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Ask for More Jackson, Parents, MDE Team Up for Literacy Success

The Literacy- Based Promotion Act states that all 3rd graders in Mississippi must score a level three (3) on the English Language Arts (ELA) part of the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) test to be promoted to the 4th grade. Ask for More Jackson partnered with Mississippi Department of Education...

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Reading is a Never Ending Adventure!

Reading is a Never Ending Adventure Ask for More Jackson participated in Read Across America Day at Walton Elementary School and Smith Elementary School. Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association that began in 1997. One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the United States held on the...

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Dawson Parents Teaming for Literacy Success

Parents Teaming for Literacy Success (PTLS)  at Dawson Elementary SchoolPTLS is a different approach to the parent-teacher relationship in an effort to develop and facilitate an authentic, culturally relevant model for parent engagement, empowerment, and community. Parents are partners in their children’s learning in the PTLS program. With teachers, other...

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Ask for More Jackson Announces Gwen Gardner as Assistant Director

UBUNTU:  I am because we are. Gwendolyn (Gwen) Gardner has served as Principal in Residence for Ask for More Jackson (AFMJ) for almost 3 years. She has carried out this role with enthusiasm, experience and knowledge and a deep connection to principals, teachers, students and the communities we serve.  However,...

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Saturday School is So Cool at Johnson!

Ask for More Jackson is proud to be the convening partner with schools in the Lanier Pattern since 2000.  Saturday School is just one of the initiatives sponsored and supported by Ask for More Jackson. On Saturday, February 2, 2019, 138 selected scholars attended the first 2019 Saturday school at...

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Ask For More Jackson Salutes Bronze Award Winner

Ask For More Jackson salutes Mrs. Rosie R. Williams, a Green Elementary School Parent for achieving the Bronze Level Award for her participation in parent engagement activities for the 2017-2018 school year.     Ask For More Jackson’s Parents Leading and Learning Initiative (PLLI) promotes and encourages parental engagement at...

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Ask For More Jackson Honors 5 with Outstanding Educator Award

Presented in conjunction with the Community Foundation for Mississippi, represented by COO Jackie Bailey and Director of Finance Dawn Upchurch, Ask For More Jackson honored 5 Jackson Public School District teachers who go above and beyond inside and outside their classrooms at the annual Outstanding Educator Awards. Selected by their...

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Ask For More Jackson Joins Southern Policy & Practice Network

We at Ask For More Jackson are proud to announce our membership in the Southern Policy & Practice Network. The Southern Policy & Practice Network (SP&PN) is a learning and action group made of stakeholders committed to equitable outcomes for children from Florida, Georgia, Mississippi North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas....

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Giving Back During Back-To-School Time

On August 8th, Jackson Public School District will be in full swing with busy teachers, students, parents, and administrators. Consider giving back to the Jackson Public School scholars and teachers by helping teachers and families in need with school supplies!   Ask For More: For Students   Donate school supplies....

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2017 Leadership Academy Round-Up: Part 3

Carolyn Jolivette, Executive Director of Ask for More Jackson, had glowing comments about the Leadership Academy interns and expressed her pride in them and all of their hard work. “The culminating event for the Leadership Academy embodied so much of what the students had learned over the course of these...

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