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MISSISSIPPI: Lawmakers need to unburden charter schools board

Despite one’s stance on charter schools, Mississippi now has a law that allows them in select districts. However, funding and administrative deficiencies exist in the law and need immediate attention. … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dozens seek to open charter schools in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Groups say they’re interested in opening as many as 30 charter schools in Mississippi. Charter School Authorizer Board Chairman Tommie Cardin said he received letters of intent for as many as … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

MISSISSIPPI: No charter schools likely this fall as board runs out of time

JACKSON — It’s unlikely that students will attend charter schools in Mississippi in August 2014. Members of the new charter school board say there’s not enough time to complete applications, … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Debate Over How To Improve Schools In MISSISSIPPI

In Mississippi, students regularly lack basic supplies, textbooks and access to science labs. Standardized test scores and graduation rates are among the worst in the country. According to the Hechinger … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSISSIPPI: Charting a New Path

What the new charter school law means to education By working with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS), Mississippi’s charter school advocates received insider information on how to … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

New charter schools will offer hope to many students in MISSISSIPPI

As a strong supporter of charter schools, the Black Alliance of Educational Options takes issue with Bill Minor’s opinion piece that suggests charter schools are schemes and that they can … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Launching charter school in MISSISSIPPI a grueling process

Application lists 32 requirements, could take year or longer to complete The first public charter school in Mississippi could open in less than two years. But those who want to … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSISSIPPI: District money follows students to charter schools

When public charter schools open in Mississippi, most of the per-pupil state and federal funding from the local school district will walk in the door with the student. But that’s … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSISSIPPI charter school advocates form association

JACKSON — Groups that pushed for the passage of Mississippi’s new charter school law have formed an association to promote the schools. The Mississippi Charter School Association’s creation was announced … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSISSIPPI: The truth about charter schools

Charter schools will finally become a reality in Mississippi, thanks to a bill passed this session. While it will take a few years for any charter to start up, this … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSISSIPPI: Gov. Bryant signs education reform bills

Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law his education reform package today, saying it will help Mississippi move forward for many generations to come. “The changes enacted by this legislation will … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSISSIPPI: Let’s keep promises of charter schools bill

When Gov. Phil Bryant places pen to paper on the recently passed charter school legislation, he won’t just be signing a bill, he’ll be signing a promise to Mississippi’s school … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment


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