Posts Tagged ‘Charter school’

Senate passes House’s education bill; includes charter schools

JACKSON — In their latest plan to improve Mississippi public schools, state senators are offering a compromise on requirements to become a teacher and doing away with a proposal to make it easier for the state to take over troubled schools. The Senate voted 28-23 to approve its version of House Bill 890. It includes […] [...]

Legislators working on charter school bills

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are trying to resolve differences between House and Senate versions of bills expanding charter schools in the state. The Senate Education Committee took up the proposal yesterday that the House passed Jan. 24, amending it to mirror the Senate-passed plan. Oxford Republican Gray Tollison, chairman of the committee, says House and […] [...]

House passes charter school bill in wee hours of morning

JACKSON — Bleary-eyed charter schools supporters took a few minutes to bask in a big victory early today, but were quick to acknowledge that the fight’s not over. The Mississippi House voted 64-55 to pass House Bill 369, which would expand charter schools in the state. The vote came after more than seven hours of […] [...]

State House’s charter school bill clears committee

JACKSON — A proposal to expand charter schools is moving toward a vote in the full House. The House Education Committee voted 16-14 to approve House Bill 369 after about 90 minutes of debate. Committee Chairman John Moore, a Brandon Republican, says he expects the full House to vote on the measure in a “couple […] [...]

State House to take up its own charter school bill

JACKSON — State House members are poised to take up their own version of charter school legislation. House Education Committee Chairman John Moore said his panel would take up the House legislation this morning. Moore, a Brandon Republican, said the full House could debate the measure tomorrow or Thursday, if it passes committee. The Senate […] [...]

Senate easily passes expanded charter school bill

JACKSON — A bill to expand charter schools in Mississippi has easily cleared the Senate, and attention shifts to the House for the second year. In a 31-17 vote, the bill had two Democratic supporters but no Republican opponents. The vote came after more than three hours of debate and a day after Senate Bill […] [...]

Business group calls for new charter school law

JACKSON — A group of 22 business leaders is calling for a broadened charter school law, asking legislators on yesterday to enact a law that would allow the schools to set up in any district. The group calls itself Better Education for Mississippi and is led by Bomgar Corp. chairman Joel Bomgar, who leads a […] [...]

Charter school proponents to try again next session

JACKSON — A year ago, even some opponents of charter schools expected a bill to pass. But some majority Republicans balked, killing the bill in the House. So proponents redoubled their efforts, trying to build support for widening the rules that allow alternative public schools run by outside groups. Now they will try again. “I […] [...]

Charter school opponent moved off Education Committee

JACKSON — The Republican speaker of the Mississippi House has shuffled committee assignments in a way that makes it easier to pass charter school legislation he supports. Speaker Philip Gunn recently moved Democrat Linda Whittington of Schlater off the Education Committee and made her vice chairwoman of the Tourism Committee. He gave Whittington’s seat on […] [...]

Governor, lawmakers promise fight for charter school law

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and fellow Republicans who lead the Mississippi House and Senate say they have big plans to overhaul public education during the 2013 session. However, their inability to enact a new charter schools law in 2012 shows it’s easy to talk about ambitious plans and difficult to round up enough votes […] [...]

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