Eloise Portera receiving Governor's Award from Governor Musgrove

Kidzeum Wins Partners in Education Governor's Award

School partnerships aren't just a good idea. They are essential to student success. It is for this reason that Governor Ronnie Musgrove and the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education recognized the winners of the first annual Governor's Awards for Outstanding School-Community Partnerships at the 17th annual Partners in Education Seminar.

Winners in each of the four award categories are as follows:
•Elementary Partnership-The Kidzeum, Grenada School District, Grenada, MS •Secondary Partnership-Aberdeen Middle School BASF, Aberdeen School District, Aberdeen, MS
•District-Wide Partnership-Association for Excellence in Education/Jones County and Laurel School Districts, Laurel, MS
•Visionary Award -Ask for More Collaborative, Jackson Public Schools, Jackson, MS.

Selection criteria included the specified needs and goals of the partnership; activities; communication with students, parents, staff, employees, and news media; and effectiveness.

"We are grateful to Governor Musgrove for the opportunity to recognize our state's premier education partnerships," Beth Fisher, president of the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education, said. "The impact these dedicated organizations and individuals have on our state and our future is staggering to think about. It is an honor to recognize the best of the best."