The Mississippi Department of Education recently announced that it will host five meetings throughout the state for parents of Kindergarten through 3rd grade students to share information on how they can help their child become better readers.  The meetings will provide an overview of the Literacy-Based Promotion Act and teach strategies that parents can use at home to help their children improve their reading.   The following meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m.:
  1. Thursday, February 11:  Oxford – Oxford Convention Center
  2. Monday, February 22:  Jackson – North Jackson Elementary
  3. Tuesday, February 23:  Jackson – Bates Elementary
  4. Wednesday, February 24:  Hattiesburg – N.R. Burger Middle School
  5. Thursday, March 3:  Cleveland – Ewing Hall, Delta State University