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Go Alliance

An interstate cooperative to increase high school graduation rates, access to education beyond high school, and postsecondary degree completion — particularly for those who would be the first in their families to enroll. Go Alliance research, services and professional development focus on college access policy and communications strategies to motivate students to plan for and apply to college.

Mississippi is a Go Alliance member state.

Go Alliance Representative: Marsha Watson, CACG Program Director, Institutions of Higher Learning

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Educational Technology Cooperative

Membership group of state K-12 and higher education coordinating and governing boards that represent more than 800 colleges and universities and 3,100 school districts in SREB states. The ETC focuses member agencies and state policymakers on using technology wisely, helps states understand technology issues, and forms an action agenda for effectively using technology in education. 

Mississippi representatives attended the spring and summer webinars. Mississippi sent two attendees to the 2017 annual meeting on teaching and technology.

Mississippi ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on the working groups for revisions. Eric Atchison of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning served as the team leader for the policy and compliance working group. Eric also serves on the ETC Executive Committee, representing higher education.

Eric Atchison, Director of System Analysis, Research and Enrollment Management at the Mississippi Institutions for Higher Learning, represented higher education technology interests at the Personalized Learning Regional Meeting in May 2017. State teams attended the meeting to learn more about personalized learning in a digitized world so they could determine how to develop a comprehensive and sustainable effort to support personalized learning in their states.

Mississippi ETC Representatives: Eric Atchison, Director of System Analysis, Research and Enrollment Management, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

Ray Smith, Assistant Executive Director of Technology, Mississippi Community College Board

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Technology Purchasing Savings

Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $1.7 million on $17 million in technology purchases during fiscal year 2016 through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.

Mississippi saved $131,463 on $1,329,238​ in technology purchases in fiscal year 2017.

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