Rules could change for schools in Mississippi

Among proposals being considered are limiting the number of statewide and district wide testing days, requiring 17-year-olds to stay in school, and requiring a district taken over by the state to achieve a C rating for five years in a row before it could be returned to local control.

Lawmakers rejected a number of proposals, though, including requiring school board members to be elected at the same time, cutting the number of school days from 180 to 170, and requiring students to pass the U.S. citizenship test.