Lack of data controls at MDE result in $12+ million error threatening teacher pay...

Lack of data control between Mississippi's 140+ school districts and the Mississippi Department of Education to effectively document the number of teachers eligible for...

MAE survey shows nearly 2/3rds of teachers would sick-out – over 30% would strike

The Mississippi Association of Educators has released the findings of their member survey of what political action teachers would be willing to take following...

Auditor’s report concludes outside classroom spending cost Mississippi teachers an $11,000 pay raise over...

A study conducted by the State Auditor's Office has revealed that outside-the-classroom spending has deprived teachers of what could be an $11,000 pay raise. The...

Empower Mississippi: The ESA program is working. Why is it so small?

Just before the end of the 2019 legislative session, the state legislature acted on its 2015 promise to offer Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA) to...

Teachers talk strike, protests despite pay raise

The legislative session ended with teachers receiving a pay raise of $1,500--a move that the Mississippi Association of Educators calls "pandering" and "insulting." Now another...

Empower MS: Recap of Extraordinary final week of session

On Friday, the state legislature voted to increase funding for Education Scholarship Accounts from $3 million to $5 million, creating around 300 new scholarships...

#Msleg passes extra $2 million for ESA for special needs children in DFA conference...

UPDATE 3/29/2019 The $2 million dollars in the DFA Budget has successfully survived the 2019 Legislative Session and is now headed to the Governor to...

Legislature kicks the can down the road on ESA–though hope for next session is...

The Education Scholarship Account has received the same amount of funding of $3 million as last session, proverbially kicking the can down the road...

Is there hope for special needs education appropriation this session?

Lawmakers at the Capitol are hoping to Sine Die a full two weeks early and this week the House and Senate debate arguably some...

Op-Ed: Kids with autism will suffer without ESA or adequate options for therapy

Sitting on a desk in Rankin County is the one hope a mother had for one of her twin daughters. It’s an Education Scholarship...

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