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Dueling School Funding Plans Draw Praise, Rebuke

Public school supporters are applauding Senate Education Chair Dennis DeBar, Sen. Brice Wiggins, Sen. Chad McMahan, and the Senate Education Committee for taking a public stand today in support of a fair and objective school funding formula that represents the true cost of educating a Mississippi student to proficiency in core academic subjects. The comments were […]

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MS Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Private School Infrastructure Funds

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging a $10-million appropriation to private schools for infrastructure improvements. State Attorney General Lynn Fitch had appealed a lower court’s ruling that the 2022 appropriation by the Mississippi Legislature was unconstitutional. Section 208 of the Mississippi Constitution states that “no funds shall be appropriated

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Dr. Lance Evans Named State Superintendent of Education

The Mississippi Board of Education has named Dr. Lance Evans as Mississippi’s next State Superintendent of Education. A 24-year educator, Dr. Evans has served multiple school districts as a teacher, coach, and principal and currently serves as superintendent of the New Albany School District. He led New Albany to its first A rating in the

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TODAY is Giving Tuesday

If you haven’t already, please take a moment today to support The Parents’ Campaign with a monetary contribution that fits your budget. No amount is too small, and your Giving Tuesday donation will help to ensure that we have the resources necessary to keep pressing for fully funded public schools, broad access to high quality pre-k,

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We Can Do This

When the 2024 Legislature convenes in just over a month, we will be there. My colleagues and I at The Parents’ Campaign promise to be your eyes and ears at the Capitol. We will let you know about important bills that help – or harm – your schools, what the impact will be, if and

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Too Many to Count

We have so many reasons to be thankful!  For starters, we are exceedingly thankful for our rock star public school teachers, who are doing what many thought impossible.  In a state accustomed to bottom-tier rankings on the good lists and top-tier rankings on the bad ones, our public school teachers have defied the odds, landing

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