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Fri July 17, 2015

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Thu July 16, 2015
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Caddo Teacher Academy grooms select district staff for classroom teaching jobs

Kinda Kilgore of Shreveport has been a substitute teacher for nine years. She'll add teacher credentials to her two master's degrees upon successfully completing the Caddo Teacher Academy.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Caddo Parish School District has launched an in-house teacher certification program to address a teacher shortage. It’s one of two districts in the state to create a year-long program that will credential select district employees.

Caddo Schools chief academic officer Keith Burton says he must retain about 3,500 teachers serving the district’s 41,000 students. The new Caddo Teacher Academy is training 12 new ones.

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9:06am

Thu July 16, 2015

9:23am

Wed July 15, 2015
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More than 1,200 children expected to get free checkup at Sci-Port in Shreveport

More than 1,200 children will receive a free back-to-school checkup in July through a health fair put on by Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier.

Elementary through high school students will get a blood pressure check, immunization check, body mass index or BMI calculation, dental and vision screenings. Yolanda Green, a registered nurse with Christus School-Based Health, says in its sixth year the event gets bigger every time.

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8:40am

Wed July 15, 2015

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