We are Really in a Bind

We are in a real bind at The Parents’ Campaign. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we’ve lost a significant portion of our funding since the sunsetting of The Barksdale Reading Institute – enough so that our very existence is threatened.  We are working hard to raise the funding we need with a combination […]

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Pivotal Next Steps

Together, we’ve laid a strong foundation: 15 years of wins for Mississippi students and teachers. It’s time to look ahead to the next 15 years…what do our children need to succeed? When public schools win, we all win. The quality of our public schools drives the quality of our communities. Our teachers, all Mississippians, and most importantly

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Celebrating 15 years of advocacy!

Today, The Parents’ Campaign is celebrating 15 years of advocacy for Mississippi children and public schools! We’re thrilled at the progress that has been made since our official start on March 31, 2006. Beginning with concerned moms chatting around a kitchen table, The Parents’ Campaign grew quickly, bringing parents, grandparents, educators, and community, faith, and

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State Retirees Urged to Attend Important PERS Board Meeting

The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) board of trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, February 12, 11:30 a.m., to discuss retirees’ ability to serve in the Mississippi Legislature without forfeiting their retirement benefits. Attorney General Jim Hood has issued a news release urging state employees and retirees to attend the meeting. We’ve heard from numerous retired educators

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Ready to Learn

Ready for the best year yet! Mississippi public school teachers are welcoming students back to class, excited, focused, and ready to “raise the bar!” Our amazing teachers and administrators have worked hard through the summer, preparing to lead our children through another great year of growing and learning.Local businesses and churches are stepping up, donating

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Secret MAEP Revamp to be Unveiled?

Legislators have been told that MAEP revamp numbers are coming this week, according to sources in the House and Senate. Some say that only “select legislators” will see the data, maybe as early as tomorrow (Tuesday). Everyone involved should take note of the red flags listed below. Speculation is that the leadership is counting votes to determine whether or

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Heavy-handed Political Move Highlights Importance of 2015 Election

Yesterday’s news underscores the importance of August 4 for public education – the day of the primary election, when some of our most important legislative seats will be decided. You have probably heard by now that House Appropriations Chairman Herb Frierson summoned state agency heads to the Capitol yesterday in what was clearly a scare

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