East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Superintendent Warren Drake and Dr. Jacqueline Mims of the Istrouma Advisory Council joined Chad Sabadie on Local 33 News Today to discuss this year's reopening of Istrouma High School and various Spring events connected to the reopening.
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It As urban education landscapes grow more complex, families need help making sense of their public school options, both district and charter. To assist with this process, some cities have launched unified enrollment systems, providing a common timeline for procedures, common application materials, centralized mechanisms to match students to schools, and comprehensive information systems that explain the process and list participating schools. Roughly half a dozen cities have unified their enrollment systems and continue to refine them, with others starting to follow their lead This guide helps city education leaders better understand the benefits and costs of a fully unified enrollment system. It…
Alainna Widdifield is crowned 2017 Fathoms O’ Fun royalty queen
PORT ORCHARD — Alainna Widdifield is the 2017 Fathoms O’ Fun Royal Court Queen.
Teaching students how to navigate fake news
A family member posted an article on Facebook at the height of this past election season that made me stop scrolling for a moment The headline was written in all capital letters, as if it were screaming at me, and the web address was clearly not a mainstream source. As someone who works in public relations in the education field, I thought to myself: ‘Does anyone really believe this?’ Then I read the comments below the post. “I knew it!” one user exclaimed, accompanied by an angry emoji face, and “I can’t believe it, is this true?” another asked incredulously. One who dared to speak up with, “I don’t think so…look at the photos in the article,” was instantly shut down with another’s, “of course it is! I’ve been saying this all along.”…