Motivation To Graduation Dropout Prevention Forum

Community leaders and partners met in the MPB Auditorium to address Mississippi's current dropout crisis and discussed solutions to increase the overall graduation rate throughout the state.

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MPB Education Community Champions

Find out more about the 2016 MPB Education Community Champions.

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Can I Kick It? 2016 Youth Summer Media Institute

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Past Is Present

Posted by Ellie Banks on

This video comes from a group of students that participated in the, 2015 "Can I Kick It?": Youth Movement Through Media Institute. In the video "Past Is Present," using a poem, a group of students shed light on police brutality and inequality in the U.S. today. Using footage from the civil rights movement, the students showed how present events mirror those from the past.

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American Graduate Day 2015

Last Updated by Ellie Banks on

On Saturday, October 3rd, from 10 am to 5 pm, MPB is joining stations from across the country, to raise awareness about the incredible work being done by community leaders, educators and youth, to keep kids in school.

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October Champion: Josh Davis

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Josh Davis, MPB's October American Graduate Champion, has worked with Delta Health Alliance (DHA) as Vice President of External Affairs providing fundraising and management of federally funded programs since 2010.

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Everyday Tech: Finance Tech

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Today we’re talking about tech and money, using your tech to save, manage, and spend money! How do services like PayPal and Google Wallet work? Is it safe to use them? We’ll also talk about how to get coupons on your phone and if any apps exist to help you monitor your spending.

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MPB TV is Producing a Live Segment for "American Graduate Day 2015"

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A Mississippi student and a local arts program are featured in MPB TV's segment airing as part of the "American Graduate Day 2015," a public media and online event inspiring communities to help kids stay on track to earn a high school diploma.

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Initiative 42 Supporters Criticize Lawmakers For Possible Budget Cuts

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Supporters of education funding initiative 42 are criticizing lawmakers who say the proposal could lead to budgets cuts. They're calling the effort a scare tactic aimed at killing the proposal.

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MPB collaborates with Mississippi First to shine a light on Pre-K education

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting has always placed a high importance on education. So when Mississippi First, a non-partisan, non-profit organization specializing in education policy research and advocacy, approached MPB to help shine a light on the state of Pre-K education in the state, it was an automatic yes. This needed to be shared.

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National Education Reforms Advocates Refute Anti-School Funding Arguments

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Some national education reform advocates are joining the fight to pass a school funding amendment in Mississippi. The supporters of Initiative 42 say the proposal is in the best interest of Mississippi's school children.

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Teacher's Union President: Education Funding Is Among Top Concerns

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As part of a tour of school's across the South, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia stopped in Mississippi to hear from educators and students about their concerns facing public education.

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StoryCorps: The Oppenheims

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Harriett Johnson-Oppenheim and her husband, Jed, live in Jackson. Harriett is a civil rights attorney and a native of Jackson. When they visited the StoryCorps booth during its stop in Mississippi, they spoke about her childhood in Jackson in the 1980s.

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Building Bridges, Commemorating Freedom with Juneteenth

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Mississippi's minority high school students are graduating at higher rates

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