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Shreveport charter school making a turn around

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After several years of failing, a local school is now being praised for turning things around.

Linwood Public Charter School is no longer considered academically unacceptable. A "D" letter grade has brought the school out of a failing status.
The schools' consistent academic growth has also earned it the Louisiana Top Gains school status for the last two years.

All of this is coming at a critical time, as the stakes are high for failing schools across the state said Board President Gard Wayt.

"We are here to congratulate the students and parents of Linwood Public Charter School for their performance and their progress," said  Wayt. 

On Tuesday, teachers, administrators and advocates praised the school's eight grade students, who've made significant improvements in student LEAP scores in all subjects. 

School officials' are now looking forward to the future of the charter school's expansion of technology capabilities. "We now have in every classroom Promethean whiteboards that are operated by the laptop that the teachers have that are  included in  the Common C.O.R.E State Standards, So we are already using Common C.O.R.E. in the classroom.  said Wayt.

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will vote on the school's charter status renewal in December.


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