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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Can I Kick It?: Our Communities Matter

Posted by Ellie Banks on

Community involvement is the key to combating the school dropout crisis. This PSA showcases the importance of the community in one student's life. This program is an outreach initiative of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Education Department and was filmed during the 2016 Can I Kick It? Youth Summer Media Institute.

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Community Champion: Tiffany Withers

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Tiffany Withers, Community Champion, is a special education teacher at Brandon Middle School, teaching 7th and 8th grade special education classes.

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Can I Kick It?: Pressure

Posted by Ellie Banks on

High school students feel a lot of pressure, to be perfect, to succeed, to live. This PSA talks about high school dropout rates and the pressure students face. This program is an outreach initiative of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Education Department and was filmed during the 2016 Can I Kick It? Youth Summer Media Institute.

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No New Charter Schools Next Year

Posted by Paul Boger on

There will be no new charter schools opening in Mississippi next year. Mississippi Charter School Authorizers rejected a plan by Ohio-based I Can Schools to open a number of new charters in Jackson.

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Can I Kick It?: Difficult Roads

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When a young high school couple discovers they are expecting, they come together to overcome all obstacles in order to graduate. This program is an outreach initiative of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Education Department and was filmed during the 2016 Can I Kick It? Youth Summer Media Institute.

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Lawmakers Look For Additional Cuts In State Spending

Posted by Paul Boger on

Lawmakers are meeting in Jackson over the next few months trying to assess how much taxpayer money state agency are spending, and more specifically, what they are spending it on.

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MPB internships offer an inside look at the media industry

Posted by Ashley Jefcoat on

Harold Owens did not start out in life knowing he wanted to work in media. Growing up in a rough neighborhood, then joining the military, it took Hal a lot of time before he landed at Mississippi College, studying public relations. He spent his summer interning with MPB.

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Chickasaw County School Consolidation Fails to Reach Consensus

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Members of a commission examining consolidation of three districts in Chickasaw County say they have reached an impasse in determining how the new district should be administered.

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Jackson Schools placed on Probation

Posted by Paul Boger on

Mississippi’s second largest school district in under probation after state education officials found the district to be in violation of several accreditation standards.

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State Sees Increased Enrollment for Special Needs Vouchers

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More Mississippians are taking advantage of a program that awards special need students scholarship money for education services.

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