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Failing Caddo Schools Focus Of Meeting With LDOE

Courtesy: LDOE

FAILING SCHOOLS IN CADDO PARISH - The Louisiana Department of Education and the Recovery School District hosted a public meeting at the Peaceful Rest Baptist Church in Shreveport LAST NIGHT to address the plans for struggling Caddo Parish Schools and concerns about the fact that 37 out of 66 Caddo Parish Schools currently have a "D" or "F" rating regarding academic achievement.    Louisiana Recovery School District Superintendent, Patrick Dobard and State Superintendent of Education John White listened to comments from concerned parents and others.    Many who spoke out say they’re, frustrated with the situation and in what they  say is neglect of lower-income schools in the district. 

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. 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.