Southern Echo staff will hold a 3-day retreat to sharpen its vision, strategies and programs of work regarding public education in Mississippi in order to define the path of its community organizing work around education for the next two years.
Pushback Network's Mississippi partners, will send 20 community leaders to the 2009 National Pushback Network’s Convening in Las Vegas to share skills and tools about empowering grassroots communities and impacting public policy at local and state levels.
Jackson, MS – May 15-18, 2009 the South X Southwest Experiment convened more than 70 community activists, leaders and public officials from New Mexico, Texas and Mississippi in Jackson, MS…
Jackson, MS, Nov. 21, 2008 -- Three Echo staff received 5 days of day-long intensive training on website management from Samiya Bashir, principal consultant of Lead Time Consulting of Austin,…
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 Underperforming Schools met in the Board Room of the MS Dept. of Education on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 to adopt a set of recommendations to the 2009 state legislature that were designed to improve low-performing schools. This was intended to be the last meeting of the Task cheap xanax no prescription Force.
State Supt. of Education Hank Bounds told the Task Force and about 60 educators, parents and education activists that the proposed recommendations will hold school leadership, including school boards and superintendents, accountable to newly-developed benchmarks and standards of leadership based on the premise that school leadership must be responsible to ensure that the children are provided the education to which they are entitled. The proposed recommendations were adopted unanimously by the Task Force. (more…)