Charter School Authorizers Approve Two New Schools In Jackson

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 17th, 2018 at 7:49 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Delta, Education, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News

The board rejected an application by MS Delta Academies to open a school serving grades 6-8 in Leflore County.

If SPLC Charter Schools Lawsuit Successful Legislature Would Have To Devise New Funding Method

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 24th, 2017 at 5:00 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Education, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News, School Choice

The Charter schools lawsuit points to two sections in the Mississippi constitution that say a school district’s ad valorem taxes – or local funding – may only be used for the district to maintain schools it oversees.

OPINION: Charter School Focus Should Be in Mississippi Delta Where Reform is Needed Most

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2016 at 9:52 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, Delta, Education, Leadership, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, Opinion, School Choice

Another year of charter schools in Mississippi, another year without one in the place where they’re most needed. The state Charter School Authorizer Board only approved one this year, and like the other three already in operation, it will be in Jackson. There’s certainly a need in the capital city for a change, but the […]

Charter School Authorizer Board Rejects Plan from ‘I Can Schools’ to Operate in Mississippi.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 14th, 2016 at 8:26 am

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Charter Schools, Education, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News, School Choice

Mississippi Charter School Authorizers rejected a plan by Ohio-based I Can Schools to open a number of new charters in Jackson. The state authorizer board voted against the charter operator, four to two yesterday, citing concerns over mixed academic performances of the some of the group’s newer schools. Board President Tommie Cardin says the state […]