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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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Common Core State Standards: Moving Mississippi Children To Success

Reality Check Click here to see the myths being floated about Common Core…and the reality! And read what a mathematician says about the way Common Core math develops students’ intellectual flexiblity and expands their capacity to apply math in new, real-world situations.  Common Core State Standards These college- and career-ready standards provide Mississippi parents a consistent, clear understanding of …

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National Board Certification Recognizes Excellent Teachers

The National Board Certification Program is a voluntary assessment designed to develop, recognize and retain accomplished teachers.  National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years for a candidate to complete. Candidates must successfully demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices in order to be awarded the …

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Common Core State Standards Endorsed by MS Business Leaders

Just yesterday, Mississippi business leaders reaffirmed their support of Common Core State Standards, noting that when global and national businesses get ready to invest in a new plant location they want to be able to compare states on “common” measures of workforce quality and readiness. At the Mississippi Economic Council’s Capital Day event in Jackson, MEC President Blake …

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Improving Student Achievement

Each of us has a role to play in helping students achieve success… Student: I can  • Set goals for myself• Be confident in myself• Go to school and be on time• Try my best each day• Listen to my teachers• Pay attention in class• Do my homework• Keep myself healthy• Respect myself• Respect others around me  Parent/Extended …

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Building Your Local Network

With just few simple steps, and about 15 minutes of your time every few weeks, you’ll have the power to influence the laws that affect the quality of your child’s education, school funding, and a whole host of issues that have an impact on your life. Building a local team to keep your legislators informed of your priorities (and to hold …

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Charter School Draft Request For Proposals and Scoring Rubric Released for Public Comment

Draft Charter School Application Guide (RFP) Draft Charter School Application Rubric Instructions for Submitting Public Comments Comments Submitted by The Parents’ Campaign The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board has released for public review the draft Request for Proposals (RFP), or the Charter School Application Guide, for the establishment of charter schools. Community groups and others …

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The Research on Charter Schools

The most recent and extensive study of charter schools (National Charter School Study, CREDO, released June 2013) found that: 25 % of charters performed better in reading than their traditional public school counterparts; 29% of charters performed better in math 19% performed worse in reading than their traditional public school counterparts; 31% of charters performed …

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Chickasaw Cession

The treaty with the Chickasaw Indian Nation ceding their land to the United States failed to specifically reserve Sixteenth Sections, and when the lands were later sold by the government, no provision was made for the reservation of school trust lands. Later, the United States granted the State of Mississippi lieu land as compensation for …

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