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The MPB Education department is a robust, boots-on-the-ground provider of services, resources and information. MPB Education offers a variety of rigorous programs both face-to-face and digitally. Services that focus on parents, children and families top the list of initiatives. The hands-on, consistent nurturing approach allows us to get to know those we serve, and dedicate consistent time to programs that have a lasting impact.


A Message from Tara Y. Wren, Director of Education

Mississippi Public Broadcasting continues to distinguish itself as one of the nation’s top public media stations through the production of programs aimed at making Mississippi better. We are one of only 30 stations in America with a statewide reach, offering television, radio and a boots on the ground Education department. At MPB, we take seriously our mission to improve the lives of Mississippians through information that is contextualized, complete and focused on issues that matter most to our citizens. The Education services department offers programs that span from early childhood to workforce development to digital learning. On any day of the week the team can be found providing programs or services in a community within the state of Mississippi.

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MPB Education Events



2020 Summer Learning Family Fun Week

Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s annual summer learning event went virtual this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families were invited to participate in a week of fun virtual learning during MPB’s Summer Learning Family Fun Week 2020 held June 21-27. The event this year was extra special because MPB celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

Each day participating families were invited to join us in hands-on activities designed to keep students excited about reading and learning and to help prevent summer learning loss. In addition to the daily hands-on activities, families also enjoyed a live Ed Said concert, story time with Terrance “Da Story Weaver” Roberts, an art workshop on making a “Groovy Summer Journal”, and a music workshop by Mississippi Teacher of the Year, Hannah Gadd Ardrey

Families that registered received participation prize packets. If you missed any of the sessions, you and your family can still enjoy the events and activities by visiting the Summer Learning Family Fun Week page.

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