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…

MSF Releases New Pre-K Report about Mississippi

The report link is being updated as corrections are submitted. Due to weather closing the office we have had to delay the release of the data and full summary report until next week. Updated: 3/6/2015 Mississippi First announces the release of their ground-breaking report titled, The…

What Common Core has in Common with Broccoli

On January 25, 2015 this editorial ran in the Clarion-Ledger.  By: Rachel Canter I have never seen someone gag as hard as our daughter did the first time we tried to feed her green vegetables. After successfully introducing fruit purees, sweet potatoes, and squash, we tried…