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JSU partners with Blackburn Middle School

Jackson State University and Jackson Public Schools entered into a historic agreement creating a partnership to enhance the quality of education offered at Blackburn Middle School. Blackburn will become a JSU laboratory school. JSU faculty and researchers will start working this summer with Blackburn faculty and administrators to create a school where excellence in education theory and practice can be observed, studied and utilized.

"We are thrilled about our JSU-Blackburn wireless initiative." - Dr. Justin Green, Blackburn Principal and JSU alumnus

Dean of JSU College of Education, Dr. Daniel Watkins extends his support of Blackburn's growth in technology.

JSU leaders and community support the JSU-Blackburn wireless initiative.

JSU Provost, Dr. James Renick speaks on the partnership with Blackburn.

Blackburn students learn about technical terms.

Principal Dr. Justin Green speaks on improvements and innovation at Blackburn.

JSU leaders observe the Blackburn wireless laboratory.

JPS Superintendent, Dr. Cedrick Gray speaks to local media about the JSU-Blackburn wireless initiative.

JSU and Blackburn aim to create a school where excellence in education theory and practice can be observed, studied and utilized.

"Action, not talk, is the key."- Cedrick Gray, JPS Superintendent

JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers, Ph.D., said she was “thrilled” about the agreement she signed with JPS Superintendent Cedrick Gray.

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"Improving academic achievement has always been the priority." - Vonda Beady, Executive Director for JPS Middle Schools.

"1.3 million students drop out of school each year. We are addressing the educational needs of middle school students across the nation." -Dr. Daniel Watkins, JSU's Dean of College of Education and Human Development.