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The Advocate
Walker High School project to go out to bids, construction could start as early as Marchcriticizing the possible expansion of power of New Schools for Baton Rouge. The
Walker High School project to go out to bids, construction could start as early as March
The Advocate / Posted 4 hours ago
criticizing the possible expansion of power of New Schools for Baton Rouge. The nonprofit has applied to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to become the state’s first private entity with the power to approve new charter... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdlethe schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019, by a vote of th
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdle
The Advocate / Posted 5 hours ago
the schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019, by a vote of the Orleans Parish School Board or the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. “We think two years is enough and are confident they will achieve it,” Leger... Read more
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The Advocate
Plans underway for proposed charter high school in Lafayette Parish2017, would pull seventh- and eighth-graders from both existing charter schools
Plans underway for proposed charter high school in Lafayette Parish
The Advocate / Posted 5 hours ago
2017, would pull seventh- and eighth-graders from both existing charter schools and add grades nine through 12. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education conditionally approved three schools for Charter Schools USA. Charter Schools USA... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdleof the schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019 by a vote of
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdle
The Advocate / Posted 7 hours ago
of the schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019 by a vote of the Orleans Parish School Board or the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. “We think two years is enough and are confident they will achieve it,” Leger... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdleof the schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019 by a vote of
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdle
The Advocate / Posted 8 hours ago
of the schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019 by a vote of the Orleans Parish School Board or the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The lone House member who criticized the bill was Rep. Joseph Bouie, D-New... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill targeting 'overwhelming' red tape in Louisiana schools fails; see why teacher unions oppose itdo their jobs without crushing paperwork requirements. It allows districts to
Bill targeting 'overwhelming' red tape in Louisiana schools fails; see why teacher unions oppose it
The Advocate / Posted 11 hours ago
do their jobs without crushing paperwork requirements. It allows districts to seek four-year waivers from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Carter said the law is hampered by several rules, including a requirement that... Read more
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The Advocate
Pre-K overhaul would benefit from revisions, report saysMelanie Bronfin, executive director of the group, said in a prepared statement
Pre-K overhaul would benefit from revisions, report says
The Advocate / Posted 11 hours ago
Melanie Bronfin, executive director of the group, said in a prepared statement that accompanied the review. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is set to consider oversight changes for the 2016-17 school year at its June... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill targeting 'overwhelming' red tape in Louisiana schools fails; see why teacher unions oppose itdo their jobs without crushing paperwork requirements. It allows districts to
Bill targeting 'overwhelming' red tape in Louisiana schools fails; see why teacher unions oppose it
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
do their jobs without crushing paperwork requirements. It allows districts to seek four-year waivers from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Carter said the law is hampered by several rules, including a requirement that... Read more
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The Advocate
Bid to curb redtape for teachers fails in House paneldo their jobs without crushing paperwork requirements. It allows districts to
Bid to curb redtape for teachers fails in House panel
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
do their jobs without crushing paperwork requirements. It allows districts to seek four-year waivers from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Carter said the law is hampered by several rules, including a requirement that... Read more
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The Advocate
Getting a new ER, legalizing ATVs for roads, curbing children’s insurance are among the ideas of State Rep District 29 candidatesallows the schools to have lower education standards that ultimately hurt stude
Getting a new ER, legalizing ATVs for roads, curbing children’s insurance are among the ideas of State Rep District 29 candidates
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
allows the schools to have lower education standards that ultimately hurt students. She also does not want the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to have the authority to overrule local school boards on charter school... Read more
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The Advocate
Perhaps hard to believe, but there's one set of ex-Gov. Bobby Jindal’s ideas still in play in Louisianafavors charter schools and other components of the school choice movement that
Perhaps hard to believe, but there's one set of ex-Gov. Bobby Jindal’s ideas still in play in Louisiana
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
favors charter schools and other components of the school choice movement that Jindal had championed. It also elected a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education majority that supports the so-called reform movement, and that is sticking with... Read more
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The Advocate
Orleans school board fires back at Lusher, Lake Forest over special-needs fundingwith charter schools. It says charters will be funded according to the per-stud
Orleans school board fires back at Lusher, Lake Forest over special-needs funding
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
with charter schools. It says charters will be funded according to the per-student formula adopted annually by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. However, that portion of the law was amended last year to provide for a... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana expected to tweak rules on training new teachersthan $4.8 million to fund the program. After receiving input from educators, t
Louisiana expected to tweak rules on training new teachers
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
than $4.8 million to fund the program. After receiving input from educators, the department this summer will ask the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to require would-be teachers to do a yearlong residency before they can obtain... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Louisiana may change teacher licensing requirementsthan $4.8 million to fund the program. After receiving input from educators, t
Louisiana may change teacher licensing requirements
The Daily Comet / Posted 3 days ago
than $4.8 million to fund the program. After receiving input from educators, the department this summer will ask the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to require would-be teachers to do a yearlong residency before they can obtain... Read more
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The Advocate
