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Louisiana Comeback To Help Schools Improve Student Performance

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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."

Cade Brumley, Superintendent for Louisiana's Department of Education announces a new program to help schools improve student performance.
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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.                       Data reveals Louisiana students had a drop in academic performance during the pandemic as schools shifted from in-classroom to virtual learning.

  

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