What does “Every Student Succeeds” mean for LA Children?

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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2016 Mayoral Runoff on 11-17-2006 CANCELLED

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As you all were made aware, invitations were sent to the candidates for
the Mayor-President prior to the primary, as announced at the October
20th LWVision luncheon.

On November 10th after 2 pm, Bodi White declined to participate in next week’s mayoral debate. As a non-partisan organization, Leaders with Vision cannot host a debate forum and/or town meeting with Sharon Western Broome ALONE, who DID accept the LWVision invitation. Forum 35 has decided to host Sharon Western Broome, since Bodi White cancelled on them as well.

Because of the late notification by ONE of the candidates and the fact that planning an effective alternative event with interesting speakers takes a lot of time, therefore, given such short notice the LWVision regrets that the November 17th debate luncheon must cancelled.

Our next event will be in January. If you have any ideas or suggestions for a topic for that public policy forum, please email them to lwvision@lwvision.org

Enjoy your holidays as we have much for which to be thankful and don’t forget to VOTE on DECEMBER 10th and to mail in your Annual Membership DUES.
See www.lwvision.org for details.

Together, we are…..
Building a better and more informed community,
Jean Armstrong,CPC,CED
LWVision President

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VIDEO: of Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District Candidates Forum courtesy of WBRZ Channel 2 /WBTR Channel 19

Thank You  WBRZ Channel 2/WBTR Channel 19, 

For those of you who were unable to attend and/or missed the
re-broadcasts of the forum for the 6th Congressional District candidates

A Very Special Thank you to WBRZ Channel 2 / WBTR Channel 19 executives
Rocky Daboval, General Manager
Chuck Bark, News Director
for being a media partner with Leaders With Vision to provide vital voter education
for the citizens of the Louisiana 6th Congressional District.
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    A Dialog on PARCC – Testing, Video

    Contact: Jean Armstrong CPC, CED, President
    Leaders With Vision
    225/927-2255

    “Never underestimate the power of knowledge & passion”

    Leaders With Vision (LWVision) announced today that the September 18, 2014 Public Policy luncheon forum will be “A Dialog on PARCC – Testing.”
    The public is invited to this event, which will be held at Drusilla Place, Ballroom, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge.

    Statewide: parents, teachers, stakeholders, and members of the public have expressed concern and confusion about PARCC and the testing of students under the supervision of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. PARCC is the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. To address those questions, LWVision’s confirmed panelists for the September 18, 2014 Perspective public policy forum are:

    • Noel Hammett – Former EBR Parish Public School Board President
    • Eric Lewis – Sable International; Designed Former Director of Louisiana BAEO
    • Russ Wise – Former River Parish Reporter
    • Mercedes Schneider – Public School Teacher/Education Author

    The public is invited. After the presentations by the panel, the audience
    is invited to submit questions in writing relative to the issue.
    Doors open at 11 a.m.; Lunch will be served at 11:40 am; and the program will begin
    promptly at12:00 noon. Tickets are $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members includes lunch and the program.  To ensure seating, Tickets may be purchased by credit card at www.LWVision.org  or email a request for reservations toLWVision@LWVision.org and pay by cash or check at registration desk.
    For more information, call (225) 927-2255.

     

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