No surprise that Gov. John Bel Edwards’ education bills stalledfavors charter schools and other components of the school choice movement that
No surprise that Gov. John Bel Edwards’ education bills stalled
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
favors charter schools and other components of the school choice movement that Jindal had championed. It also elected a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education majority that supports the self-styled reform movement, and that is sticking with... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Louisiana may change teacher licensing requirementsthan $4.8 million to fund the program. After receiving input from educators, t
Louisiana may change teacher licensing requirements
The Houma Courier / Posted 3 days ago
than $4.8 million to fund the program. After receiving input from educators, the department this summer will ask the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to require would-be teachers to do a yearlong residency before they can obtain... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana expected to tweak rules on training new teachersthan $4.8 million to fund the program. After receiving input from educators, t
Louisiana expected to tweak rules on training new teachers
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
than $4.8 million to fund the program. After receiving input from educators, the department this summer will ask the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to require would-be teachers to do a yearlong residency before they can obtain... Read more
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The Advocate
Pre-K overhaul would benefit from revisions, report saysMelanie Bronfin, executive director of the group, said in a prepared statement
Pre-K overhaul would benefit from revisions, report says
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
Melanie Bronfin, executive director of the group, said in a prepared statement that accompanied the review. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is set to consider oversight changes for the 2016-17 school year at its June... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Report suggests revisions to Louisiana's pre-K overhaulschool year, and 95 percent of classrooms were rated proficient. The Advocate
Report suggests revisions to Louisiana's pre-K overhaul
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 6 days ago
school year, and 95 percent of classrooms were rated proficient. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1TaiWUN ) that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is set to consider oversight changes for the 2016-17 school year at its June... Read more
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The Advocate
Pre-K overhaul would benefit from revisions, report saysMelanie Bronfin, executive director of the group, said in a prepared statement
Pre-K overhaul would benefit from revisions, report says
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
Melanie Bronfin, executive director of the group, said in a prepared statement that accompanied the review. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is set to consider oversight changes for the 2016-17 school year at its June... Read more
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The Advocate
Pre-K overhaul would benefit from revisions, report saysMelanie Bronfin, executive director of the group, said in a prepared statement
Pre-K overhaul would benefit from revisions, report says
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
Melanie Bronfin, executive director of the group, said in a prepared statement that accompanied the review. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is set to consider oversight changes for the 2016-17 school year at its June... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Revised Common Core tests spark little debate, no widespread boycottsof test jumpers last year, did not return calls for comment. Kathy Edmonston,
Revised Common Core tests spark little debate, no widespread boycotts
The Houma Courier / Posted 10 days ago
of test jumpers last year, did not return calls for comment. Kathy Edmonston, a Common Core critic and member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said only a few parishes in her BESE district are stirring. "It is really... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Revised Common Core tests spark little debate, no widespread boycottsof test jumpers last year, did not return calls for comment. Kathy Edmonston,
Revised Common Core tests spark little debate, no widespread boycotts
The Daily Comet / Posted 10 days ago
of test jumpers last year, did not return calls for comment. Kathy Edmonston, a Common Core critic and member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said only a few parishes in her BESE district are stirring. "It is really... Read more
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The Advocate
Revised Common Core tests spark little debate, no widespread boycotts this year: 'It's a lot quieter'of test jumpers last year, did not return calls for comment. Kathy Edmonston,
Revised Common Core tests spark little debate, no widespread boycotts this year: 'It's a lot quieter'
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
of test jumpers last year, did not return calls for comment. Kathy Edmonston, a Common Core critic and member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said only a few parishes in her BESE district are stirring. “It is really... Read more
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The Advocate
Revised Common Core tests spark little debateof test jumpers last year, did not return calls for comment. Kathy Edmonston,
Revised Common Core tests spark little debate
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
of test jumpers last year, did not return calls for comment. Kathy Edmonston, a Common Core critic and member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said only a few parishes in her BESE district are stirring. “It is really... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Retired Nashoba Tech supt. working as state adviserentity from working more than 960 hours in a calendar year. In this role, Klimk
Retired Nashoba Tech supt. working as state adviser
Lowell Sun / Posted 13 days ago
entity from working more than 960 hours in a calendar year. In this role, Klimkiewicz will "advise the commissioner and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on strategies to meet these goals and help to coordinate DESE's activities with... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to curb charter schools shelvedback the proposal in hopes of keeping the measure alive. The original proposal
Bill to curb charter schools shelved
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
back the proposal in hopes of keeping the measure alive. The original proposal — Senate Bill 170 — would ban the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from overriding local boards that reject charter school applications in A and B... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards-backed bid to curb charter schools fails in Senate paneleven after twice scaling back the proposal in hopes of keeping the measure aliv
Edwards-backed bid to curb charter schools fails in Senate panel
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
even after twice scaling back the proposal in hopes of keeping the measure alive. The original bill would ban the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from overridding local boards that reject charter school applications in A and B... Read more
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The Advocate
Baker High staff and students are ‘like buffaloes,’ says superintendent, braving the cold until the heat is returned, hopefully by Wednesdayof charter schools. Board member Doris Alexander was absent. The education-fo
Baker High staff and students are ‘like buffaloes,’ says superintendent, braving the cold until the heat is returned, hopefully by Wednesday
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
