Leaders with Vision will host a panel of the education stakeholders to present to the parents and other concerned people what their views of ESSA can do for Louisiana Children , this Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Drusilla Place in Baton Rouge, LA .
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides possible changes in the state’s method for rating school performance and outlines the annual process local school systems will complete in applying for federal funding. ESSA addresses;
§ Raise fundamental expectations for what it means to earn an “A” in Louisiana.
§ Measure and reward academic growth for all students.
§ Reduce state, district, and school-based testing.
§ Invest in partnerships to improve the most struggling schools.
§ Acknowledge the diplomas earned by students with significant cognitive disabilities.
§ Provide every student with enriching experiences.
§ Prepare the next generation of teachers under the mentorship of today’s experts.
Panelists confirmed at press time are:
Erin Bendily, La Dept of Education
Larry Carter, LA Federation of Teachers
Jennifer Coco, Southern Poverty Law Center
Don Songy, Governor’s Education Policy Advisor
When: Thursday, January 16, 2017. Doors open to press and audience at 11:15 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:45 with the forum beginning promptly at noon.
Where: Drusilla Place, 3482 Drusilla Lane, in the Bayou Room.
Reservations can be made on-line at WWW.LWVISION.ORG or send a request for reservations by e-mail to LWVision@LWVision.org or call 927-2255.
Reservations are recommended. Reservations are honored before walk-ins.
Tickets are: $25.00 General Admission. $20.00 For Members in Good Standing
Payment Options are: ON-LINE PAYMENT OPTION: www.LWVision.org
Registration: Checks or cash.
Net proceeds support the Leaders With Vision projects and education/voter service programs in Louisiana. If you have any questions, please call 225/927-2255 or send an email to: LWVision@LWVision.org
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