Educator Leadership Council Standards Feedback

Mississippi First recognized the need for educators to be engaged in education policy and have a greater voice in the standards/testing debate and in education policy decisions in general. This summer, MSF created the Educator Leadership Council to fulfill this need. We have convened experienced and…

Who is that on John Oliver? Mississippi First!

Yet again, Mississippi First was recognized for our sex education work on a national stage! On August 9, Mississippi First and Sanford Johnson, our Deputy Director of Advocacy, were featured in a segment about sex education in America on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver….

Use of Mississippi First name as Congressional Campaign Slogan

It has come to our attention that a candidate for Congress in Mississippi’s first congressional district is using the name “Mississippi First” as part of his campaign. Mississippi First is a non-partisan, non-profit that champions transformative policy solutions ensuring educational excellence for every Mississippi child. We abide by…

Governor Bryant Vetoes SB 2161

Yesterday, Governor Bryant vetoed Senate Bill 2161. To learn more about SB 2161, read our most recent blog post, “Senate Bill 2161: What does it mean for educational standards in Mississippi?” By the Governor vetoing the bill, the Commission will not be created, and the…

MSF Releases Additional Analyses about Pre-K in Mississippi

On February 23, Mississippi First released a ground-breaking report titled, The State of Public Pre-Kindergarten in Mississippi (2011-2012). This was the first Mississippi report to attempt to quantify publicly funded pre-K access in every Mississippi community. In partnership with this report, Mississippi First released two…

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CONSULTANT

Mississippi First on behalf of the Mississippi Charter Schools Association REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CONSULTANT The Mississippi Charter Schools Association (MCSA) is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to drive the development and growth of high-quality public charter schools through school support, advocacy, and outreach….

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…