Education

Louisiana Students Of The Year

Jun 23, 2020
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The Louisiana Department of Education today named the 2020 Students of the Year and honored all 21 regional finalists for the prestigious award during a virtual ceremony. 

The overall winners, one student from the elementary, middle and high school grades, were selected based on criteria that measure academic achievement, leadership skills, character, and for the first time this year, their career and technical education achievements.

In response to statewide school closures to curb the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Louisiana Department of Education today released

University of Louisiana Monroe

University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno, Jr., Ph.D., released a letter to the students, faculty and staff, providing information on the university’s preparations for the spread of coronavirus.

The president’s letter is as follows:

I want to keep you updated on the latest information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact to campus.

Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center detailed plans outlining the initial phases of providing cancer education, prevention and screening services to the Delta Region of Louisiana, thanks to a three-year grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

The more than $600,000 investment will serve a 12-parish area, officially kicking off with a check presentation and meetings aimed at gaining feedback from community members about cancer early detection needs in the area.

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The Early Head Start program provides services to improve early childhood development and prepare parents to be self-sufficient.

Early Head Start (EHS) is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families and the Office of Headstart that provides family-centered services for low-income families with very young children.

ULM Hosts Seminar On The Impeachment Process

Nov 13, 2019
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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 about 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.  

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