Archive for News
Kameisha Smith, a high school student from Mississippi – pointed to the importance of including first-hand experiences of those who have experienced poverty and trying times.
Jackson, MS – On Jan. 14, 2010, the Clarion Ledger published an article lifting the concerns of advocacy groups as the state considers a possible 9 million in budget cuts to Oakley training school.
Click here to read the news story.
Lexington, MS – Pursuant to the Children First Act the following report card was published on the Holmes County School District. Note that Holmes County School District is “at risk of failing” and has been placed on probation for 2009-2010.
Click here to view the report card.
The Youth Rally at the Capitol on Monday, January 18, 2010 is cancelled. There is still a water crisis in Hinds County, State Offices are still closed-there is no water or bathroom facilities inside and with 100-150 youth and adults, there are health and sanitary risks factors we considered.
Thanks for your continued support!
Jackson, MS – On Jan. 11, 2010, staff of NJFC and other members of the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable submitted their views to the Legislative Task Force on Underperforming Schools.
Click here to read a news story published in the Clarion Ledger in which Ellen Reddy, executive director, is featured.
On Sept. 23 Southern Echo and the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable submitted their views to the MS State Superintendent of Education search committee on what characteristics a new State Supt. of Education ought to have to meet the most pressing needs of Mississippi public school children and the school districts in which they attend.