As IHL Begins Search For Next Ole Miss Chancellor, Community Hopes For Bold Leader

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 29th, 2018 at 5:11 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Education, Governor, Institutes of Higher Learning, Leadership, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Ole Miss, Principles of Freedom, State Flag

The IHL board will spend the next months navigating a field of applicants tinted by an array of often contrasting interests in who will be the next chancellor of Ole Miss. Regardless of their opinions of Chancellor Vitter, people in the university community want to see someone bold step into the Lyceum this year.

Remove Regulations: Parents Want Religious And Values-Based Education For Their Children In Voucher Programs

By Lindsey Burke | November 26th, 2018 at 7:45 am

BY: Lindsey Burke / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Lindsey Burke researches and writes on federal and state education issues at the Heritage Foundation where she is Director, Center for Education Policy and Will Skillman Fellow in Education

Filed Under: Commentary, Contributor, Education, Feature Stories, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics

Families prioritize aspects of schooling that are less measurable, but equally or more important. Families want schools that will form children of good moral character. They want schools that will prepare their children to pursue their life and career goals. They want meaningful instruction in a safe school setting.

Charter School Authorizers Approve Two New Schools In Jackson

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 17th, 2018 at 7:49 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Delta, Education, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News

The board rejected an application by MS Delta Academies to open a school serving grades 6-8 in Leflore County.

[VIDEO] Teaching Kindergarteners Character: A Firm Handshake

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 28th, 2018 at 1:22 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Culture, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Inspirational, Leadership, National, News, Virtue

There are times when teachers may wonder, am I making a difference? The emphatic truth is yes, and the proof is in the morning routine of a kindergarten class in the Keene Independent School District in North Texas. Click Video To Watch Below:    Teaching the importance of a firm handshake. Video of the morning […]

Graduating Seniors: Graduate To A Higher Calling

By John Horvat | May 26th, 2018 at 10:31 am

BY: John Horvat / Contributor

John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker, and author of the book, Return to Order.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Education, Faith, Feature Stories, Leadership, Mississippi PEP, Opinion

This is one of the greater challenges of today’s graduates. Many are not graduating. They receive their diplomas with great pomp and ceremony but do not make that passage to the next stage of life. They stay frozen in immaturity, unwilling to make the decisions that require effort and grit. They must assume new responsibilities.

Government School Officials Say They Weren’t Told Of 2014 And 2015 Assault Of Special Ed Student In Jackson County

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 14th, 2018 at 7:02 am

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Filed Under: Education, Gulf Coast, MDE, MS State Government, News, Public Safety, Teachers

State rules require superintendents to report misconduct to the department within 10 days of learning about it.

Jackson County Superintendent Barry Amacker said he acted immediately, noting Nettles and Raymond were fired a day after the videos surfaced.

“It’s Time to Do Something!”

By Regis Nicoll | March 2nd, 2018 at 12:09 am

BY: Regis Nicoll / Contributor

Regis Nicoll is a retired nuclear engineer and a fellow of the Colson Center who writes commentary on faith and culture. His new book is titled Why There Is a God: And Why It Matters.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Education, Feature Stories, Gun Control, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Public Safety, Second Amendment

We need to address the cause for which school shootings are the symptom: the moral condition of a society that has elevated the desires of adults over the needs of children by normalizing sex without marriage, marriage without children, genderless spouses, “no-fault” divorce, and families without dads.

Round One: MS Charter School Supporters Win First Court Battle

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 13th, 2018 at 5:34 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charter Schools, Education, Mississippi

A Hinds County judge ruled Tuesday that Mississippi’s charter schools are constitutional, handing an early win to charter school proponents in the first stage of what is expected to be a lengthy legal battle.

Mississippi 411: School Funding, Vaccine Exemptions, Alcohol, and Abortion.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2018 at 9:57 pm

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Filed Under: Abortion, Dan Eubanks, Desoto County, Education, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Pro-life, Republican, Steve Hopkins

In the latest episode of Mississippi 411 Reps Hopkins and Eubanks talk about school funding, vaccine exemptions, transporting alcohol in dry counties and restricting abortions after 15-weeks.

MDE Releases NCLB School District Report Cards For 2016-2017 School Year

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2018 at 4:50 pm

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Filed Under: Education, Federal Government, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News

Mississippi Report Cards for the 2016-17 school year are now available at the Reports section of the Mississippi Department of Education website.