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We are a dedicated team of experts who work tirelessly to promote the mission of Mississippi First.

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We are a leading voice for high-quality early education, high-quality public charter schools, access to highly effective teachers and leaders, and creating a future for public schools.

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Falling Behind: Teacher Compensation and the Race Against Inflation

With the 2022-2023 Mississippi Teacher Survey, we confirmed that record high inflation has largely negated the impact of the largest single-year teacher pay raise in our state’s history in 2022.

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Transforming Pre-K in Mississippi

Learn the remarkable story of the early learning collaboratives and how the Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013 changed early education in Mississippi.

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