‘Closing the Achievement Gap’ Workshop for Parents and Students Well Received
- February 12, 2009
On Saturday, January 31, 2009, Baton Rouge Parent University hosted a workshop for parents, students and educators entitled, “Closing the Achievement Gap.” The event was held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Kenilworth Middle School.
The focus of the workshop centered around high-stakes testing and the rights of parents of students that require exceptional student services.
Monica Ballay, the Site Liaison/Evaluator for the Louisiana State Personnel Improvement Grant (L.A.S.I.G.), served as the keynote speaker.
Ms. Ballay provided a very informative presentation reflective of the Positive Behavior Support Program (P.B.I.S.), that is widely implemented in many EBRPSS schools.
Break-out sessions included:
“Understanding Your Child’s Individual Plan (I.E.P.),” presented by Cynthis Chesterfield of Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge.
“Parents’ Educational Rights of Children with Exceptionalities,” presented by Judy Barbay and Pam Taylor of the EBRPSS ESS Dept.
“4th Grade LEAP Overview and Test-Takig Strategies,” presented by Katrina Randall of Louisiana Promise Parent Information and Resource Center.
“8th Grade LEAP Overview and Test-Taking Strategies,” presented by Stephen Precciely of the YWCA Center for Family, Empowerment.
“GEE Overview and Test-Taking Strategies,” presented by marlon Cousin of the EBRPSS Office of Federal Programs.
One hundred and eighty-two registered attendees enjoyed a free continental breakfast and box lunches from Jason’s deli while obtaining empowering information.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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