Valeria Haley, 39, of Jackson is grateful she participated in Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s first Parent Academy workshop in April 2015. “That first class changed my entire life,” Haley said. “The classes were phenomenal. I can’t say it enough. All the questions I had on what to do next in life, they pretty much told me.”
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
Parents from Commonwealth Village and Lincoln Garden Apartments recently took part in a Literacy Luncheon hosted by the Early Childhood Division. This event was filled with engaging hands-on activities with a focus on literacy 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 afterschool program engaged in an afternoon of space exploration. Students enjoyed hands-on activities that highlighted their knowledge of space. This project is funded by a Ready To Learn grant provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Read More
It's back to afterschool for the students at Dawson Elementary School. Students returned with great excitement for the new school year. This project is funded by a Ready To Learn grant provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Read More
It's back to school for the students of Dawson Elementary School. Staff and students look forward to having a super school year! This project is funded by a Ready To Learn grant provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Read More