Baby bust’s effect on public schools

Mississippi public school enrollment is set to steadily shrink. In 2007, Mississippi had 46,455 births, about 127 per day. In...

Change laws. Change lives.

Karrece spent her years as a young girl at the feet of her grandmothers watching them apply makeup. She followed...

Life changing reforms are winning the day

This week the Empower team was in Atlanta for State Policy Network’s Annual Meeting. SPN works alongside a national network of independent...

Empower reacts to charter board approving only one new charter

Today, the Mississippi Charter Authorizer Board approved one new charter application and denied four others, including denying a strong application...

Why has charter school progress been slow?

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of Mississippi approving charter schools, we remain excited for the kids who have been...

Lawsuit filed to stop student loan cancellation

A month after President Joe Biden announced plans to cancel a substantial portion of student loan debt, a lawsuit has...

Mississippi part of growing flat tax trend

Earlier this year, Mississippi lawmakers adopted legislation that will institute a 4 percent flat tax in the state. The Mississippi...

Mississippi part of growing flat tax trend

Earlier this year, Mississippi lawmakers adopted legislation that will institute a 4 percent flat tax in the state. The Mississippi Tax Freedom Act of 2022 phases in the more than $500 million tax cut...

Lawsuit filed to stop student loan cancellation

A month after President Joe Biden announced plans to cancel a substantial portion of student loan debt, a lawsuit has been filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation to block the move. “Congress did not...

Why has charter school progress been slow?

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of Mississippi approving charter schools, we remain excited for the kids who have been given a new chance, but know progress has been too slow. Earlier this week,...

Empower reacts to charter board approving only one new charter

Today, the Mississippi Charter Authorizer Board approved one new charter application and denied four others, including denying a strong application from Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School to open a high school, which would have...

Life changing reforms are winning the day

This week the Empower team was in Atlanta for State Policy Network’s Annual Meeting. SPN works alongside a national network of independent state policy think tanks like Empower to help us connect, share ideas, and get...

Change laws. Change lives.

Karrece spent her years as a young girl at the feet of her grandmothers watching them apply makeup. She followed that passion. Through her study, she was able to learn shading, highlighting, contouring, and...

Baby bust’s effect on public schools

Mississippi public school enrollment is set to steadily shrink. In 2007, Mississippi had 46,455 births, about 127 per day. In 2019 the number had fallen to 36,634, just over 100 per day. Add to...

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