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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.

JSU leaders and community support 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.

"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.