Long Beach School District to take part in Mission Acceleration

Long Beach School District has been selected to be a part of Mission Acceleration’s pilot program designed to accelerate reading achievement for 1,000 children in Mississippi.

The district was selected to join in the pilot project with the Center for Excellency in Literacy Instruction and the University of Mississippi.

This project was developed to address the need for learning recovery due to extend periods of time spent out of school or away from school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will provide a combination of high-dose tutoring using evidence-based reading interventions, digital library, and meaningful academic and social connections with college role models. Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Kelleigh Reynolds said, “It’s extremely important to develop strong readers at a very young age. The ability to read impacts every aspect of later learning and as ample research has shown the correlation between third grade reading ability and later success in life as well as contribution to the community and dropout prevention.”

This program gives college students an opportunity to serve as academic guides to K-5 students and make a difference while earning a $1,000 stipend per semester.

All current college students with a 3.25 GPA are encouraged to apply. You don’t have to be an education major to participate.

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