National Comparison Data
OUR CHILDREN DESERVE MORE
The NAEP exam is the largest nationally representative assessment of what American students know and can do in various subject areas. Across 50 states, Mississippi students rank 46th in 4th grade math, 48th in 8th grade math, 47th in 4th grade reading, and 50th in 8th grade reading.
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START A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
In 2013 the Mississippi State Legislature adopted a strong charter school law, and under that law, the seven-member Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board (MCSAB) was created as the sole authorizing body in the state. If you are interested in starting a public charter school, the Accelerator can support you through technical assistance along the way.
DIG INTO THE DETAILS
The Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act of 2013 defines charter schools as public schools that have autonomy over decisions including finance, personnel, scheduling, curriculum, and instruction; are governed by an independent governing board; are nonprofit organizations; and do not charge tuition. There are many misconceptions about public charter schools - dig into the details to determine the opportunity they offer.
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MISSISSIPPI NEEDS YOU
of children are living in poverty without full access to opportunity they deserve.
are living in extreme poverty with a family income less than 50% of the federal poverty level.
WELCOME HOME TO THE HOSPITALITY STATE
Are you, or do you know, a talented, results-oriented, child-centric, entrepreneurial educator originally from Mississippi who is ready to return home and open a new school for Mississippi youth? We’d love to help you make it happen.
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LET’S STAY IN TOUCH
Improving public education is a long game, and it requires collaboration across many groups. We hope you will sign up to stay in touch with the Accelerator and indicate what you are most interested in. We look forward to sharing important updates, building a committed community of educators and education advocates, and enlisting your support.