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Group wants to open two charter schools in Columbus

COLUMBUS — Another group interested in starting a charter school — this one to be located in Columbus — has said it plans to file an official letter of intent with the state before the Jan. 22 deadline. Columbus Coalition for Educational Options hopes to start two charter schools at the site of a former […] [...]

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, approve them and set up schools by next fall. In a meeting yesterday, the Charter School Authorizer Board left open the possibility that some well-prepared […] [...]

Reeves appoints three to new charter school board

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has appointed three individuals to the newly created Public Charter Schools Authorizing Board. The board will monitor the creation and management of public charter schools in Mississippi. Reeves appointed Ridgeland attorney Tommie Cardin, Ocean Springs superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter and Oxford businesswoman Karen Elam to the board. The appointees will […] [...]

Gov. Bryant names three to charter school board

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed three members to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, the board responsible for approving and overseeing public charter schools in Mississippi. Each of the governor’s appointees represents a Mississippi Supreme Court District, and each appointee will serve a four-year term beginning Sept. 1. Johnny Franklin of Bolton will […] [...]

Who will be on the new charter school board?

JACKSON — And now the waiting begins. With the July 1 effective date for Mississippi’s expanded charter school law, the next step is to nominate seven members of the Charter School Authorizing Board. The governor and lieutenant governor are each supposed to name three members, one from each of the state’s three Supreme Court districts. […] [...]

Governor signs education bills, including charter schools

FLOWOOD — Gov. Phil Bryant continues to tout the “transformative” potential of new education measures The Republican Bryant signed four bills into law today at Northwest Rankin High School, where he pledged last fall to seek many of the changes. Among the new laws is one that expands the authority to create charter schools — […] [...]

Charter school bill finally passes; Bryant says he’ll sign

JACKSON — After two years of struggle, a bill to make it easier to create charter schools is on its way to Gov. Phil Bryant. The State Senate voted 34-18 to approve House Bill 369, which widens legal authority for charter schools. Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, an Oxford Republican, says he had hoped […] [...]

UPDATE: Charter school bill passes House, heads to Senate

11:20 (AP) Charter schools have cleared their most difficult remaining legislative hurdle in Mississippi. House members voted 62-56 today with no debate to approve a House-Senate agreement on House Bill 369. Charter schools — public schools that agree to meet certain standards in exchange for less regulation — would have to be nonprofit entities. So […] [...]

Lawmakers change mind, switch votes on charter schools

JACKSON — Some Mississippi House members shifted their positions on a bill that would provide for charter school expansion in the state, allowing it to move forward. The House voted to invite conference on House Bill 890 by a vote of 61 to 56. Reps. Manly Barton of Moss Point, Ray Rogers of Pearl and […] [...]

House votes down Senate’s charter school bill

JACKSON — Mississippi House members don’t want to proceed with a Senate-backed education bill that includes a proposal for charter schools expansion. The House voted 60-58 to reject a conference with senators on differences over House Bill 890. The bill also includes provisions raising entry standards for teacher education, remains on the House calendar and […] [...]

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