Over the years, we have published a variety of papers, one-pagers, and briefs about charter schools in Mississippi.
|Public Perception of Charter Schools in Mississippi
This report was published in 2019 and was commissioned by the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board to understand parent satisfaction and public perception of charter schools in Mississippi.
|Understanding the Charter School Lawsuit
This one-pager was published to help understand the details of the charter school lawsuit. The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to uphold the constitutionality of charter school funding in September 2019.
|Understanding School Funding
We created a card to explain how Mississippi public schools are funded. The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to uphold the constitutionality of charter school funding in September 2019.
|History of Charter School Legislation in Mississippi
This one-pager explains the history of charter school legislation in Mississippi starting in 1997.
|Keeping the Promise: Growing Mississippi’s Independent Charter Schools
In 2015, Mississippi First published two charter school briefs. This brief detailed recommendations for increasing independent charter schools.
|Keeping the Promise: Strengthening the Mississippi Charter Schools Act of 2013
This deep-dive analysis of the current charter school law identified areas of weakness and made legislative recommendations to update the law.
Interested in opening a public charter school in Mississippi?
Mississippi First created some documents to help those interested in opening a charter school in Mississippi. These documents explain what charter schools are and how to start one. We strongly encourage you to reach out to the Mississippi Education Accelerator if you are interested in opening a charter school.
- What Makes Charter Schools Similar? (Published 2016)
- What Makes Charter Schools Different? (Published 2016)
Prior to the Passing of the Charter School Law
In support of passing charter school legislation, Mississippi First published multiple papers.
- Charter Schools and Teacher Quality (Published 2012)
- Common Concerns About Charter Schools (Published 2012)
- Charter School Policy Elements (Published 2010)
- Mississippi First’s Policy Position on Charter Schools (Published 2010)