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BOOK BIZ: A look at New Orleans charter schools

Anyone interested in the effort to establish charter schools in Mississippi, may want to read this book written by veteran education reporter Sarah Carr about the charter schools in New Orleans. Rather than take a broad look at the whole system, she offers a look at three specific schools in the aftermath of the re-organization following Hurricane Katrina. Granted this ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Erika Berry

Name: Erika Berry Age: 27 Position: Advocacy Coordinator Company: Mississippi Coalition for Public Charter Schools Talk to Erika Berry for long and the conversation will wind its way around to education policy. “As technology continues to advance and our marketplace becomes more global, public education is going to have to innovate so that every student graduates as a 21st century ...

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Senate passes charter school bill, Bryant will sign

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 Wednesday 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 to preserve more elements of the ...

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Charter schools get the vote; bill now goes to Gov. Bryant's desk

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 Wednesday 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 to preserve more elements of the ...

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Rachel Canter on doing the right thing

Rachel Canter is executive director of Mississippi First. A Starkville native, she has a B.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Q —How did Mississippi First get its start? A —In 2002, Sanford Johnson, my co-founder, and I each had summer internships in Jackson. We would meet for lunch and discuss ...

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Superintendents association backs HB 890 legislation

The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents has issued the following statement regarding reading and math standards legislation being debated at the State Capitol in Jackson: “The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents recognizes that Gov. Bryant has a sincere interest in improving the reading and math skills of the students in public education in Mississippi. Through his Education Works program as ...

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Read January 11 issue of MBJ

>> BIG IDEAS Innovate Mississippi to encounter “real-world” market tests at Startup Weekend— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> ENERGY No land deal stalls Winston County refinery plans— by Clay Chandler >> REAL ESTATE New name, new developer push Starkville development forward— by Clay Chandler >> APPROPRIATIONS Ethics commission chief expects agency to escape budget ax— by ...

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(VIDEO) Business group launches charter school push as foes raise privatization fears

A lineup of high-profile Mississippi business people gathered at the Capitol Monday to launch a campaign to bring charter schools to every school district in Mississippi – provided the parents in the districts want them. Mississippians overwhelmingly support widespread creation of charter schools as a remedy to the many ails of the state’s public schools, said the group Better Education ...

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OPINION: Here’s to taking Teacher Appreciation Week seriously

Teacher Appreciation Week has just concluded, and I will admit that the ads and short features broadcast during the week had their intended effect on me. The week began with the news that corporate profits for the previous quarter had set an all time record. Naturally, in the context of today’s economic and political environment, the question followed as to ...

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