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New initiative launched to aid charter, private school startups in Mississippi

By: Frank Corder - December 16, 2021

Elyse Marcellino talks about how Embark can help parents, communities navigate the educational landscape in Mississippi.

Empower Mississippi announced this week that it is was launching a new initiative called Embark. This organization will assist school founders in starting charter and private schools in Mississippi. Elyse Marcellino will serve as the Director of Embark.

Marcellino joined Y’all Politics on Thursday to talk about the new venture. She outlined the need Embark aimed to meet in local communities as her team of coaches provide parents and interested parties with expertise in school planning and start-up, whether that be in the form of charter schools, homeschool pods or in small private school settings. She also discussed the state’s charter school laws and what could be done to better accelerate the educational opportunities across Mississippi.

Watch the full interview below. Learn more about Embark here.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: