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She Gets It – And That’s Making a Big Difference for Mississippi Children!

Terry Boler gets it. She knows it makes a difference when public school supporters speak up on behalf of Mississippi children, and she takes advantage of every opportunity to do just that. An educator in the DeSoto County School District, Boler is a public school champion who constantly strives to ensure a brighter future for her …

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School District Consolidation

The Parents’ Campaign supports the consolidation of school districts when an obvious benefit to student achievement would result. Over the years, Mississippi has undergone significant consolidation of its public school districts, dropping from a high of well over 1,000 districts as recently as the mid-1900s to the current 137. Across the United States, the number …

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Get the REAL TALK From Legislative and Business Leaders

You won’t want to miss this! Beginning this Thursday… Learn what’s happening with the teacher pay raise and other important education bills from legislative leaders.  Quiz business and community leaders about the role that strong public schools play in your local economy and quality of life.  And get it all from the comfort of your …

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Public education is her passion

Those who know Marsha Gates won’t be surprised that she’s been named The Parents’ Campaign’s Member of the Quarter. A public school parent and longtime member of The Parents’ Campaign, Marsha is an enthusiastic volunteer for the Okolona School District, a leader in the Okolona community, and a staunch advocate for public schools statewide. She …

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Last chance: Teacher listening session & parent literacy meeting

This week presents the final opportunity for teachers and parents to take advantage of important meetings. Thursday evening in Madison, Senate Education Chairman Dennis DeBar will hold his final listening session with teachers. All teachers are strongly encouraged to attend and share their thoughts. Those who were unable to attend earlier sessions in their own congressional …

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Give Today for a Better Tomorrow!

The legislative session that begins in a matter of weeks will be one of the most important in our history. Will legislators make big improvements to teacher pay, or will they, instead, vote to slash state revenue?  A well-organized effort to lift the voices of Mississippi voters could make all the difference. That takes resources.  …

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College Loan Repayment Program for First-year Teachers

First-year teachers in Mississippi are eligible to have a portion of their college loans repaid by the state. The Winter-Reed Loan Repayment Program was passed by the Mississippi Legislature earlier this year as part of an effort to recruit our best and brightest into the teaching profession. Teachers under contract in a school district designated as a …

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An Educator, Parent Who Makes a Real Difference

As an educator and a parent, Jennifer Colson knows well what students need to be successful – and she’s made it her mission to see that they get it. Understanding that knowledge is power, Jennifer does her research, taking advantage of The Parents’ Campaign’s resources to stay up-to-date on proposed legislation and policy that affect …

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MDE Releases First State Test Scores Since Pandemic Began

The Mississippi Department of Education has released the results of the statewide assessments administered to students in the spring of 2021. This was the first round of state testing since the pandemic struck nearly two years ago causing unprecedented and repeated disruptions in learning. As expected, the tests showed that students did not make the …

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