mississippi
Public Education
8 in 10 voters support school choice in Mississippi, but incoming superintendent calls public school ‘only choice’

A new survey of Mississippi registered voters shows that nearly 80% of respondents support allowing parents to pick the best schools for their children. But the incoming superintendent wants to… Read More

December 28, 2023
Opinion
Op-ed: School choice has momentum in Mississippi

(The Center Square) – Political change unfolds in three stages. First, when a new idea comes along, they will say such reform is unthinkable. Then as the idea starts to… Read More

November 21, 2023
Public Education
Mississippians want their new state superintendent to put students first  

A recent survey revealed the majority of Mississippi citizens want their top education official to prioritize students’ needs and retain effective teachers. The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) commissioned the… Read More

October 26, 2023
Public Education
What do this year’s gubernatorial candidates in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi think about education?

Three states will elect governors in November. Here’s where the frontrunners stand on education. Kentucky In the Bluegrass State, Democratic incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear is running against Republican Daniel Cameron,… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
Major Mississippi school district puts administrators on leave, opens investigation into huge testing gains

The Jackson Public Schools (JPS) system placed several administrators on leave pending the outcome of an investigation into testing irregularities. The suspensions were revealed just one day after the district… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
Interview: Mississippi leads in reading while nation faces education ‘humiliation’

Mississippi students have gone from 49th in reading to first, according to the latest national assessments data. Those same assessments have Mississippi ranked second in math. Read More

June 28, 2023
Courts
Mississippi AG files appeal over ACLU gripe of $10 million in COVID funds for private school grant program

The Mississippi Attorney General’s office filed an appeal last week in a lawsuit over $10 million in COVID funding that went to a private school grant program. Those funds amount to… Read More

May 19, 2023
Public Education
Mississippi lawmakers pass bill to allow schools to arm workers

(The Center Square) — The Mississippi Legislature approved a compromise this week on a bill that would allow trained school employees who possess enhanced concealed carry permits to carry firearms… Read More

March 29, 2023
Culture
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signs bill banning gender reassignment surgery for minors

(Daily Caller) – Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves joined several other states Tuesday by signing a bill to ban gender reassignment procedures for minors, he announced in a press conference. Read More

March 3, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Feb. 13-17)

NASA helps Louisiana Christian school students build model rockets – Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, Louisiana received a special class from NASA’s Education and Outreach program. Eighth graders got hands-on… Read More

February 17, 2023
Legislation
Mississippi House passes two school choice bills before Thursday deadline

(The Center Square) – The Mississippi House passed two school choice bills in its session on Wednesday that keep them alive for further work. The original versions of the bills… Read More

February 9, 2023
Public Education
Mississippi Senate committee passes bill to allow schools to arm workers

(The Center Square) — Against a key deadline in the Mississippi Legislature on Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee advanced several bills that are now headed for a full chamber vote. Read More

February 1, 2023
Courts, Culture
Mississippi third grader wins First Amendment battle with school district over ‘Jesus Loves Me’ mask

In a win for religious freedom, a Mississippi school district was forced to change its policy banning religious or political speech, and it was a brave third grader leading… Read More

February 1, 2023
Public Education
Mississippi Senate committee approves bill to cut state superintendent’s salary

(The Center Square) — The Mississippi Senate Education Committee approved a bill that would cut the state superintendent’s salary on Wednesday. New state Superintendent Robert Taylor was hired on Nov. Read More

January 26, 2023
Legislation
Mississippi’s charter schools gaining enrollment as public school enrollment falls

(The Center Square) – Student enrollment at charter schools has been trending upward across Mississippi as counts in traditional public schools has been declining, a new study reveals. The National… Read More

November 28, 2022
Culture
Mississippi lawsuit seeks to end court-imposed elective abortion

(The Center Square) – A lawsuit has been filed in Mississippi that seeks to end the state’s court-imposed, elective abortion policy. The Mississippi Justice Institute, in a complaint… Read More

November 15, 2022
Culture
Mississippi ranks highest in nation’s religious liberty, new study shows

(Religion Unplugged) – The majority of Americans live with less than half of the legal protections of religious freedom available in other states, according to new research by the… Read More

September 15, 2022
Legislation
A parent’s story: How education savings accounts are changing lives in our family

(reimaginED) – When our son Thomas was about to move to first grade, his teacher told us he should repeat kindergarten. Being a teacher myself, and trusting the education system,… Read More

May 18, 2022
Legislation
Reeves signs bill outlawing Mississippi COVID-19 vaccine mandates, passports

(The Center Square) – Mississippi residents who are not vaccinated will not be discriminated against under a new law, Gov. Tate Reeves said. The governor announced he… Read More

April 26, 2022
Legislation
Mississippi Gov. Reeves signs bill affecting how race can be taught in public schools

(The Center Square) – Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on March 14, 2022, signed a bill into law to prohibit teaching critical race theory in public schools. Senate Bill 2113… Read More

April 5, 2022