of charter schools. Board member Doris Alexander was absent. The education-focused nonprofit applied to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in December to become the first private charter school authorizer in the state.... Read more
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The Advocate
Legislation to ban one charter school option clears Senate panelBel Edwards. It next faces action in the full Senate. Under current rules, lo
Legislation to ban one charter school option clears Senate panel
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
Bel Edwards. It next faces action in the full Senate. Under current rules, local groups that win approval from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education can enter into agreements with a charter school group. None have been approved,... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
'I'm scared,' Haughton man says as more rain is expectedParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
'I'm scared,' Haughton man says as more rain is expected
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Fight breaks out at little league gameParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
Fight breaks out at little league game
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Stop ticketing lemonade stands, Louisiana's senators sayParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
Stop ticketing lemonade stands, Louisiana's senators say
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Celebrate Education week draws thousands of youngstersParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
Celebrate Education week draws thousands of youngsters
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
WWE star Chyna found deadParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
WWE star Chyna found dead
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Free-floating planetary-mass object discoveredParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
Free-floating planetary-mass object discovered
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
McDonald's quashes all-you-can-eat fries reportsParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
McDonald's quashes all-you-can-eat fries reports
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
400lb fish caught with wrenchParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
400lb fish caught with wrench
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Ben Carson would like to see Harriet Tubman on $2 billParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
Ben Carson would like to see Harriet Tubman on $2 bill
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Tesla Model 3 preorders near 400,000Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
Tesla Model 3 preorders near 400,000
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Mother Nature creates flooding problems in HaughtonParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
Mother Nature creates flooding problems in Haughton
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 15 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Suspected drug dealer flees deputy in Plain DealingParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
Suspected drug dealer flees deputy in Plain Dealing
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 15 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
BESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tourParish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elem
BESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 15 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Flood-waters prompts Webster Parish school to move commencement ceremony locationParish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part
Flood-waters prompts Webster Parish school to move commencement ceremony location
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 15 days ago
Parish school as part of statewide tourBESE visits DeSoto Parish school as part of statewide tour Some members of the BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had an opportunity to tour a program at Mansfield Middle School that helps... Read more
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Business Wire
KinderCare Center Pre-K Teacher Asks State Legislatures to Sustain Pre-K Fundingpreschool students for kindergarten. The program, part of the Louisiana Educati
KinderCare Center Pre-K Teacher Asks State Legislatures to Sustain Pre-K Funding
Business Wire / Posted 17 days ago
preschool students for kindergarten. The program, part of the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund administered by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, provides more than $160 million to preschool programs across the state. About... Read more
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The Advocate
Jefferson school board member addresses scrutiny: ‘If people think I’m against Kenner Discovery, you’re wrong’has backed bills that would limit voucher eligibility to students attending sch
Jefferson school board member addresses scrutiny: ‘If people think I’m against Kenner Discovery, you’re wrong’
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
has backed bills that would limit voucher eligibility to students attending schools graded D and F and would stop the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from overriding A- and B-rated school districts’ denials of new charter... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. Edwards, other leaders celebrate launch of French immersion program at school in Pointe Coupee Parishdistrict in its efforts. At Friday’s news conference, White promised the schoo
Gov. Edwards, other leaders celebrate launch of French immersion program at school in Pointe Coupee Parish
The Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
district in its efforts. At Friday’s news conference, White promised the school district a $10,000 grant from the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for curriculum development. State legislators from the region also contributed... Read more
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The Advocate
Jefferson public schools progressing even amid leadership shifts, business leaders saypast two school years, that hasn’t been the case, said James Garvey, a foundati
Jefferson public schools progressing even amid leadership shifts, business leaders say
The Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
past two school years, that hasn’t been the case, said James Garvey, a foundation board member and president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. “I don’t think anybody at this table six or seven years ago would have thought... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. Edwards, other leaders celebrate launch of French immersion program at school in Pointe Coupee Parishdistrict in its efforts. At Friday’s press conference, White promised the scho
Gov. Edwards, other leaders celebrate launch of French immersion program at school in Pointe Coupee Parish
The Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
district in its efforts. At Friday’s press conference, White promised the school district a $10,000 grant from the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for curriculum development. State legislators from the region also contributed... Read more
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The Advocate
Jefferson public schools progressing even amid leadership shifts, business leaders saypast two school years, that hasn’t been the case, said James Garvey, a foundati
Jefferson public schools progressing even amid leadership shifts, business leaders say
The Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
past two school years, that hasn’t been the case, said James Garvey, a foundation board member and president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. “I don’t think anybody at this table six or seven years ago would have thought... Read more
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