EBR Parish School System accepted into national cohort for academic improvement

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) has been selected from among 150 school systems to be part of a national initiative to ensure every student in the district has access to high quality education.

The Breakthrough Results Fund is led by the Achievement Network (ANet), a national non-profit whose community-based teams have supported around 1,500 schools across the country to improve student learning outcomes. The initiative is directly in line with EBRPSS's academic strategy to improve all its schools by focusing on professional development.

Through the fund, nine schools in the EBRPSS will receive ANet's full partnership support for four years, including a dedicated coach, instructional tools, and professional education. Participating schools include:

  • Bellaire High
  • Capitol Middle
  • Claiborne/Howell Park Elementary
  • Park Forest Elementary
  • Park Forest Middle
  • Progress Elementary
  • Tara High
  • Winbourne Elementary

Schools will be paired with district-level coaching to support and enable work at the school. Participating schools will also share stories of their successes over the four-year partnership.

ANet's research has shown the program is most effective when schools prioritize it consistently over several years. EBRPSS will also receive 1-to-1 matching funds of up to $1 million over the four years to help facilitate the work.

"We are honored to be selected for this high quality professional development focusing on the teaching and learning cycle for ELA and math. Our teachers are excited and ready to grow their knowledge of how standards and data driven instruction will catapult student improvement," said Superintendent Warren Drake.

"School leaders and teachers are asked to do so much every day. ANet's partnership is designed not to ask them to do more, but to help them make the most effective use of their very precious time. We are honored to be working alongside these systems over the next four years to build on schools' strengths and achieve excellence for all students," said Mora Segal, CEO of ANet.

Read more about ANet's model and results below.

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