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

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

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

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.

Education Funding In Legislature Brings Lawyers, PAC’s And Lobbyists Even When Lawmakers Agree.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 22nd, 2018 at 6:34 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: Budget, Commentary, Democrats, Education, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Political Action Groups, Politics, Republican, School Choice, Spending

Given the stakes in something like the education funding formula rewrite, can we not get a better effort at cooperation? If you’ve listened very closely to the education funding formula debate the last year or so, barely audible under the din, nearly all parties have at one point or another said they agree in overall […]

MAEP Was A Great Achievement For Republicans, Until It Wasn’t

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 18th, 2018 at 9:48 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: Commentary, Education, Haley Barbour, History, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending

Every Republican who was in the Legislature in 2006 and is in the Legislature now voted for the (Mississippi Adequate Education Program) with the understanding that it guaranteed full funding after a three-year phase-in. Then-Gov. Haley Barbour, surrounded by most Republican members of the Legislature, hosted a news conference in his state Capitol office touting […]

Speaker Gunn Files Bill To Reformulate Education Spending

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 12th, 2018 at 9:10 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: Education, MDE, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Spending

Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, filed a school funding rewrite bill late Thursday. The bill includes much of the what New Jersey-based nonprofit EdBuild CEO Rebecca Sibilia described to House Democratic Caucus members on Tuesday, including retaining a provision that allows property-wealthy districts across the state to keep $120 million it would have otherwise had to […]

Debate Over School Choice Legislation Could Get Contentious

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 10th, 2018 at 4:41 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: Education, Ethics, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, School Choice

Influential school choice advocates are pushing to allow all families in Mississippi to have the option of using state funds for private schools.