Dilworth Asks for More Business Involvement at VIPS Event
- October 14, 2010
East Baton Rouge Parish School System Superintendent John Dilworth kicked off the Partners in Business luncheon in late September by asking local businesses to get more involved in area public schools.The event was hosted by Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) and will continue as a regular speakers series throughout the year.
Dilworth gave thanks to several prominent partners, such as LouisianaStateUniversity, Southern University, ExxonMobil and several churches.He also asked for more mentorship and volunteerism from additional local businesses and organizations, including those in the faith-based community.
VIPS reports about 1,100 volunteers are helping students read or work on math – up by about 200 from last year.Plus, 329 group partnerships were established with schools – up by about 82 the previous year.However, several schools have no partners at all.
To volunteer in a school or get more involved in public education, call Rob Wood at VIPS, (225) 226-4701
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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