JPS takeover nears with commission vote

Presented with two conflicting narratives about Jackson schools, one of a district gaining momentum in addressing its challenges, another of a district systematically denying an education to some students due to its accreditation violations, the Commission on School Accreditation voted 9-1 on Wednesday to declare “an extreme emergency exists” in Mississippi’s second-largest district.

Commission member Ann Jones was the sole no vote.

Clarion Ledger
9/13/17