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MDE hosting literacy meetings for parents and students

JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Department of Education is hosting five meetings to share information based on the Literacy-Based Promotion Act for parents and students. 

The goal of these meetings is to inform parents and provide them with material they can use at home to help their children become better readers.

The meetings will take place all over the state. The Literacy-Based Promotion Act Focuses on prevention and intervention that will assist children in developing reading skills to get them to the fourth grade, reports WLBT.

Reports say that reading with your child for a mere 20 minutes a day while making a few strategic things apart of their routine, allow parents to have a significant impact on their child’s success in school.

Locations and dates for the meetings next month, all will begin at 6 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, February 18: Jackson – Cardozo Middle School
  • Thursday, February 19: Jackson – Kirksey Middle School
  • Monday, February 23: Meridian – Meridian High School Auditorium
  • Wednesday, February 25: Oxford – Oxford Conference Center
  • Tuesday, March 3: Hattiesburg – N.R. Burger Middle School Transploreum
  • Tuesday, March 17: Cleveland – Jacob Center (Ewing Hall), Delta State University
  • Thursday, March 19: Flowood – Northwest Rankin High School Auditorium
  • Tuesday, March 24: Biloxi – Biloxi High School Lecture Hall

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