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Highlights of proposed charter school bill

February 16, 2012

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Senate Bill 2401, the “MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT 1 OF 2012″ introduced by Sen. Gray Tollison is now available to the public. Read the full bill here. See Feb. 13, 2012 MBJ story, “Advocates want more flexible charter school bill.” Interesting  and notable elements in the bill: Independent Authorizer Board created SB 2041 creates […]

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Most states offer school choice but not Mississippi

September 9, 2011

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Interesting report from conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, which is calling 2011 “the year of school choice.” Most states are offering school choice options, but Mississippi is not on the list. As of August 2011, 18 states and Washington, D.C., have policies that support private school choice: Nine states—Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, North […]

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Katrina’s silver lining: New Orleans school choice revolution

December 20, 2010

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By Amy McCullough Watch the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P12pgeV8ZQM&feature=youtube_gdata Before hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005, New Orleans had one of the worst performing public school districts in the nation. Katrina forced nearly a million people to leave their homes and caused almost $100 billion in damages. To an already failing public school system, the storm […]

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