35 struggling Mississippi schools are eligible to become charters

Oct. 19, 2012
Law says a petition from a majority of parents at a school could force a conversion

From The Biloxi Sun-Herald: The Mississippi Department of Education says 35 struggling schools are eligible for the first time to be converted to charter schools. A 2010 law gives parents the power to force the conversion of schools that for three straight years have scored an F on a school rating scale. A majority of parents must sign a petition seeking conversion. The law allows the state Board of Education to grant up to 12 charters, but no more than three per congressional distr

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