Archive for Catalyst Roundtable

Second Meeting with EdBuild on Revamp of MAEP Scheduled!

IMG_0510In an effort to continue the open dialogue with the public regarding the Legislature’s examination of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) formula, Speaker Phillip Gunn and Lt. Governor Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday, November 14th, the second public meeting …

Reading Literacy: A Fundamental Right Too Long Denied in Mississippi

Comer Workshop Southern Echo releases a new Brown Paper on the 2013 Mississippi Literacy-Based Promotion Act. The paper contains both a brief historical analysis of where we have been, where we are, and where we need to go, and a detailed provision-by-provision …

Echo and Roundtable Release Charter Schools Opposition Analyses

Analyses

Earlier this week, Southern Echo and the Mississippi Delta Catalyst Roundtable released critical analyses of the Mississippi Senate’s charter school bill to express opposition. Included in its analyses are crafted amendments to make the bill better in the event a …

Underperforming Schools Task Force Adopts Recommendations to 2009 Legislature

Students perform at Task Force hearing Jackson, MS, Nov. 19, 2008 — First state officials adopted policies to transform education policy regarding underperforming schools, then the children of Barr Elementary in Jackson entertained by singing a series of educational and patriotic songs.

The Task Force on …

500 celebrate 5 years of work to improve MS public education

Awards PresentationItta Bena, MS, Nov. 13, 2008 — First they spent the day talking some serious stuff, then they par-tayed. 500 students, parents, educators and public officials from more than 20 counties in the Delta region came together at the MS