Teachers and Parents: More Important Meetings This Week

Teachers and parents will want to take advantage of important meetings coming up this week…
Thursday evening, Senate Education Chairman Dennis DeBar will be in Greenville to hear from educators about teacher pay. Teachers are strongly encouraged to attend and share their thoughts. This will be the fourth of five scheduled listening sessions.

Upcoming Teacher Listening Sessions

  • Thursday, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m. – Greenville (2nd Congressional District)
    In person: Greenville Higher Education Center, 2900A Highway 1 South, Greenville   
    Link to attend virtually: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84044774529  Meeting ID: 840 4477 4529  Dial in: +1 312.626.6799
  • Thursday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m. – Madison (3rd Congressional District)
    In person: Madison Central High School Auditorium, 1417 Highland Colony Parkway, Madison
    Link to attend virtually: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85632849818  Meeting ID: 856 3284 9818  Dial in: +1 312.626.6799

Those who cannot make it to a listening session in person are welcome to attend any of the sessions virtually. We are grateful to Chairman DeBar for seeking out educators’ input as he and his team work to make Mississippi’s teacher pay competitive in the Southeast.

Parents of students in kindergarten through grade 3 will want to take advantage of regional literacy meetings to learn how to help their students prepare for the third grade literacy assessment. The meetings, hosted by the Mississippi Department of Education, will feature information about the state literacy law and strategies that can be used at home to help students improve their reading skills.

Upcoming Literacy Meetings

  • Monday, Nov. 15, 6-7 p.m. – Family Education Center, 3524 Prentiss Avenue, Moss Point
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16, 6-7 p.m. – McCoy Elementary School, 1835 School Drive, Yazoo City
  • Thursday, Nov. 18, 6-7 p.m. – Mississippi Valley State Business Building, 14000 US-82 West, Itta Bena
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30, 6-7 p.m. – Partnership Middle School, 11200 MS-182, Starkville
  • Monday, Dec. 6, 6-7 p.m. – Bates Elementary School, 3180 McDowell Road Ext., Jackson

Additional information about the literacy meetings is available on MDE’s flyer.

Please help us spread the word about these important events. Together, we’ve got this!

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