Louisiana Tutoring lauded as National Model

Louisiana’s high-quality tutoring strategy is featured in the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) newest school reopening guidance. ED uses the Louisiana Department of Education’s Accelerate initiative as a national example of how states can support school systems to address unfinished learning. “It’s reaffirming to see the work we’re doing in Louisiana called out as a strategy schools […]

APL highlights works of local artistry on April 29

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about award-winning local artist and painter Randy La Prairie. Tune in on Thursday, April 29, on the library’s YouTube channel at youtube.myAPL.org for a virtual visit with Randy as he shows paintings from his personal collection and shares a work in progress. A native of Baton Rouge, Randy […]

Literacy Initiative intends to spark Reading Revival

The Louisiana Department of Education launched an initiative today aimed at sparking a reading revival across the state. The new initiative, named Louisiana Literacy, provides system leaders, educators and families with practical tools and resources to support children on their literacy journey. “Being able to read is a foundational goal in education and we must […]

BASF and Louisiana Art & Science Museum launch Virtual STEM Learning Program

BASF’s Kids’ Lab has been offered to each Ascension Parish fourth grader in-person for 10 years BASF and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) recently launched their first-ever virtual Kids’ Lab program. The collaboration allows local students in the Greater Baton Rouge region to adhere to COVID-19 safety precautions while still participating in a […]

Donaldsonville’s Joel Walker earns prestigious national scholarship

Donaldsonville High School Student of the Year and Early College Option student Joel Walker is one of only two Louisiana recipients of the Cooke College Scholarship from The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Walker will receive up to $40,000 annually to cover costs associated with his undergraduate education. This year’s recipients were chosen from a pool of more […]

Report offers solutions to strengthen support for principals, increase effectiveness

The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) released a report today that offers practical, high-impact solutions to increase support for school principals. The report examines the role of the district principal supervisor and provides ideas for how the position could be more strategically leveraged as a coach to better equip principals as instructional leaders […]

AP Schools honors Lake Elementary Principal Jeremy Muse

Lake Elementary School Principal Jeremy Muse, EdD, is a Semifinalist for Louisiana Middle School Principal of the Year. This is the sixth time in seven years that Ascension Public Schools has a principal in the running for the state’s top honor. “We are very grateful that Dr. Muse has received this special recognition for his leadership and service […]

AP Schools Virtual Teacher Fair scheduled for April 21

Ascension Public Schools is hosting a Virtual Teacher Career Fair on April 21st, 2021! Visit www.apsb.org/applynow to start! Be sure to attach required documents (Praxis scores, certificate, acceptance letter into alternative certification program, and transcripts) when applying. Complete your one-way interview through SparkHire.com. Principals will invite candidates to a two-way interview online via SparkHire.com. Please […]

EATEL/ASPB Partnership Yields Approximately $150,000 for schools

 Ascension Public Schools and EATEL partnered to increase applications for the national free and reduced meals program. In addition to eligibility determinations for school meal programs, these applications are used to determine funding levels for the school district for many state and federal sources. EATEL donated 10 Chromebooks for giveaways as an incentive for parents to complete the […]

BASF donates $5,500 to St. Amant Hs Navy Junior ROTC STEM program

BASF is supporting St. Amant High School’s Navy Junior ROTC program with a $5,500 donation toward its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program. The donation funds JROTC’s new underwater robotics program called Sea Perch. Sea Perch offers cadets in the program an opportunity to gain hands-on experience building and operating a remotely operated vehicle […]