work to do. A number of primary races resulted in …

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The Truth: Student Achievement & This Election

Want some evidence that electing public school supporters to the Legislature makes a difference? Read on, and then be sure to VOTE in Tuesday’s primary election. It matters – a lot.You’ve probably seen lots of spin around what is being hailed nationally as the Mississippi Miracle – dramatic improvements in Mississippi’s national ranking in 4th-grade …

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