Really, Really Super-Cool Stuff!

Our public schools rock!! As we struggle to adapt to the disruptions in our lives brought on by the coronavirus, public school leaders and teachers are working overtime to protect the wellbeing of our children and families – and to ensure that learning continues during this unprecedented time. Thank you, Mississippi educators! You are our heroes. …

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Big Decisions Affecting K-12 Announced Today

This morning, Governor Reeves announced an executive order closing all public schools through April 17. Immediately following the governor’s announcement, the Mississippi Board of Education approved the following: suspension of all state testing and accountability for the 2019-2020 school year request that the US Department of Education waive all federal assessments for the 2019-2020 school …

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Ready for a Better Mississippi?

Know someone under 40 who’s ready for a better Mississippi? Our sister organization, The Parents’ Campaign Research and Education Fund, has just launched a terrific networking program for young, action-oriented Mississippians who want to be a new voice for a new Mississippi. The Mississippi Collective will offer opportunities for like-minded peers to connect with one …

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A Big Opportunity

You have the power to change the course of a child’s life. Time and again, your voice has made the difference, protecting our schools from profit-driven privatizers, enabling a good start for young children through state-funded pre-k, supporting teachers with better pay, and securing additional funding that provides advanced courses, improved technology, and stronger supports …

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State Test Scores and Other Testing News

State test scores are in, and the news is good! School districts continued their decades-long trend of academic improvement. Mississippi students showed gains in nearly every grade and subject area, with more students scoring in the top three proficiency levels and fewer scoring in levels one and two. See the percent of students in your school and school …

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Charter School Bill Will Get Another Vote

Today, Sen. Hob Bryan held the charter school bill (SB 2161) on a  motion to reconsider, giving senators another opportunity to vote on it, probably tomorrow. Please give your senator a call! As this bill stands now, even some districts currently rated A and B could be cannibalized by charter schools seeking high-performing students. How? Educators predict that changes …

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Charter Bill Needs a Change – Please Call

Please give your senator a call about the charter school bill before Monday afternoon. While high quality charter schools can be a beneficial addition in chronically under-performing (D or F) school districts, they have the potential to harm good school districts by pulling away resources and diminishing the education provided to the vast majority of …

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Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

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