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News Release: MDE Announces Meetings to Present “MS Succeeds Plan” for Student Achievement…

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 12, 2017 JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced today a series of public meeting dates to unveil the state’s draft plan for elevating teaching and learning while focusing on school and district accountability. Public comments from a statewide listening tour informed the development of initiatives […]

Conversation with the Legislators!!!

To all citizens of Holmes County, you’re invited to attend a Community Meeting on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Please click the link below for more detailed information: Community Meeting-Seniors Building If any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Alert – Aftermath of Tornado!

UPDATE!  Nollie Jenkins Family Center went throughout the city of Durant and took pictures of the devastation and spoke to community to get a feel of what was needed and listed below are some of the immediate needs: Food (non-perishable) Flashlights (with batteries) Toilet tissue Paper towel Soap Hygiene  items Laundry detergent Throw blankets There […]

URGENT NOTIFICATION! Durant, MS

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE TORNADO AND SEVERE DAMAGE, DURANT MS IS WITHOUT POWER AND CLEAN UP IS TAKING PLACE. OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED AT LEAST UNTIL FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017.  WE WILL ATTEMPT TO RESPOND TO EMAILS THE BEST WE CAN; HOWEVER, SHOULD YOU NEED TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE, PLEASE CALL ELLEN REDDY, […]

ACTION EVENT: Free Our Girls Teach-In!

Kameisha Smith, our Youth Program Coordinator is reaching out to those of you that expressed an interest in our work around violence in school and communities towards women and girls of color.  We’ve been busy but our work to end systemic violence in communities and school, including corporal punishment, is still on-going.  As a matter […]

National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program!

Please read detail information below and if interested, apply at the link at the bottom of the page by Friday, April 28, 2017 or until 100 applications have been received – whichever comes first: https://www.scholarsapply.org/blackfarmersassociation/

DSC Comment Letter – CRDC Proposal

Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), which is a coalition of 115 organizations in 27 states including Washington, D.C. with which our organization is a member submitted a comment letter to the Department of Education (ED).  The letter addresses the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) 2017-2018 Proposal.  Click on the link below to review: DSC_Comment_Letter_on_2017-2018_CRDC_Proposal – […]

INTERESTED LANDOWNERS/FARMERS IN THE HOLMES COUNTY COMMUNITY…

SAVE THE DATES!!

March 2, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.:  Board of Supervisors’ Office Work Session – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will provide information around the Consolidation of Holmes County & Durant Public School. March 4, 2017 :  Pickens, MS Spring Festival – Legislative Community Meeting 10:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. March 7, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.:  Holmes County School […]

Legislative Secrecy on EdBuild MAEP Revamp Contract Violates State Law and US Constitution

Check out this newly released Public Education Issue Brief prepared by our colleague Mike Sayer at Public Policy Consultancy: Legislative Secrecy on EdBuild MAEP Revamp Contract Violates State Law and US Constitution.