Mississippi Delta region, Nov. 5, 2008 -- You just didn't need to tell anyone that the 2008 election was historic: the electricity of this defining moment crackled. Folks who had…
October 8, 2008, Jackson, MS – Eight parents, students, school board members and activists in the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable were among those who testified at a public input hearing of the Legislative Task Force on Underperforming Schools held to allow education activists a brief opportunity to share their views.
Ellen Reddy, Director of Nollie Citizens for Quality Education and Joyce Parker, Director of Citizens for a Better Greenville, emphasized the need to bring parents and students into the schools to create positive behavior intervention models to provide students the support they need to stay in school. (more…)
Itta Bena, MS, Oct. 15, 2008 – The 5th and last Conference of Education Stakeholders on Dismantling the Student Achievement Gap will be held at MS Valley State University on Thursday, November 13, 2008 to celebrate the past five years of partnership of Southern Echo and the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable with the MS Department of Education and the Delta Research and Cultural Institute at MS Valley State University to build support for the creation of a quality public education accessible to all children.
The focus of the conference will be on assessing the successes and limitation during this period and the lessons learned that will inform how best to proceed to meet the education policy challenges still to be met.
It is anticipated buy discount buy valium online no rx tramadol that approximately 500 delegates, comprised of students, parents, educators and public officials, will be selected to attend through a series of community workshops in the approximately 21 counties and 43 school districts that have been involved since the first conference held in 2004.
October 5, 2008, Mississippi Delta region – This summer and fall high school students, community activists and community elders – old hands and first time workers working together -- scoured…
That is what 48 parents, students and community members from under-performing school districts in the Mississippi Delta came together to learn in Greenwood, MS at a workshop on Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies prepared by the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable.
The REACH MS program of the University of Southern Mississippi provided the training under a grant from the US Department of Education and the MS Department of Education Office of Special Education. (more…)