WADE: If I Could Just Make a Difference in One Child…

By Jerel Wade | July 10th, 2017 at 3:23 pm

BY: Jerel Wade /

Jerel Wade is an educator and small business owner from Jones County, MS.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Leadership, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Pine Belt, Teachers

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.

MDE To Hold Three Meetings To Gather Community Input For ESSA Plan

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 23rd, 2017 at 5:31 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

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, Events, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Teachers

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.

Board Of Ed Approves Plan To Meet Federal ESSA Requirements

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 19th, 2017 at 10:05 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: Culture, Education, Federal Government, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Teachers

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.

MS Board of Education Wants Control Of Achievement District

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 23rd, 2017 at 1:01 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: Carey Wright, MDE, Mississippi, News, Politics, Superintendents, Teachers

Some members of Mississippi’s state Board of Education want direct control over a statewide school district that will take charge of faltering local schools and districts. The board members Thursday said they felt state Superintendent Carey Wright was cutting them out of the process to choose a superintendent for Mississippi’s achievement school district, which was […]

K-12, Community Colleges And Universities Will All Take Around 10-Percent In Cuts For FY 2018 Budget

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 26th, 2017 at 3:49 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: Budget, Community Colleges, Education, Institutes of Higher Learning, Legislature, MAEP, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Spending, Tate Reeves, Taxes, Teachers

Estimates show tax cuts will subtract $350 million from state revenue next year. While Democrats and even a few Republicans have called for suspending some tax cuts, both (Lt. Gov. Tate) Reeves and (Speaker Philip) Gunn said they want to continue to implement tax cuts. “I think we have campaigned on controlling spending, staying within […]

MDE Concludes Cheating Investigation Of Former Clarksdale Principal With 20-Year Suspension 

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 1:45 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: Culture, Delta, Education, Ethics, MDE, News, Teachers

The Mississippi Department of Education Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development determined today that Lowanda Tyler-Jones, former principal of Heidelberg Elementary School, violated state law by directing her staff to cheat on state assessments. As a result, the Commission made the unanimous decision to deny Tyler-Jones’ application to renew her […]

Mississippi Graduation Rate Rises For Third Year To 82.3 Percent. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 2:40 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, MS State Government, News, Teachers

The state Department of Education announced Thursday that the graduation rate rose to 82.3 percent last year. That’s still below the national average of 83.2 percent, but the share of students earning diplomas within four years has been on the rise in Mississippi since 2015. The drop-out rate fell to 10.8 percent from 11.8 percent, […]

Students Setting Off Metal Detectors, Unstaffed Classes And Buses Arriving Late Among Chaos Found At JPS High School

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 15th, 2016 at 9:16 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: City of Jackson, Education, MDE, News, Public Safety, Superintendents, Teachers

The state Board of Education is giving Jackson schools a chance to fix accreditation problems, but Mississippi’s second-largest school district may have only a short window to avoid a state takeover. The board voted 4-1 Thursday to approve a corrective action plan submitted by the 27,000-student district after it was placed on probation in August. […]

PLUNKETT: Let’s Not Mince Words: Don’t Just Fire This Woman. Prosecute Her!

By Keith Plunkett | October 7th, 2016 at 5:04 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Contributor, Delta, Education, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Opinion, School Choice, Teachers

Anyone watching the video of a Greenville Teacher dragging a special needs student by the hair after holding her down and allowing another student to taunt her, should be outraged. Not just outraged; enraged, fuming, and ready to cut off all taxpayer funding to anything that allows this to happen Welcome to another perfect example […]