Charter School Authorizing Board to be established soon

Groups that pushed for the passage of Mississippi’s new charter school law have formed an association to promote the schools.

The Mississippi Charter School Association’s creation was announced Tuesday at a meeting to encourage people who might be interested in creating such schools to start organizing.

It’s being founded by supporters of the law including the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, Mississippi First, Black Alliance for Educational Options and Better Education for Mississippi. All supported the expansion of power to create charter schools in the 2012 regular session of the Legislature.