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  • Mississippi is last when we should be first and first when we should be last. MSF is working to make Mississippi first.

Leaders in Policy. Excellence in Education.

Why Do We Need Reform?

Mississippi students rank among the last in the nation; this is true when comparing Mississippi’s poor students to other poor students as well as its non-poor students to other non-poor students.

Education Policy

We believe education reform is the most pressing public problem facing Mississippians. Over the years, Mississippi First has made great strides in education reform in Mississippi and will continue to for years to come.

Mississippi First Board Book

We are often asked to make recommendations for a variety of education-related board or commission positions across the state. In an effort to grow and diversify our list of candidates, we are developing the Mississippi First Board Book that we can use to recommend high-quality board candidates to nonprofits and policymakers.

From Our Blog

MSF celebrates 10 years!

February 28, 2019 by MacKenzie Stroh
Category: MSF Updates

MCSAB Authorizes New Charter Schools

October 25, 2018 by MacKenzie Stroh

Accountability and Charter Schools

October 12, 2018 by MacKenzie Stroh
Category: Education News

MSF Releases New Report on District and State Testing

April 2, 2018 by MacKenzie Stroh
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