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 partners with Blackburn Middle School

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

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

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

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

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Blackburn students learn about technical terms.

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

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JSU leaders observe the Blackburn wireless laboratory.

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

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

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

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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.

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"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.

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