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MS House approves charter schools bill

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JACKSON, MS (AP/WLOX) -
Working well into the early hours Thursday, Mississippi House members approved a bill that would expand charter schools in the state.  It took until nearly 1 am Thursday morning, but House members voted 64-55 to pass House Bill 369.
 
Supporters of the bill say the long debate was worth a measure they believe will set off a "revolution" in Mississippi's education system. But they acknowledge the bill still has obstacles before it reaches Governor Phil Bryant's desk.
 
The bill will now go back to the Senate, who passed a broader bill last week.  The two chambers will have to agree on a version of the bill before it is sent to Governor Bryant.

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