Conerly: We Must Fight for Our Children (Reflections on ECET2)

On January 27 and 28, Mississippi educators held the very first Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) event in Jackson. You can read more about this event here.   Attendee, Alicia Conerly, reflects on the event below. After my recent return from the ECET2 conference, I felt refreshed, fired up, and  ready to work. […]

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Darein C. Spann: We are the ones we have been waiting for!!!

The following is the text of a speech given by Darein C. Spann at the It All Starts with Education Forum , which was held in July in Jackson, MS. The event was organized by MS Representative Jay Hughes. Several teachers were invited to give TedX-style power speeches to the audience of several hundred educators and […]

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Panel Discussion: Understanding the Legislative Process and How to Effectuate Change

The following is a “Live Tweet”-style summary of the panel. Video of the full panel will be made available by Representative Hughes after the conference is over. If I’ve made any errors, please let me know.  Panel: Dr. Andy Mullins, Rep. Tom Miles, Rep. Kabir Karriem, Sen. Bill Stone, Rep. Steve Massengill, Rep. Jay Hughes […]

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Koonlaba: Mississippi, What do you think you are doing?

I’ve just read the most depressing article this morning from back in the spring about Detroit’s schools. It tells about how much some families struggle to get their children to school in a place where school choice policy has run rampant for many years. I can’t imagine having to do any of the things described in […]

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MSEDBLOG Book Club: Making the Grades!

The Mississippi Education Blog would like to invite you to participate in a book study of Making the Grades by Todd Farley. On March 12, James Comans presented three reasons to read this book.  He wrote that the book is funny, real, and important. Notably, Comans stated, Farley reveals valuable information as to how the standardized testing […]

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Eubanks: Education Voices are Too Loud for Some Legislators

Going into last November’s elections, educators in Mississippi were hoping for real leadership. Instead, what they got was more of the same. The best example of this is House Education Chair John Moore’s bill to silence educators, which he filed last year and did so again this year. This is a blatant attempt to tell […]

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Amanda Koonlaba: Not on Our Watches

Dear Mississippi Educators, If something happens on your watch, you are responsible for it as if you were in charge. Well, Mississippi educators, in very recent times, we’ve lost the chance to amend the state constitution to make education a civil right and allowed a gamut of privatization measures to bet set up. These things have […]

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