Gov. Bryant Wants Monument To Service Members Killed In Crash

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 14th, 2017 at 5:58 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: Delta, Governor, Mississippi, News, Phil Bryant, Public Safety, Public Service

The 15 marines and one Navy sailor killed are from all over the country. Six marines and the sailor were from an elite Marine Raider battalion. Nine were based out of Steward Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York. The crash happened in a soybean field. (Gov. Phil) Bryant tells the families of the […]

Empower MS Hires Two Outreach Coordinators To Connect To More Parents Across State

By Keith Plunkett | June 12th, 2017 at 7:24 am

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: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Delta, Desoto County, Education, Empower Mississippi, Feature Stories, Gulf Coast, Influencing Institutions, Leadership, Liberty, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, News, Politics, School Choice

Empower Mississippi has successfully pushed a number of education reform policies through the Legislature, including a program that allows students with disabilities to receive monetary assistance for educational expenses. On June 8, the organization announced the hiring of two community outreach coordinators, Anna Beth Houston and Constance White. Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced the two […]

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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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 […]

Man Charged With “Vote Trump” Arson Of Greenville Church Is Member Of Congregation

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 22nd, 2016 at 6:15 am

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Filed Under: Christianity, Delta, News, Politics

A Mississippi man with a prior criminal record was arrested Wednesday in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words “Vote Trump,” and the church’s bishop said the man is a member of the congregation. The state fire marshal said investigators do not believe the fire was politically motivated, but there […]

Greenville School District Fires Teacher Shown in Video Dragging Student By Hair

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 18th, 2016 at 2:16 pm

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Filed Under: Culture, Delta, Ethics, News, Public Safety, Uncategorized

Officials in a Mississippi school district have fired a special education teacher after a video showed her dragging a special-needs student by her hair across the floor. The Delta Democrat-Times reports (http://bit.ly/2er9nWt) the Greenville Public School District’s Board of Trustees voted Monday to terminate Linda Winters-Johnson. The decision comes 11 days after the video began […]

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 […]

Greenville Teacher Caught on Video Dragging Student by Hair.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 7th, 2016 at 4:24 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: Delta, Education, Ethics, MDE, News, Teachers

Videos surfaced on social media showing what appears to be a Greenville Public School District teacher dragging a student by her hair. CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO In the first video, a woman who appears to be watching a group of students in the Greenville High School gym drags a female student who may belong […]

OPINION: Charter School Focus Should Be in Mississippi Delta Where Reform is Needed Most

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2016 at 9:52 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, Delta, Education, Leadership, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, Opinion, School Choice

Another year of charter schools in Mississippi, another year without one in the place where they’re most needed. The state Charter School Authorizer Board only approved one this year, and like the other three already in operation, it will be in Jackson. There’s certainly a need in the capital city for a change, but the […]

$4.3M donation to expand teacher program in the Delta

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 26th, 2013 at 10:47 am

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Filed Under: Delta, Education, Mississippi, Public Service, Superintendents, Teachers

Arkansas’ Walton family is giving $4.3 million to sustain and expand Teach for America operations in Mississippi and Arkansas. The program recruits aspiring teachers, mainly recent college graduates, to work for two years as teachers in underserved schools. The Waltons, heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, have been giving money to Teach for America since 1993, […]

Governor and Lt. Governor to join in breaking ground for Grammy Museum.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 11th, 2013 at 7:15 am

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Filed Under: Delta, Education, Ethics, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Spending, Tate Reeves

The Grammy Museum Mississippi will showcase the state’s role in developing blues, country and genres that shaped American music. Officials are breaking ground Tuesday for the museum. It will be at the south end of the Delta State University golf course, off of Mississippi Highway 8 in Cleveland. The museum is scheduled to open in […]