Better Together Overview
When parents, families and communities partner with schools to support learning, students succeed. That's why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, the Jackson Public School (JPS) district, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation have come together to form a 15-member volunteer commission representative of all sectors. In 2018, the commission is charged with working with the community to create a plan that ensures the academic success of all JPS students.
Over the next year, the commission will lead a comprehensive study of Jackson’s educational system, while also leveraging the expertise of local, state and national resources. Additionally, the commission will engage the community through listening tours, a poll and door-to-door canvassing to create a plan of action that includes the community’s vision and voice and ensures the success of all 25,595 JPS students.