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With impeachment proceedings underway in D.C., misinformation and questions have been circulating around the country. The University of Louisiana at Monroe Political Science Department will host a seminar, "Impeachment 1001," to teach about the process and answer questions from guests. 

ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno, approached political science professors earlier this week about possibly hosting a class on the impeachment process for the community. Dr. Jessica Schofield, one of ULM's Political Science professors, thought this was a great idea.

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Elisha Ministries is hosting Understanding The Dynamics of Poverty this Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 8 am - 4 pm. The event will be held at the Ruston Civic Center in the Peach Suite on 401 Trenton St, Ruston.

The program being sponsored that day is a research-based poverty training to assist direct providers to understand and identify effective stratagies to support, encourage, and empower those affected to break the poverty cycle. The entrace fee is free to all that attend. 

Louisiana Governor Signs $30B Budget; Touts Teacher Raises

Jun 19, 2019
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Saying "a great education cures a lot of ills," Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday signed Louisiana's $30 billion operating budget at a Baton Rouge elementary school where he hailed the first statewide public school teacher raise in a decade.

The 2019-20 budget starting July 1 contains increases for public elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, early learning programs, health care services and public safety programs.

Louisiana state senators Wednesday backed a $3.8 billion public school formula that includes all financing increases sought by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Support for the K-12 spending plan came in a 37-1 vote that puts the Senate at odds with House Republicans, who stalled the same proposal in their chamber.

The formula that won Senate passage includes $140 million in increases: a $1,000 teacher pay raise, $500 raise for school support workers and $39 million in new block grant money for school districts.

PRIMETIME Head Start

Jan 23, 2019
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Head Start has three operational sites and is opening another facility.  This new Head Start facility will be located at 1201 Stubbs Avenue. A job fair is being held to fill the new child develpment center. The job fair will be February 1, 2019.

Find out more at www.primetimefamily.org.

Many jobs are needing to be filled that are not necessarily teacher positions.  

ULM Vision 2031

Jan 18, 2019

The economic driver of many small communities is too often its university. A group of local businessmen came up with a progressive idea over coffee. The proposal is to build a better economic base for Ouachita Parish in hopes to better the quality of life, provide strong occupational assets, offer superb healthcare, and an educated work force.

ULM President, Dr. Nick Joseph Bruno, explains how the University of Louisiana at Monroe could help establish Ouachita Parish as a premiere cultural and research community.

ULM Offers Fun/CE Classes For Spring 2019

Jan 16, 2019
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College classes don't have to be about college credit. Sometimes they can be fun or used to advance your knowledge. Ida Wilson, ULM Coordinator of Non-Credit Classes has both to offer this Spring. 

In February, Swing Dancing will be offered as well as Basic Digital Photography and Photo Editing, and Private Investigator Training.

If you're artistic, March has just what you need: Floral Design and Watercolor Painting. 

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Health and community organizations around the state will join with the Louisiana Department of Health to shed light on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Louisiana as part of NOLA HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day. Events will be held from November 30 through December 1 throughout the state to make an effort to remove the stigma surrounding these diseases and to slow the epidemic in Louisiana by sharing education about resources for testing and treatment. 

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State education officials have released the latest data on how well child care centers and schools in Louisiana are educating children.

State Superintendent of Education John White discussed the figures at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

The department says in a news release that the figures  detail how well state education institutions prepared students for "the next level of learning" during the last school year.

Results can be found here later this afternoon. 

Largely unchecked public school fees in Louisiana are affecting low-income students' access to classes and services.

The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported Sunday that school officials and boards currently have near unregulated authority when it comes to imposing student fees.

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