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Call the Capitol Today! Hundreds of Calls Needed

TODAY, public education supporters across Mississippi will lift our voices to send the message that we want our public schools fully funded.  Your call is critical. Let’s get hundreds of phone calls to the Capitol in support of full funding. Please ask at least five of your friends to join our CALL THE CAPITOL DAY.   TODAY, …

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Tomorrow is Critical for MAEP Full Funding

TOMORROW, public education supporters across Mississippi will lift our voices to send the message that we want our public schools fully funded.  Your call tomorrow is critical. We need hundreds of calls flooding the Capitol in support of full funding. Please help us spread the word – share House members’ phone numbers and ask at least …

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Senate Committee Chairs Unveil Plan to Fully Fund MAEP

In a joint meeting of the Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, Chairmen DeBar and Hopson unveiled a Senate proposal to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). The plan includes fairly minor technical adjustments to the school funding formula that are intended to make full funding more sustainable over time and strengthen school funding for …

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Watch Livestream of Important Senate Committee Meeting

The Senate Education and Appropriations Committees will hold an important joint meeting this afternoon where they are expected to discuss a plan to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). The meeting will be held shortly after the Senate adjourns this afternoon, sometime after 4:00 p.m. Find the link to watch the livestream of the …

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Aberdeen Elementary School Wins Our $1,000 Prize!

The winning public school in our February promotion is Aberdeen Elementary in the Aberdeen School District! The prize is $1,000 paid directly to the school, courtesy of an anonymous donor. Thank you to everyone who participated and to the parents, teachers, grandparents, and other supporters who entered on behalf of your favorite school. Our winning school …

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Private School Funding Still in HB 1671

The House passed HB 1671 without eliminating the tax credits that benefit private schools, though the increase in private school funding that had been added to the bill was removed. HB 1671 includes the Children’s Promise Act – the law that was supposed to encourage donations to organizations that serve children in foster care but, instead, diverted …

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MAEP and Private School Funding

This week, the House passed HB 1613, the public school appropriation bill. In its initial form, the bill underfunds the MAEP by $261-million, however the chairman explained that these are not the final budget numbers. Here’s what we know… Mississippi public schools are underfunded by $279-million this year, and they have been shortchanged by more than $3-billion …

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Hattiesburg Event Postponed

Threatening weather is predicted for today (Thursday, Feb. 16), so we’ve decided to postpone our MAEP event that was scheduled for this evening in Hattiesburg. We will reschedule and let you know as soon as we have a new date.

Win $1,000 for Your School: Contest Details

You can support public education and win $1,000 for your school! An anonymous donor is offering $1,000 to the Mississippi public school whose supporters win our February promotion. Make sure your favorite public school gets plenty of entries – share this announcement with friends and family, your PTO, and on social media. To enter, parents, teachers, grandparents, …

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