- Column: School choice is smart policy
- > Dec 3, 5:55 AM: Our families need school choice. The concept is simple: parents direct the tax dollars associated with their child to the best education they can find. Instead of leaving such an important decision up to strangers, we decide how
- Mississippi 23rd In Parent Power Index (CER in the news)
- Nov 27, 8:29 AM: A new report places Mississippi in the middle of the pack when it comes to providing parents with additional options in the education of their children.
- Apprenticeships and work-based learning help close the skills gap
- > Nov 16, 6:46 AM: While the Mississippi River Delta region has experienced its share of successes, the region has not seen the same level of economic activity realized across much of the country. In fact, much of the region has failed to restore
- A-F grading system empowers parents, leads to academic improvement
- > Oct 25, 5:36 AM: Without transparent information, how can parents celebrate their school’s success or call on school and district leaders to improve academic programs that will lead to student success? The simple answer is they can’t, but with the
- Greenville schools, Mississippi Valley partner to break down college access barriers
- > Oct 22, 5:17 AM: Greenville Public Early College High School is one of two early college programs to open in the state this year (the other is at Tougaloo College). This is the first partnership though between a local school district and a public
- Mississippi’s first charter high school approved to open in Jackson
- Oct 16, 7:18 AM: Two more charter schools were approved to open in the Jackson Public School District Monday, including the state’s first charter high school.
- Potential Mississippi Delta Charter School Divides Communities
- > Oct 4, 5:57 AM: A second charter school could soon be opening in the Mississippi Delta. Charter schools are being seen as both a problem and a solution to the state's educational failures. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on how these schools are
- A push to honor school choice law in MS
- Sep 26, 4:32 AM: It has now been three years since the Mississippi Legislature approved the establishment of education scholarship accounts (ESAs), however, the program does not appear to be truly taking effect.
- Ousted Noxubee superintendent, school board sue to reverse takeover
- Sep 25, 6:18 AM: The ousted superintendent and board of Noxubee County schools are asking a judge to pause Mississippi’s takeover of the struggling district.
- Fate of operator’s future charter schools depends on accountability results
- Sep 11, 6:07 AM: Mississippi’s sixth charter school was approved to open next school year, and the question of whether to open three others has been postponed until October.
- MDE announces lottery for special needs scholarship program applications
- Aug 29, 5:42 AM: The Mississippi Department of Education announced plans today for a lottery on August 30 to award approximately 47 Education Scholarship Accounts for the 2018-19 school year.
- Analysis: Appeal over charter school funding heats up
- > Aug 27, 6:14 AM: Chancery court was never going to be anything but the first round in a lawsuit over how Mississippi’s charter schools are funded. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled in February that diversions of local property taxes
- Charter school lawsuit draws support from 3 education groups
- Aug 24, 6:09 AM: A Mississippi school district and two education organizations are throwing their support behind an ongoing legal battle that argues charter schools are unconstitutional because of the way they are funded.
- Charter schools on the slow rise in Mississippi
- > Aug 8, 7:01 AM: Since 1992, charter schools have been developing around the country in an effort to give parents additional choices for their child’s education. Charter schools are free, do not have admission requirements, and parents and students
- Bryant signs off on on takeover of Noxubee County Schools
- Jul 26, 5:41 AM: Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday issued a proclamation declaring the Noxubee County School District in a state of emergency, a move that allows the state to take over the 1,600-student school system.
- Clarksdale Collegiate, the state’s first rural charter school, readies for opening day
- > Jul 25, 5:48 AM: But before getting to this point, school leaders had to tackle a few major hurdles including winning over community members and getting buy-in from parents, finding a home for the school, figuring out transportation routes and
- Noxubee County has failed students': Board asks Gov. to declare state of emergency
- > Jul 20, 5:43 AM: Faced with a looming takeover, the school board president for the Noxubee County School District on Thursday tried to walk back the district's request for financial assistance that ultimately spurred the state Board of Education to
- Column: Mississippi charter school needs to release emails to public
- > Jul 16, 6:38 AM: The charter sector in Mississippi is in its infancy. Although the state has technically had a charter school law on the books for more than 20 years, only five applications have been approved with three schools currently
- Commentary: Flawed accounting of our public schools
- > Jul 13, 5:20 AM: Schools that receive high marks presumably are moving students forward, while schools that receive low ratings are defined as inadequate or failing and threatened with a state takeover. On closer inspection, however, the connection
- Charter school board OKs four groups for final selection round
- > Jul 10, 6:14 AM: Independent evaluators with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers reviewed each group’s proposal and deemed three “substantially inadequate”: Girls Club and Learning Center, KMartin Group and Mississippi Community