LaPREP http://redriverradio.org en LaPREP continues to improve educational outcomes for Shreveport middle schoolers http://redriverradio.org/post/laprep-continues-improve-educational-outcomes-shreveport-middle-schoolers <p>LSU Shreveport’s LaPREP – a rigorous summer academic program – came to an end yesterday as 49 middle school students walked across the stage at LSUS's University Center Theater to acknowledge two summers of intensive work in math, science, engineering and technical writing covering material well beyond their years. Graduate Nizheala Parrott is entering eighth grade, and she summed up her experiences in an essay she delivered at the ceremony.</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:24:57 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 30432 at http://redriverradio.org LaPREP continues to improve educational outcomes for Shreveport middle schoolers LaPREP has middle schoolers hitting the books during summer http://redriverradio.org/post/laprep-has-middle-schoolers-hitting-books-during-summer <p>More than 500 middle school students from Shreveport, Mansfield and Keithville have completed the LaPREP summer program since it began in the early 1990s. LSU Shreveport math professor Carlos Spaht founded the program to encourage young people to go to college and major in math and science. Spaht says none of the LaPREP participants has dropped out of high school. LaPREP&#39;s graduation ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the LSUS University Center Theater. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:10:40 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 14323 at http://redriverradio.org LaPREP has middle schoolers hitting the books during summer