Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) will implement Ready To Learn transmedia content into the Jackson neighborhood that feeds into Lanier High School, which has high poverty, unemployment, and dropout rates. MPB has chosen Dawson Elementary and neighboring apartment complexes as partners to engage children, families, and teachers with in-school, after-school, and at home educational support. In addition to this focus, MPB plans to hold community awareness events in conjunction with the National Summer Learning Day and with the One Jackson, Many Readers summer reading program to raise awareness of and participation in their Ready To Learn activities, which should directly engage over 300 children, their families, and educators.
In 2005, Mississippi Public Broadcasting received a Ready to Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS. MPB joined public broadcasting markets in Baltimore, MD; Oakland, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Toledo, OH to be among the first five markets to received the $200,000 five-year grant. MPB has helped create community partnerships across the state that are connecting with low-income families to enhance literacy skills, as well as increase awareness, especially among parents and educators, of the Ready to Learn initiative and scientifically-based reading research that supports it. Click here to download MPB’s Ready to Learn Report , featuring activities from 2005-2010.
MPB is collaborating with organizations to call attention to the importance of summer learning opportunities and celebrate the impact of high-quality programs in curbing the harmful effects of summer learning loss.Learn More
Dawson Elementary PreK-1st grade students enjoyed a lesson that explored different kinds of mixtures. Students were engaged in the afternoon activities and showed great interest in learning new science concepts. This project is funded by a Ready To Learn grant provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Read More
Dawson afterschool students enjoyed a great week at Ruff Ruffman’s Sensational Science Camp! Students were engaged in activities that encouraged collaboration and teamwork in a fun learning environment. This project is funded by a Ready To Learn grant provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Read More
This week Dawson's 2nd and 3rd grade students will participate in the Ruff Ruffman Sensational Science camp as a part of the afterschool program. Activities included during this week will focus on interactive hands on STEM learning. This project is funded by a Ready To Learn grant provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Read More
Students at Dawson Elementary in Jackson participated in a school-wide holiday celebration hosted by the MPB’s Early Childhood Division. This project is funded by a Ready To Learn grant provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Read More