Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 6:02 pm
The state Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case against the statewide school voucher program.
At issue is whether private school tuition can be paid for with the funds that would otherwise go to struggling public schools.
At Hosanna Christian Academy, the tuition is being used in the battle to bring voucher students up to grade level. Hosanna's intervention strategies were inspired by the turnaround efforts at public Winbourne Elementary.
Rapides Youth Orchestra is on a roll. The students are preparing to play concerts at Carnegie Hall and the White House in December. But before then, they’ll compete in the Crescent City Classic National Orchestra Competition on March 23. Later this month, they’ll perform the National Anthem at a New Orleans Hornets game. Classical guitarist John De Chiaro teaches string instruments at three public schools in Alexandria. He says it’s easy to spot the kids who will stick with music.
Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 4:13 pm
Kermit Poling sits down with violinist Philippe Quint and Music Director Michael Butterman to talk about the Four Seasons Concert this Saturday with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. They also play a Tchaikovsky melody in our new studio. The concert Saturday features the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires . Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 will open the performance. Information about the concert can be found at Shreveport Symphony.
The Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing will formally open its new state headquarters and training center on March 16 in Nacogdoches, Texas. It’s located in the former Texas Army National Guard Armory next to the A.L. Mangham Regional Airport. Wing Commander Brooks Cima described the move to Nacogdoches as a "happy accident" when the armory came up for bid.