HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Summer school students in a classroom here sat silent with raised hands as De'Asia Sias stood before them talking about “Finding Nemo” and the lesson on persistence hidden in the fishy film. Sias, a Greenville native and member of the Mississippi Teacher Corps at the University of Mississippi, where she isRead the story …

The post Finding the Inner Teacher in Holly Springs appeared first on Ole Miss News.


OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Mission Acceleration pilot program aims to get 1,000 of the state's youngest students reading at grade level through intensive tutoring to fight learning loss caused by time away from classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mission Acceleration works through high-dosage tutoring, evidence-based reading interventions, a vast digital library, andRead the story …

The post Mission Acceleration Fights Pandemic Learning Loss appeared first on Ole Miss News.


OXFORD, Miss. – Jumpstart, a University of Mississippi-based organization that trains college students to teach preschool children from resource-challenged families, is broadening its efforts to ensure the state's children are well-prepared for kindergarten. Jumpstart is expanding into Jackson and Meridian as Mississippi fourth-graders posted the nation's best reading scores in 2019, and all grades wereRead the story …

The post Building on Success, Jumpstart Expands Its Reach appeared first on Ole Miss News.


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