Articles in School and Ellen Mecholsky

What is the Difference Between Charter and Magnet Schools?

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School choice in Baton Rouge can be an overwhelming decision. Two popular options are charter schools and magnet schools. Often, these types of schools are either misunderstood or completely unfamiliar to parents. Though they are both outside of the ... Read full article

Special Education Teachers Share Their Side with Parents

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Each year, teachers anxiously await the chance to see the faces of those children whose minds they will fill with the phenomenon of knowledge. They are also anxious to talk to their parents to discuss expectations and needs. ... Read full article

LDOE Expands At-Home Care and Learning for Families

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The Louisiana Department of Education has expanded its at-home care and learning supports for families who are home with young children as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.... Read full article

Letting Recess Slide: A Decline in Free Time

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How the decline in recess may be affecting your child.... Read full article

Q&A: Private Schools

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You can research online, visit the open houses, and take the private tours, but to really choose a school, you have to get some inside information. ... Read full article



Need a Meal? Food Service Pick Up Locations & Delivery for Students

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Need a meal for your family? Local school systems are providing grab-n-go meals and a meal delivery service in order to help make sure students are receiving a healthy and nutritious meal during school closures.... Read full article

Back to School with Jami & Katrina

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Congrats, you did it! You made it through another blistering hot, Louisiana Summer! Here’s to trading in pool parties and BBQs for book reports and PB&Js for lunch. School is about to be back in session! That means, summer is officially over. You hav... Read full article

Spoiled for Choice

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It feels like one of the most important parenting decisions we will ever make, and it probably is. Where will I send my child to school? Every community has a public school system, but for some parents, the public school system is not an option. Mom ... Read full article

Homeless Children in Our Schools

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For many in Baton Rouge, this past month has been one of reflection and remembrance. Remembering things lost, the pain of our friends and families, and the stress of finding normalcy while recovering from the Great Flood of 2016.... Read full article

Is Preschool the New College?

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For generations, it was a rite of passage for parents and their young adult children to pour over, sort through and decipher the mounds of college entrance information bombarding their mail boxes during the junior and senior years of high school. Str... Read full article

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