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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves named "Education Reformer of the Year"

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This is a news release from Empower Mississippi

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves received the “Education Reformer of the Year” award today at the First Annual Empower Mississippi Awards Luncheon.

Lt. Gov. Reeves was honored for his role in championing strong education reforms this session, including appointed superintendents, charter school and Education Scholarship Account program expansions, and the Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship program renewal.

This session marked the fifth consecutive year that the state legislature has adopted student-centered education reforms designed to provide accountability, transparency, and most importantly new education options for families.

“Over the past five years, and especially this year, Lt. Gov. Reeves has demonstrated his commitment to creating a world class education system in Mississippi. He has been a steadfast advocate for school choice and the critical education reforms that open new doors of opportunity to Mississippi students,” Grant Callen, president of Empower Mississippi said. “Because of Lt. Gov. Reeves’ leadership, more parents than ever will have the opportunity to choose the best educational setting for their children, and I’m proud to recognize him with our 2016 ‘Education Reformer of the Year’ award.”

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