On behalf of the Mississippi Charter Schools Association, Mississippi First subgrants $25,500 to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board

We’ve gotten a few questions about recent reports that we gave $25,500 to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board. Please see below for a press release about the subgrant and its purposes. ### PRESS RELEASE Mississippi First MacKenzie Stroh Director of Communications mackenzie@mississippifirst.org 662.743.4055 On…

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Mississippi First enrolled as a charitable organization with AmazonSmile. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Mississippi First. In order to support Mississippi First, start your shopping at smile.amazon.com today! Mississippi First Inc

MSF Monthly Update

IN THIS ISSUE: Executive Director Notes Quick update on MSF over the past month Charter Schools Application released and other news Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens (CHART Initiative) Updates from the field Pre-Kindergarten State-funded preK implementation School Turnaround MSF launches Choose Excellence Campaign Other Education…

MSF College Chapter host Education Forum

  Q&A with MSF College Chapter President Kaitlyn Barton On November 19, the Mississippi First college chapter at the University of Mississippi focused on education by hosting a discussion titled, “Education in Mississippi.”  The educational panel featured Sen. Gray Tollison, Sanford Johnson, Dr. Melissa Bass,…

MSF launches Choose Excellence

Today, Mississippi First launched Choose Excellence, a campaign dedicated to supporting the Common Core State Standards in Mississippi. Choose Excellence is part of CommonCoreMS, a new Mississippi First initiative which is dedicated to providing resources and information about implementing Common Core State Standards in Mississippi schools….

MSF Monthly Update

IN THIS EDITION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOTE CHARTER SCHOOLS CHART INITIATIVE PRE KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL TURNAROUND ___________________________________________________________ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOTE Quick update of MSF over the past month Jobs at MSF– In November, we will be hiring a new Deputy Director of Policy and a Teen Health Policy…

MSF Monthly Update

A monthly bulletin of news and analysis from Mississippi First IN THIS EDITION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOTE CHARTER SCHOOLS CHART INITIATIVE PRE KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL TURNAROUND EDUCATION AROUND THE STATE ___________________________________________________________ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOTE A quick update about MSF Welcome to the re-designed Mississippi First monthly newsletter!…