Pass Rate for 3rd Grade Reading Test Increases After First Retest

The statewide pass rate for the 3rd Grade Reading Assessment increased to 82.8% (28,968 students) after students had a chance to retest before the end...

Certified vs. Effective: Improving the Flow of the Teacher Pipeline

Every year it seems Mississippi makes headlines for being on the bottom of the nation’s education rankings. Test scores are low, funding is low,...

MAE endorses Espy, Baria, and Anderson

MAE has announced endorsements for Secretary Mike Espy for Senate, Representative David Baria for Senate, and Representative Jeramey Anderson for Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. The...

Waitlisted: The Berrys: Hitting Wall After Wall

The Berrys: Hitting Wall After Wall By Joanna Holbert, Empower Mississippi Will and Jodi Berry of Sumrall are not unlike other parents when it comes to...

School Choice Week: Parents, students, teachers rally the capitol

Over 1,000 advocates of school choice--including teachers, parents, and students-- rallied on the south steps of the Capitol as the Mississippi State Legislature convened...

Empower Mississippi supports passage of the federal FIRST STEP Act

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen recently joined organizations from across the country in voicing support for the federal FIRST STEP Act. The FIRST STEP Act,...

Mississippi’s first charter high school approved

Monday, the Mississippi Charter Authorizer Board approved two new charter schools for the Jackson area. Last month, the board tabled consideration of three school proposals until...

State Board of Education considers public comment on adding student representatives

The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking public comment on a proposal to appoint student representatives to the SBE starting in the...

MAE teacher union characterizes teacher pay hike proposal as ‘election year pandering’

Last week, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and Governor Phil Bryant signaled support for pay raise proposals for teachers in the upcoming session. Great job by...

School Choice: the hope of ESA expansion must pass committee today

Today is the deadline for bills that would expand the Education Services Account (ESA) for students with special needs to clear committee if they...

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