education

WRKF
12:53 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Interviews: Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's Tim Muffett, And Discussing Post-Secondary Education

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 10:04 am

Former Home Depot CEO Steve Odland and Patrick Callan, with the National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education, discuss the importance of post-secondary education.

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra conductor Maestro Tim Muffett talks about the upcoming performance by Tony Award winning singer Audra McDonald and more.

Medical journalist and author Jessica Wapner on her book, "The Philadelphia Chromosome"

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:45 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Professional Identity Crises

Andre Perry, Ph.D.

Parents have always held visions of what professional uniforms their sons or daughters should wear. These visions are becoming fetishes in a world in which professional titles provide license to a reframed American Dream. Christina Freeland describes it as a “winner-take-all economy” in which “education is the trump card.” Consequently, parents over time have increased their investments in education to ensure that their children are not second-class citizens in a high skilled economy.

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WRKF
12:25 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Interviews: LFT President Steve Monaghan, Reporter & Author Bob Sullivan

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 12:49 pm

Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan discusses the state Supreme Court ruling against Louisiana's private school vouchers program.

Author Claire Manes talks about her book, "Out Of The Shadow Of Leprosy", about her grandfather's struggle with Hanson's Disease at the Carville Hospital.

NBC investigative reporter and author Bob Sullivan on his book, "The Plateau Effect"

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WRKF
8:59 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Jindal Promises Continued State Funding for Vouchers

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 9:10 am

The State Supreme Court has ruled that the state can't pay private school tuition through the same funding channel as it uses to support public schools.

Now, Gov. Bobby Jindal is going to have to find another way to keep the voucher program going.

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Education
2:19 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

La. Supreme Court Rules School Vouchers Unconstitutional

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has been a proponent of school vouchers.
Alex Wong Getty Images

The Louisiana Supreme Court handed Gov. Bobby Jindal a loss today: It agreed with a lower court that his method of funding private school tuition through vouchers was unconstitutional.

For the past year, explains the AP, Jindal's administration has used "money earmarked for public schools in the state's Minimum Foundation Program to pay for private school tuition."

In a 6-1 vote, the court decided the funding mechanism was unconstitutional.

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Community
8:27 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Community Impact Series: New Orleans Kids Partnership

In the new landscape of public education in New Orleans, many students crisscross the city each day to attend classes. But a new initiative is aimed at making the neighborhood school just down the street into a more accessible hub to find enrichment programs and other services.

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Education
6:30 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Student Test Scores Used to Measure Teacher Training

 

Investigative journalism site The Lens features a story by Sarah Carr today. Carr looks at a Louisiana program that uses student test scores to evaluate teacher training programs. The education reporter sat down with WWNO's Eve Troeh to talk about her latest work, which Carr says could transform teacher training in Louisiana and across the nation.

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WRKF
10:50 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Lawmakers Endorse Delay of Teacher Evaluation Consequences

The House Education Committee has agreed to a proposal that would delay the disciplinary effects of a new teacher evaluation system for another year while school districts work out any kinks.

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:54 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Meeting the Diverse Needs of Learners

I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to education. Remember when former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum branded President Obama a snob for wanting everyone in America to go to college? Well, I constantly build schools in the air resembling ivy covered college campuses fashioned after antiquity’s trivium and quadrivium.

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WRKF
9:36 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Southeast School District In Baton Rouge Tries Again

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 8:52 am

The slice of east Baton Rouge between Interstates 10 and 12 may be a step closer to seeing its own school district.

A constitutional amendment that would have funded the district failed to pass in the House last year. The same measure passed through the Senate Education committee Thursday without much debate.

Parents that live from Inniswold to Shenndoah testified that they just want to make schools safer and more academically successful for their children, like Norman Browning, president of the pro-breakaway group ‘Local Schools for Local Children.’

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