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Pro-charter school groups join lawsuit over money
Sep 29, 6:32 AM: A Hinds County judge will let three groups that favor charter schools intervene in a lawsuit challenging whether such schools can legally receive Mississippi education money.
Is Mississippi Too Selective with Charters?
Sep 29, 5:18 AM: Some parents in Mississippi who don't want to send their children to district schools or private schools have another option: charter schools. But as these publicly funded, privately run schools have proliferated across >
Budget gap means 'money is tight' for Midtown charter
Sep 22, 6:23 AM: A gap between incurred expenses and MAEP funds received, resulting in a cash shortfall, has left Midtown Public Charter School to rely on carryover funds from the 2015-16 school year.
Mississippi charter board rejects plan for 3 Jackson schools
Sep 13, 5:53 AM: Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board Monday rejected an application from an Ohio-based group to open three elementary schools in Jackson, meaning the board will approve no new charter schools this year. >
Public-School Rankings Present Concerns for Districts, Families
Sep 12, 5:44 AM: Even though Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary School in the Jackson Public School District is ranked an A by the Mississippi Department of Education—and the best elementary school in the state by >
Reeves makes case for Mississippi education reform
Sep 8, 4:59 AM: Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves made his case for education reform Wednesday in a county where some reform measures, such as charter schools, draw a tepid response thanks to a strong public school system.
One family talks about special needs scholarships
Sep 6, 5:32 AM: Special needs students need extra attention in the classroom. The Legislature funded 425 vouchers for those families this year. The last 175 slots were determined through a lottery this summer.
Charter schools struggle in first year of state tests
Aug 29, 6:29 AM: Despite the low scores, Cardin and charter school supporters say they recognize students were transitioning to a new test this year and that it’s too early to make a judgment.
Mississippi Charter School Challengers Seek Quick Judgment
Aug 24, 5:27 AM: A group suing over how Mississippi's charter schools are funded and governed is pushing for a quick ruling in the case.
Conservative Legal Group Enters the Charter School Lawsuit Fray
Aug 12, 7:43 AM: A conservative legal group is intervening in the Southern Poverty Law Center's lawsuit challenging the state's charter-school law.
Charter school parents ask to be heard in lawsuit over money
Aug 11, 6:33 AM: Four parents with children in charter schools are seeking to be heard in a lawsuit that could overturn the way Mississippi pays for the alternative form of public education.
Demand for disability vouchers outstrips supply in Mississippi
Aug 9, 8:00 AM:

The state’s program allowing students with disabilities to use a scholarship, or voucher, for private schools and services is picking up after a slow start in its first year.

Parents on both sides talk charter school lawsuit
Aug 1, 5:58 AM: Flanked by her friend Monica Cannon-Butler, Midtown resident Shmea Kelly stood outside of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s downtown Jackson office Wednesday watching as parents and children shouted from a school bus, “we >
Parents rally for free charter schools
Jul 28, 6:12 AM: A group of parents protested in downtown Jackson Wednesday to say that their children have a right to go to charter schools in Mississippi for free.
Attorney: Lawsuit does not seek to close charter schools
Jul 20, 6:16 AM: An attorney for Southern Poverty Law Center says the group is not trying to close charter schools in Mississippi, but is only trying to have the schools' funding formula declared unconstitutional.
Charter schools debate furious as ever
Jul 18, 6:08 AM: The political debate about charter schools has been rumbling for years in the Mississippi Capitol and in the broader forum of public opinion.
Lawsuit challenges charter schools
Jul 13, 5:42 AM: A new lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippi, arguing that they violate the state constitution by making school districts share property tax collections with schools they don’t supervise or control. >
Test scores up at Delta Charter
Jul 7, 7:34 AM: The Delta Charter School ninth- to 11th-grade students finished their end-of-course tests with an unofficial 6-percent gain from the previous year.
Applications submitted for 5 charter schools in Mississippi
Jun 7, 7:18 AM: Five applications for new charter schools are moving forward in Mississippi after operators initially expressed interest in opening 14 schools. The Charter School Authorizer Board will consider approving a K-8 school in >
Cash for Mississippi school group banned
Jun 7, 6:51 AM: State lawmakers have made it illegal for school districts to spend any public money on the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents, saying leaders of local school districts personally attacked state officials >



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