Governor Phil Bryant and the state of Mississippi have received the Frank Newman Award for Education Innovation. The state of Mississippi and its leader, Governor Bryant, were nominated to be the recipient of the award by the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) for the tremendous steps taken in educational improvements for the students of Mississippi and the implementation of polices impacting young Mississippians.

“Using innovation to modernize Mississippi’s education system has been a priority since I took office,” Governor Bryant said. “The reforms we’ve enacted are working, and I am grateful to ExcelinEd and the Education Commission of the States for recognizing Mississippi as a leader in revolutionizing public education.”

“Ever since I began working with the Governor years ago, he has always been passionate about education reform and doing everything he could to help the students in our state,” said MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef. “This is a tremendous honor for our Governor, our Republican leadership, and the state of Mississippi to be recognized for revolutionizing our educational system and expanding opportunities for students.”

The Frank Newman Award was accepted by Laurie Smith, Ph.D., Education Policy Advisor to Governor Phil Bryant, on June 29, 2016 on the Governor’s behalf.

MSGOP Press Release


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