Charter schools to expand in Mississippi

Two Mississippi charter schools have gotten approval to expand enrollments, despite concerns over low test scores in one school’s first year of operation.

The Charter School Authorizer Board Monday approved plans for RePublic Schools to expand its two middle schools in Jackson to 600 students apiece. Serving grades 5-8, ReImagine Prep and Smilow Prep were each previously approved for fewer than 500 students.