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Mississippi Has Lost a Great Champion of Public Education

We at The Parents’ Campaign join with all Mississippians in mourning the passing and celebrating the life and legacy of Mr. Jack Reed, Sr., a visionary leader and a true champion of public education.  Mr. Reed was the preeminent Tupelo business and community leader, an indomitable advocate for his fellow man, and the Republican nominee for Governor …

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Vouchers, Tax Credit Scholarships, and Education Savings Accounts

The Parents’ Campaign agrees with our state constitution: our public tax dollars should support an education system that welcomes all children. Funding schools that refuse to educate some students is not an appropriate use of public dollars. The Lie of School Choice When it comes to school choice (vouchers for private school tuition), it isn’t …

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Mississippi Department of Education Holding Literacy Meetings for Parents

To help parents strengthen their children’s early literacy skills, the Mississippi Department of Education will hold eight meetings throughout the state for parents of Kindergarten through 3rd grade students.  The meetings will provide an overview of the Literacy-Based Promotion Act and teach strategies that parents can use at home to help their children improve their reading.  …

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Tennessee Charter School Law Eliminates Profit Motive

For-profit entities are not allowed to operate or manage charter schools in Tennessee. According to the Tennessee Department of Education: Though a few states allow for-profit entities to operate public charter schools, and many states allow non-profit charter school governing bodies to contract with for-profit entities to operate or manage charter schools, Tennessee law prohibits …

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Three Easy Steps To Creating a Strong Local Network

Step One Get TPC sign-up forms out in your schools. We will be glad to send you everything you need to get sign-up forms home to parents in your school district. Call or email Cindy White at 601-961-4551 or cwhite@msparentscampaign.org, and she will get you started.  Forward TPC emails to friends and family who are not currently members and encourage them …

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Superintendents and Student Achievement

Studies have shown consistently that the effectiveness of the school superintendent has a significant impact on student achievement. Good school superintendents not only set a positive tone for the entire district, they also hire, encourage and retain good principals who hire, encourage and retain good teachers. McREL Study Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) …

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School Boards and Student Achievement

The Lighthouse Study, recently released by the Iowa Association of School Boards, indicates that school boards in high achieving districts are significantly different from school boards in low achieving districts. Study Results: Similarities in High Achieving and Low Achieving Districts Care about children Peaceable relationships with other board members and superintendent Positive board opinion of …

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Mississippi School Boards

Your county circuit clerk can tell you whether or not your zone has a school board candidate on the ballot in the upcoming election.  Click here to find contact information for your circuit clerk’s office. The Parents’ Campaign urges parents and citizens to support their local schools and school boards. One of the best ways parents can stay abreast …

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Florida For-profit, Virtual Charter Lobbyists Backing MS Voucher Bill

There have been plenty of clues that the voucher bill being pushed in the Mississippi Legislature is not really about helping children with special needs (as it has been framed). One telling moment was when those pushing the vouchers refused to amend the bill to require that the voucher schools actually be capable of serving children with …

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