The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) grew last month by welcoming a new national member and a new state affiliate. The Council of Islamic Schools in North America (CISNA) is the newest CAPE member. CISNA’s mission is “to improve Islamic schools through accreditation, consultation, and professional development.” The group advocates for Islamic schools and fosters “professional relationships with educational institutions and agencies relevant to Islamic education.” It aspires to be a “leading and unifying organization striving for the advancement of Islamic schools and Islamic education.” CISNA brings the number of national member organizations in CAPE to 20.

WFIS’s newest sister organization, the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) grows CAPE’s state affiliates list to 38. Through its rigorous accreditation program, MAIS certifies “the educational integrity” of its 120 member schools, which currently enroll over 40,000 students. It also governs inter-school athletic competitions, offers professional development opportunities, and sponsors academic competitions among schools. MAIS brings a fresh voice to the State CAPE Network