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Louisiana Comeback To Help Schools Improve Student Performance

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Courtesy: LDOE

ADDRESSING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE — Louisiana’s top public schools leader has released a $132 million plan for spending federal coronavirus aid that he hopes will help students recover from the learning losses that occurred when classroom teaching moved online because of the pandemic.  Superintendent of Education  Cade Brumley  made the announcement yesterday at a Children’s Museum in Baton Rouge.    He said data on students  performance revealed a gradual decline during the pandemic.   

"And there is a clear stairstep down as we move away from our schools and our teachers and as we move away from nutritional supports, well-being supports, and friends in that building every single day and move to fully virtual.," Brumley said.  "So we need to do everything within our power for the overwhelming majority of our students to keep them in-person in school every single day with those mitigation efforts."

"So we need to do everything within our power for the overwhelming majority of our students to keep them in-person in school every single day with those mitigation efforts." Cade Brumley, Superintendent of Louisiana's Department of Education

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Courtesy: AP News
Cade Brumley, Superintendent for Louisiana's Department of Education announces a new program to help schools improve student performance.

The federally funded  program called “Louisiana Comeback”  aims to  expand mental and behavioral health support at schools,   boost tutoring  and  literacy programs,   enhance summer learning initiatives and add new training for teachers.   Superintendent Brumley  is pushing for local school districts to use their larger shares of   federal relief money to advance the same goals as well.                       

  

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.