In Search of a Solution to Teen Pregnancy

By Melissa M. Scallan The Sun Herald–November 27, 2010 Gulfport, Miss.–Charleena Rogers got pregnant in May 2009 but didn’t tell anyone until she visited her mother in California at Christmas that year, and her mother figured it out. She had no prenatal care for the first seven months of her pregnancy.  Now 16, Rogers has a 9-month-old daughter.  She is trying to take care of her baby, keep up with her classes at Gautier High S…

MSF Monthly Update

IN THIS EDITION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOTE CHARTER SCHOOLS CHART INITIATIVE PRE KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL TURNAROUND ___________________________________________________________ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOTE Quick update of MSF over the past month Jobs at MSF- In November, we will be hiring a new Deputy Director of Policy and a Teen Health Policy Coordinator. The MSF team is continuing to grow; stay tuned to MSF Staff Blog for our new-hire annou…

Charter Schools: A Choice to Integrate?

As we mark the sixtieth anniversary of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court ruling which declared separate public schools for white and black children inherently unequal, we confront the reality of public schools that are still single-race in too many communities in Mississippi and in America. We believe charter schools may be Mississippi’s best hope for integration in some of our persistently divided communities. Mississippi…

Introducing MC Law’s “Legislative History Project”!

For those of you that are interested in the actions of the Mississippi State Legislature, but haven’t been able to (1) spend hours at the State Capitol or (2) keep the House and Senate Web Casts open on your computer at all times, I present to you the Legislative History Project.  This amazing resource was created by the Mississippi College School of Law. Description from the Legislative History Project website: “The Legislative Hist…

MSF Monthly Update

IN THIS ISSUE: Executive Director Notes Quick update on MSF over the past month Charter Schools Application released and other news Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens (CHART Initiative) Updates from the field Pre-Kindergarten State-funded preK implementation School Turnaround MSF launches Choose Excellence Campaign Other Education News MSF College Chapter, MSF & LEE House Meetings, MS Scorecards EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOT…