And Why We Need Full Statewide Funding of Literacy Efforts All Mississippians have a real stake in the fight to provide sufficient funding to fully implement the goal of the 2013 Literacy-Based Promotion Act to generate universal on-grade reading literacy by the 3rd grade. The data shows that whether schools
by: State Rep. Laura Hall (AL), NOBEL Women National President and Leroy Johnson, Executive Director, Southern Echo, Inc. Dear Friends, The cornerstone of our Nation’s democracy is under attack. In States throughout this country countless Americans are being denied their constitutional right to have their voices heard through the electoral
Southern Echo is hosting a workshop that will be conducted by the Comer School Development Program of the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine at the Southern Echo office in Jackson on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Twenty-five community leaders, educators, policy makers, and education advocates joined together with staff from Yale University’s Comer Development Center in an effort to introduce the Comer Development Model to education stakeholders in the state and consider how the model might support the goal of creating a quality, first-rate education that addresses the needs of all students in Mississippi’s public schools regardless of circumstance. Participants included staff from the Mississippi Department of Education, Jackson State University, the Mississippi Association of Educators, the Mississippi Center for Justice, Operation Shoestring, and community organizing organizations working on educational policy issues across the state. Southern Echo, Inc. hosted the workshop.
November 18, 2013, Jackson, MS – Holmes County, MS — The Federal Healthcare Insurance Marketplace was up and working last weekend, which was fortunate because 16 volunteers from Southern Echo were in Holmes County assisting residents seeking to sign up for healthcare insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act
November 18, 2013, Jackson, MS – Southern Echo’s Senior Organizer Mike Sayer will be part of a 5-member MS state team invited by MS Interim State Supt. of Education Lynn House to participate in a national conference on Common Core Standards to be conducted by the Council of Chief State
November 18, 2013, Jackson, MS – New data released by the MS Department of Education shows that approximately 44% of 3rd grade students may face retention under the new 3rd Grade Literacy Promotion Act Data released by the MS Dept. of Education on MCT2 test data shows that during the