Mississippi First believes education reform is the most pressing public problem facing Mississippi.

Charter Schools

MSF works closely with the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board as Mississippi implements the Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act of 2013.


Mississippi First is an active advocate for pre-K in the state of Mississippi and has worked hard over the years to assist with passing legislation that supports early childhood education and promotes state-funded pre-K.

Standards, Testing, and Accountability

MSF is dedicated to ensuring the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards will be Common Core-aligned, implemented statewide, and coupled with reasonable testing and accountability practices.

School Turnaround

Mississippi First believes that nothing is more important than setting our children on a path for lifetime success. We believe this path to success requires providing all children with excellent schools.

Teen Health Mississippi

Our teen health work has now expanded beyond the Mississippi First mission, so we made the strategic decision to “graduate” these projects into a new non-profit. Learn more about Teen Health Mississippi.

We provide a variety of resources in each of our expert areas including Mississippi First publications, news articles, external reports and resources, and legislation. Resources can be reviewed and downloaded at your convenience. Mississippi First works hard to make sure our content is updated frequently in order to provide the public with the most current information about education in Mississippi.