Jefferson Parish schools

Cade Brumley was sworn in as Superintendent of Jefferson Parish Schools.
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Jefferson Parish schools swore in its new superintendent Monday night - former DeSoto Parish schools superintendent Cade Brumley.

Results from the 2018 state standardized tests show New Orleans-area students are trailing their peers statewide.
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On average, kids in Louisiana public schools tested slightly better on their standardized tests this year. But New Orleans-area kids still trail behind the state, and achievment gaps for certain groups of students remain persistent.

 

This year kids were tested in math, social studies and English language arts (ELA). The state raised the bar this year for what it means to be on grade level - students now have to score at the “mastery" level to meet the standard.