Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
MISSISSIPPI BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE FOR THE REDESIGN OF TEACHER PREPARATION TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETING
8/30/2007 -

WHAT: Mississippi Blue Ribbon Committee for the Redesign of Teacher Preparation (BRC) Town Hall Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, August 30, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mississippi State University Riley Center, 2200 5th Street, Meridian, MS

WHY: The BRC was convened in November 2006 to increase the quality and quantity of teachers in Mississippi by improving teacher preparation and recruitment programs in the state. After extensive research and evaluation, the BRC has identified a number of recommended changes to Mississippiís teacher education programs. Since July, the BRC has held Town Hall Meetings across the state to share information and solicit feedback regarding its preliminary recommendations. Tonight is the BRCís final Town Hall Meeting.

For more information, contact Dr. Lynn House, assistant commissioner of academic and student affairs, at (601) 432-6501 or e-mail brc@mississippi.edu.

BACKGROUND: Under the leadership of the Board of Trustees, IHL governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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