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The past few weeks have been filled with terrific school pride events that often don't get talked about in the media so I thought I would share these five pictures with you directly.

In Baton Rouge, our January board meeting featured performances from our cheerleaders and dance team. Our Baton Rouge school serves grades K-4 this year.

Our nation’s capital is full of countless tales of humble servants who began their terms on an improbable journey to impactful American leadership.

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"A Black Cop Confronts the Crisis of Police Shootings and Racial Conflict: 'We All Bleed the Same.'"

by Charles Lussier (clussier@theadvocate.com)

Four new charter schools are opening their doors this week in Baton Rouge, joining an increasingly crowded local education marketplace.

They bring the total number of charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish to 25, double the total just three years ago. Charter schools are public schools run by private organizations via charters, or contracts.

K-14 Could become the norm

on Monday, 12 January 2015


One local educator contends his charter school is working with community colleges to achieve the goal of making two years of tuition-free community college the norm for high school students, in line with President Obama's proposal.

Kevin Teasley, who is president/CEO of the Indianapolis-based GEO Foundation which operates 21st Century Charter School in Gary, said that for the past eight years or so, the charter school has offered free community college courses to every one of its high school students who are willing to work for it.

We’ve graduated five students already who have earned their associate degree (60 college credits) through Ivy Tech Community College before earning their high school diploma from us," he said. Many have earned 30 college credits; most of our students graduate with at least nine college credits with that number growing each year as students (and their parents) start to see that earning an associate degree is really possible.

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