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UM literacy teacher Angie Caldwell has played a key role in the partnership between the Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction and Dundee Elementary School in Tunica. Photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction is celebrating its 11th school year of successful partnership with Dundee Elementary School in Tunica.

Each year, CELI literacy specialists work with Dundee faculty to ensure the more than 200 students at the P-5 school are proficient readers by the end of third grade. Throughout the [...]

The 2019 cohort of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program at UM is (front row, from left): Emily Smith, ThiCat Vu, Addison Phelps, Mary Kellum, Shelby Phillips, Erin Brechtel, Katherine Clark, Sadie Stocks and Hannah Davis; (middle row) Celia Hunt, Camryn Long, Matthew Jalufka, Anna Robinson, Raegan Gourley, Taylor Swartz, Caroline Cross, Hailey Hamil, Kylie Scott and Savannah Armistead; and (back row) Madelyn Solari, Holly Gardner, Lauren Fiedler, Charles Deaton, Sebastian Mink, Chloe Crane, Kathleen Tune, Eleanor Perkins and Jordan White. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has welcomed [...]

The University of Mississippi's permanent endowment grew in its latest fiscal year to an all-time high, thanks to generous support from private donors. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi's permanent endowment grew in its latest fiscal year to an all-time high of $715 million, thanks in part to the seventh consecutive year of new gifts of $100 million or more.

Private support totaled more than $115.8 million from 30,332 donors, giving the university essential resources to continue providing exceptional experiences for students, faculty, researchers, health care [...]

Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read? Sept. 2018

National nonprofit to recruit Mississippi communities for reading program- Hechinger Report Dec. 2016

OUR OPINION: Energize state effort for grade-level reading – Daily Journal Dec. 2016

Prohibiting Social Promotion- Clarion Ledger Dec. 2016

Looking at illiteracy- Clarion Ledger Dec. 2016

Mississippi raises the bar students have to meet to pass third grade – The Hechinger Report Nov. 2016

Third-grade Reading Campaign Expanding with Low-income Outreach- Jackson Free Press Nov. 2016

City of Oxford, Lafayette County could help guide reading initiative – Daily Journal Nov. 2016

National child literacy program comes to Columbus – The Dispatch Dec. 2015

State’s 2nd Jumpstart: Mississippi University for Women- Washington Times Nov. 2015

MUW to create Jumpstart chapter – Daily Journal Nov. 2015

W, Ole Miss Jumpstart partnership helps children develop language, literacy skills

UM Literacy Center Takes Lead Role in Jumpstart Program- Ole Miss News Mar. 2015