Caddo Parish Schools

Courtesy: LDOE

FAILING SCHOOLS IN CADDO PARISH - The Louisiana Department of Education and the Recovery School District hosted a public meeting at the Peaceful Rest Baptist Church in Shreveport LAST NIGHT to address the plans for struggling Caddo Parish Schools and concerns about the fact that 37 out of 66 Caddo Parish Schools currently have a "D" or "F" rating regarding academic achievement.    Louisiana Recovery School District Superintendent, Patrick Dobard and State Superintendent of Education John White listened to comments from concerned parents and others.    Many who spoke out say they’re, frustr

Kate Archer Kent

LSU Shreveport and Caddo Parish Schools have inked an agreement that will streamline the process to secure a teaching job in one of the district’s 62 schools.

The memorandum of understanding was signed Tuesday morning in front of an audience attending Shreve Island Elementary’s kindergarten graduation.

LSU Shreveport chancellor Larry Clark said education majors will get preferential hiring treatment in Caddo Schools and will be privy to district hiring trends so they can tailor their degree program early on and become highly employable upon graduation.

Teachers from 25 Caddo Parish schools have begun a graduate seminar  at LSU Shreveport to enhance their expertise and ability to teach American and Louisiana history. The Teaching American History grant from the U.S. Department of Education has been the bread-and-butter program for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities over the years. These grants totaled $2 million for Caddo Parish since 2005, and touched 370 teachers. LEH president Michael Sartisky said the current group of teachers will be the last ones through the program.