Nov. 14-15, 2017 — Are charter schools viable in rural areas, particularly the Mississippi Delta? 

Crossroads Cultural Arts Center in Clarksdale : Mississippi Today co-editor Fred Anklam moderated a panel discussion featuring The Hechinger Report’s Jackie Mader, Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School‘s Amanda Johnson and Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board‘s Krystal Cormack.

B.B King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola : Mississippi Today co-editor Fred Anklam moderated a panel discussion featuring Empower Mississippi Director of Education Policy Elyse Marcellino, Rep. Abe Hudson of Shelby, Mississippi First’s Rachel Canter and Sunflower County Consolidated School District Superintendent Miskia Davis.

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