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Mississippi EPFP

MISSISSIPPI 

Education Policy Fellowship Program

 

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EPFP was extremely beneficial to me as a community leader. I learned valuable advocacy strategies, relationship building, and grass roots efforts that I will utilize in my practice for years to come!   Kimberly Alford, Director of Instruction, MS EPFP 2018-2019

 I am grateful for this opportunity that I believe has better equipped me to serve students, teachers, and my community.  Mary Alex Thigpen, Educator, MS EPFP 2018-2019

One of the most powerful and rewarding experiences an educator can have. This program connects all areas of p-16 and external agencies. We all are working together to make changes in our state, and yet we have so few places to interact. This program helps make those important entities so we can have a larger, more cohesive impact in our state.   —Ellen Shelton, University of Mississippi, MS EPFP 2018-2019

You will learn the most productive avenue to effect change in the area of education that is most important to you. Sometimes that will include going directly to the source, or going over, under, around or create something brand new!    —Melissa Luckett, Instructional Design Specialist, MS EPFP 2018-2019

 

 

 Overview

The Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is a year-long program that convenes education stakeholders from across the state of Mississippi to learn more about local, state, and national policy and develop skills to advocate for education policies with a focus on educational equity.

Mississippi EPFP Fellows:

  • develop deeper understanding of current local, state, and national education policy issues with a focus on educational equity
  • build knowledge and skills to engage in effective advocacy
  • strengthen leadership skills and build networks to to advance the work as effective education advocates
Mississippi EPFP Fellows are professionals who have a direct interest in education policy from preschool through higher education. This includes educators, administrators, and higher education professionals as well as individuals from non-profit, community-based and business organizations and social service agencies. 
 

 

 

Focus of MS EPFP

Over a nine-month commitment, fellows concentrate on three program strands: public policy, leadership, and professional networking. Fellows remain in their full-time positions and use their environment as the context for examining important leadership and policy issues in Mississippi.

Fellows learn about specific policy issues, policymaking, and implementation processes; the intersections of local, state, and national policies; and how effective leaders function in the policy environment. Participation in the EPFP opens doors for fellows to network and collaborate with statewide and national education leaders. Upon program completion, fellows gain access to a rich, national alumni network.

The program brings fellows and ideas together through a variety of onsite learning activities. Participants will hear and discuss education policy with respected policymakers from across the state and nation. At the end of the year, fellows will be better informed and more skillful advocates for sound public policy. 

 

 

 

Meeting Information

Meetings are held monthly in Jackson, MS from September through May.

In March, fellows travel to Washington DC for a four day Washington Policy Seminar.

CEUs are available.

Tentative 2019-2020 Dates

September 12, 2019

October 10, 2019

Nov 14, 2019

Dec 12, 2019

Jan 23, 2020

February 20, 2020

March 21-25, 2020 (Washington Policy Seminar in Washington DC)

April 23, 2020

Program Graduation in May, date TBD

 

Program Costs

Tuition: $2250*
Hotel, Meals, Flight for WPS: $1,500 (estimated)
TOTAL: Approximately $3,750

*covers administrative and meeting costs, including meals, materials, and activities at all monthly meetings in Jackson, as well as conference registration and most meals during the Washington Policy Seminar.  Many 

Apply Now!

Review of applications for the 2019-2020 Cohort will begin June 15

and continue until available openings are filled.

 Space is limited, so apply now!

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LEARN MORE ABOUT MISSISSIPPI EPFP:

Frequently Asked Questions

MS EPFP Coordinators

 

Email: ms.epfp@gmail.com

 

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