Today, Governor Bryant signed SB 2161 into law. This bill requires charter schools meet or exceed graduation requirements set by the State Board of Education, makes teachers eligible for PERS if they work in a charter school, gives teachers 3 years to earn state certification as long as no more than 25% of a charter school’s teachers are not certified, grants conversion charter schools a right to lease or buy their facilities, and allows students in C, D, or F districts to cross district lines to attend a charter.

Also, this week, we published an editorial written by a parent of a charter school student in Mississippi. Currently, there are two charter schools open in Jackson, MS.

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