Community to celebrate Amite valedictorian denied walk

Almost three weeks after the valedictorian of Amite High School was denied his walk across the stage because of his facial hair, a state leader is giving him his own graduation. The celebration for Andrew Jones will be held June 17 at the African-American Heritage Museum, 1600 Phoenix Square in Hammond at 7 p.m.

Rep. Jackson has ‘serious concerns’ about changes to school grading system, mid-year implementation

MONROE, LA–At the beginning of the school year this August, the Louisiana Department of Education proposed changes to the formula used to grade our public schools. These changes are scheduled to be approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education during its October 15-17, 2012, meeting. The changes, if approved, will not be delayed … Continue reading