FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL—Britannica Education, (www.britannicaeducation.com), a global knowledge leader of reliable, award-winning reference and curriculum solutions, announced today a partnership with MAGNOLIA (Mississippi Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities Through Library Information Access) to provide a statewide suite of online resources for all publicly funded schools and libraries. Effective August 1, 2022, this partnership aims to continue reaching students, teachers, librarians, and parents by providing them with the tools they need to succeed.
Mississippi residents will have access to Britannica School at three levels:
Fundamentals (Pre-K–2) Filled with games, read-aloud books, drawing, and science exploration for Pre-K learners.
Elementary Level (Up to Grade 5) Elementary students have a safe place to search, discover, and explore!
Middle Level (Grades 5-8) Middle-grade students have curriculum-aligned games and activities, plus the ability to toggle between reading levels.
Britannica is excited to welcome the Magnolia state to its global educator community. In the United States alone, 6 in 10 educators use Britannica’s online databases to engage students and meet the needs of their communities. Britannica is committed to helping its latest regional partner do that and more.
With this recent announcement, Britannica’s Vice President Rick Booms said, “Our vision is to personalize education and design custom resources that meet the unique challenges of the markets we serve. We’re excited to partner, hand in hand, with Mississippi education leaders to help leverage technology creatively, making it easy for teachers to personalize, inspire, and educate while also ensuring learning is joyful and engaging for their students.”
About the MAGNOLIA:
MAGNOLIA provides online research databases for publicly funded schools, public libraries, community college libraries, and university libraries in Mississippi. MAGNOLIA’s mission is to provide all citizens of Mississippi with free, online access to thousands of full-text articles and research that can assist them with their educational, professional, and life-long learning endeavors. Individuals needing access to the latest research or information on almost any topic, can be accessed by searching the databases provided by MAGNOLIA. Stephen Cunetto, Chair of the MAGNOLIA Steering Committee, indicated “MAGNOLIA is very pleased to provide Mississippi public schools and public libraries with access to Britannica Schools, a resource that will be invaluable to our students’ growth and education.”
MAGNOLIA is funded by the Mississippi Legislature. For more information visit http://magonlia.msstate.edu.
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. is a global knowledge leader. A pioneer in digital learning for the past four decades, the company today serves the needs of students, lifelong learners, and professionals by providing award-winning reference and curriculum solutions, language-study courses, digital encyclopedias, and professional readiness training through its extensive products. Britannica has a presence in over 100 countries and reaches 150 million students—including 20 statewide and consortia contracts. Britannica Education, a subsidiary of Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is based out of Chicago, IL.
To learn more about the onboarding resources available—including personalized webinars and live training sessions from Britannica’s expert educators—visit britannicaeducation.com/blog/welcome-mississippi or contact us directly for guidance at [email protected].
John Ade, VP of Marketing