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MELA Launches 3 Year Strategic Plan

Jackson, MS – December 7th, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Join Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA) for a virtual LUNCH & LAUNCH on Tuesday, December 8th via Facebook Live to learn more about the organization’s three-year strategic plan. The plan focuses on MELA’s work with partners across the state to achieve systemic change leading to the … Read more

MELA Welcomes April May as New Director of Coalitions and Programs

Jackson, MS – November 5th, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mississippi Early Learning Alliance is thrilled to announce that early learning advocate, April May, has joined their team as the new Coalitions and Programs Director. May joins MELA with 16 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Masters of Arts … Read more

MELA Executive Director Named to MDE Board

We at MELA are thrilled to share that our Executive Director, Dr. Angela S. Bass was appointed to the Mississippi Department of Education by Governor Reeves. We know firsthand how committed Dr. Bass is to the children of Mississippi and cannot imagine a better person to serve as a board member to guide the Department … Read more

Don’t Miss the EdsUp! Podcast

EdsUp! is a podcast from MELA partner the Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi. It’s all about children and those who care for them. Hosted by Dr. Cathy Grace and Dr. Melody Musgrove explore education and public policy issues with practical advice for parents, teachers and decision-makers. Each … Read more