Low-Performing Mississippi Schools Could be Restructured

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Mississippi lawmakers have passed the final version of a bill that says chronically low-performing schools could be restructured.

They could become either charter or "new start" schools, both of which are public schools designed to increase parental involvement.

The bill passed both chambers Saturday, clearing the Senate 72-11 and the House 84-29. Mississippi has 951 elementary and secondary schools, and officials say 212 of those are failing or at risk of failing.

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