Search Result for: Louisiana


Good Rural High School Case Study: Sicily Island High School, Sicily Island, louisiana

...chool Rubrics for Observations and Assessment to analyze Siciliy Island High School, Sicily Island, louisiana against the following principles: Principle 1. Curriculum and Instruction. Students do sustained academic work that draws upon and contributes to the place in which they live. Content and strategies are rigorous, authentic and expansive, engaging every student in a personalized learning environment at the highest level of his or her capabilities and preparing each child well for coll...
Date: 2004-12-01

louisiana Judge Questions Whether Vouchers Impacting Desegregation Orders

... require registration or expire over time. Rural Tangipahoa Parish school system argues that a new louisiana voucher law that diverts money per-pupil foundation funding from the local school district, is making it impossible for the district to comply with a long-standing desegregation order. That order requires the district to run magnet programs and build four new elementary schools. The district is projected to have an $8 million deficit next school year. U.S. District Judge Ivan L. R. Leme...
Date: 2012-10-29

louisiana Voucher Funding Unconstitutional

...e. Governor Bobby Jindal’s school voucher program met a significant obstacle in May when the louisiana Supreme Court struck down the state’s method of funding it. The Court also ruled that the method by which the law funding the program was introduced and enacted was unconstitutional. A 6–1 majority found the funding mechanism unconstitutional because it diverts funds from the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP), the state’s formula for funding public elementary and second...
Date: 2013-05-30

louisiana Voucher Law Still in Courts

...may require registration or expire over time. A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that Act 2, louisiana’s new voucher law, prevents the Tangipahoa Parish school system from complying with its desegregation order, but the state has appealed that decision. Late last year, U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle held that the program results in a flow of funding out of the district that prevents it from maintaining magnet programs and other efforts to encourage diversity. (Editor’s note...
Date: 2013-04-12

louisiana Youth Founder of Free Community Tax Center

...Jolanda Burton opened and began operating the first free tax center in her community of St. Helena, louisiana. With support from the Rural School and Community Trust and the louisiana Department of Social Services, the center has served hundreds of clients over the past three years, helping low-income members of their community received their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) — a provision in the federal tax code targeting people of incomes below $35,000 to offset the burden of social securi...
Date: 2008-05-29

New louisiana Law Offers Freedom From Many School Regulations

...nks are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. The louisiana Federation of Teachers has filed suit challenging a new louisiana law that gives superintendents and school boards broad authority to waive many state laws and regulations. The “Red Tape Reduction Act,” championed by Governor Bobby Jindal, went into effect this summer. The lawsuit challenging it as unconstitutional was filed immediately, claiming that the Act gives legislati...
Date: 2010-07-23

Rural louisiana Students Continue to Help Build Community Wealth

...in 2007 with a single St. Helena High School student, the youth-led poverty reduction work in rural louisiana has grown and developed into a multi-faceted community resource that improves the lives of residents. The Rural School and Community Trust provided seed money for the project, which originated from a high-school student’s desire to reduce poverty among low-wage workers and elderly residents in her community. (Editor’s note: See the RPM story about inspiring student Jolanda B...
Date: 2012-05-30

School-Based Clinic Serves All — East Feliciana Parish, louisiana

..., cleaning, and utilities. Hunt wrote and received a grant for school-based heath programs from the louisiana Office of Public Health to start the clinic. Program      RKM-Primary Care Clinic was opened in Clinton Middle School in February 2000. The success of the clinic and subsequent public and private grants enabled the clinic to expand and open an additional facility in the community. The clinic is staffed by Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and licensed Social ...
Date: 2006-04-01

2008 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

... Recipients 2008 Grant Recipients louisiana Tracy Martin, East Iberville Elementary/High School, St. Gabriel, louisiana Business Computer Applications: Writing a Business Plan Tracy attended the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship Conference in Baltimore, Maryland to enhance her classroom curriculum and learn how to inspire students to become business owners. Her Writing a Business Plan curriculum uses software su...
Date: 2009-04-03

2009 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...e Civil War in American Memory  Curriculum: The Civil War in American Memory     louisiana   Greenbrier Elementary Anne Brown is a kindergarten teacher who will travel to Namibia on an Earthwatch Expedition to learn all about Cheetahs. She will spend 15 days in Eland Joy, a 15,000-hectare working farm and headquarters of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. She will participate in wildlife surveys, help feed and care for captive cheetahs on-site, aid in the day-to-day operat...
Date: 2009-11-05

2010 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...p;Presentation: Fairy Tales and Battle Grounds  Curriculum: Letters from War     louisiana   Zachary Elementary School, Zachary 2nd- and 3rd-grade teachers Kristy Gilpin and Breigh Rainey traveled through Italy and France in the footsteps of great Renaissance thinkers, searching for their sources of inspiration that will empower their students to creatively seek methods for expanding their world view. Resources  Planning Guide and Curriculum: Leonardo da Vin...
Date: 2010-10-26

2016 Global Teacher Fellow Honored With Teach of the Year Award

...During its annual meeting in New Orleans, louisiana, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) presented Michael Williams, Warren New Tech High School, with their prestigious 2017 Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award, which is given annually for contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history. Michael was a Fellow of the Rural Trust's 2016 Global Teacher Fellowship Program. For his grounded commitment to his distri...
Date: 2017-05-11

Anything But Research-based: State Initiatives to Consolidate Schools and Districts

...tates have active initiatives or proposals that support rural small schools. For example: louisiana. The state of louisiana produced a paper examining the impact of consolidation and concluded, based on the research evidence, that consolidation is not in the best interests of students, communities, or the state. School consolidation remains a decision of local boards of education, most of which are parish-wide, but it is not actively pressured by the state. The paper is available at ht...
Date: 2006-03-06

Beating the Odds: High Performing, Small High Schools in the Rural South

...Fraize High School, Cloverport, Kentucky (press release) Sicily Island High School, Sicily Island, louisiana (press release, case study) Shaw High School, Shaw, Mississippi (press release, case study) Phelps Jr/Sr High School, Phelps, Kentucky (press release) The report concludes that the schools are "structurally simple but organically complex." Only one school has adopted one of the nationally recognized and packaged school reform models, while the others have developed their o...
Date: 2004-06-01

Building a New Community — Wakefield, Nebraska

...d its bilingual staff were providing medical services in the aftermath of the hurricanes in coastal louisiana. Wakefield looks forward to the time when the van returns. Currently, 78 children, newborn to 8-years-old, and their families participate in Center programs. The Wakefield Family Resource Center has also partnered with the local ministerial association in two significant ways. When the building in which the Center was located was condemned, they made arrangements with a local church to...
Date: 2006-04-01