Once again, Mississippi public schools are getting the rug pulled out from under them by MDE.
By Keith Plunkett | August 15th, 2017 at 4:40 pm
Mississippi Dept. Of Education says there are “technical flaws” in the system approved last year that must be fixed, or else it will “falsely appear” that Mississippi has fewer high-performing school districts than last year.
By Keith Plunkett | July 21st, 2017 at 11:07 am
Filed Under: Civil Rights, Commentary, Common Core, Contributor, Economy, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Institutes of Higher Learning, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, US Congress
Unelected state agency directors using government data collection information from a federally funded data program at a university heavily dependent on federal subsidy want to tell Mississippi’s story.
By Jerel Wade | July 10th, 2017 at 3:23 pm
Teachers who demand the best of themselves see their students demand the best of themselves as well. No Child Left Behind should not have to be a law; it should be ingrained in the framework of every educator.
By Chris McDaniel | June 29th, 2017 at 3:27 pm
Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Economy, Education, Entitlements, Feature Stories, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Legislature, Liberty, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, Obamacare, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, US Congress
Government becomes involved in certain areas of our lives; the problems then become worse, so the government has to devise another solution to fix the problem that it created in the first place. It results in a neverending cycle of government intervention.
By MississippI PEP Staff | June 28th, 2017 at 5:50 am
Moss Point School District superintendent Shannon Vincent received a letter on June 16 from an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation — a Madison, Wisconsin-based group which focuses on the separation of church and state. The letter called into the question the actions of the annual youth summit Gulf Coast MLK celebration. Within the […]
By Grant Callen | June 26th, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Filed Under: Charter Schools, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Education, Empower Mississippi, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Grant Callen, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, School Choice
Today the United States Supreme Court delivered a victory for school choice in ruling that the government cannot deny a neutral benefit to an organization simply because they are religious.
By MississippI PEP Staff | June 23rd, 2017 at 5:31 am
When the plan is adopted, it will put Mississippi in compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The Mississippi Department of Education is required to put the plan in place in order to be eligible for federal education funding.
By MississippI PEP Staff | June 22nd, 2017 at 8:56 am
State education officials said Wednesday that 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate only because of testing errors in their favor, but the state won’t revoke their diplomas. Associate state Superintendent Paula Vanderford said in a statement that no students failed to graduate because of scoring errors that worked against them. The State […]
By MississippI PEP Staff | June 19th, 2017 at 10:05 pm
The Board is hoping to get 70 percent of students performing at grade level. The state will provide additional funds to improve academics at nearly 50 low-performing schools.