Parents Show Support for Charter Schools

Jackson, MS–Yesterday, over 45 parents, teachers, and administrators from RePublic Charter Schools and Midtown Charter School rallied in front of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) office building showing their support for charter schools in Mississippi. “We want choice! We want choice! We want choice!”…

SB 2161 Signed by Governor

Today, Governor Bryant signed SB 2161 into law. This bill requires charter schools meet or exceed graduation requirements set by the State Board of Education, makes teachers eligible for PERS if they work in a charter school, gives teachers 3 years to earn state certification as…

Mississippi First Hosts Capitol Day

Mississippi First hosted over 60 college students on February 18 at their annual Capitol Day. Students were from the University of Mississippi, Tougaloo College, Millsaps College, and Jackson State University.  Students had an opportunity to tour the capitol, view a house debate, learn more about…

MSF Monthly Update

To view the MSF Update in its original format click here. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOTES Quick update of MSF over the past month Wow! This year seems to be flying by at the Mississippi First office. In May, we continued our work in making Mississippi first…

MSF Monthly Update

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Staff Picks!

2014 has the makings of a great year for Mississippi First. Already, we have passed a milestone this year–more than doubling our original MSF staff. For 5 years, Sanford and I worked tirelessly to advocate the best public policy solutions in order to make a…

MSF Relaunches Organizational Website

On March 24, 2014, Mississippi First (MSF) relaunched www.mississippifirst.org. Mississippi First believes education reform is the most pressing public problem facing Mississippians. MSF is committed to producing and providing resources that help raise public awareness around key education reform issues in Mississippi. Their new website…

The Past Month at MSF

The 2014 Legislative session kicked off on January 7th. Similar to last session, this year’s legislative session has a strong focus on a variety of issues in education. Lawmakers will consider legislation designed to tweak the processes for implementing the Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act…

Another BIG Month for MSF!

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTES: Quick update of MSF over the past month We hope you had a great holiday. December was another great month for MSF; we are now a team of 5! We completed and sent out our first annual report that highlighted our 5-year…