Southeastern Louisiana University is using a $5-million federal grant to create a program to keep teachers in the classroom. Brooke Thorington has more
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Triple A says gasoline prices have stopped falling. Today the statewide average for a gallon of gas is $3.13–the same as yesterday. Marsanne Golsby has more.
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Southeastern Louisiana University is using a $5-million federal grant to develop a mentoring program to assist education graduates as they enter the classroom. Dean of Education Paula Summers Calderon says new teachers tend to leave the profession in their first few years due to burnout and not meeting their own expectations.
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The Program is called BRIDGE Building Rigorous Induction and Development for Growing all Educators. Calderon says they are partnering with the Tangipahoa School System for the first year and will focus on ways to prepare teachers to meet the needs of the district also. She says it’s a win-win.
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And then for the third year of the five-year program, the St. Charles Parish school system will be added.
The project will prepare 375 more highly effective and trained teachers over a five-year period and increase the leadership skills and knowledge of 150 teachers who support them. Calderon says other states have similar programs, but this is a first for Louisiana.
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The program will also work closely with school districts to recruit teacher candidates from underrepresented populations.
The drop from record high gasoline prices appears to be ending. For nearly 100 days the price at pump has fallen, but today the statewide average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.13, the same as yesterday. Triple-A fuel analyst Don Redman says a lot of factors went into the stabilization of prices…
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Redman says now that gasoline price have stabilized its hard to predict where they go from here….
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But Redman says if a major hurricane appears in the Gulf, prices will spike.
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Forecasters are keeping an eye on a tropical wave in the western Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center says it has a 70 percent chance of forming into a depression in the next 48 hours.
Social Catfish, an online investigation service that monitors scams, says in Louisiana last year more than 4,000 people lost $43 million to con-artists, that’s up from $27 million in 2020. Social Catfish CEO David McClellan…
Cut 9 (08) “…staggering number.”
During the pandemic, there was an increase in identity theft due to stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment. McClellan says there are immediate scams also, that steal your personal information when you check on a link and others that play out for months.
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McClellan says three out of four victims of Romance Scams are college educated and online cryptocurrency scams have skyrocketed seven-fold to $1.6 million in the US.
To avoid falling victim, McClennan says never give money to someone you’ve never met, do not give out personal information, use different passwords for different accounts, and when it comes to Romance Scams utilize a reverse image search to see if the person you are communicating with is who they say they are. And most of all, he says trust your gut.
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Governor John Bel Edwards addressed the uptick in crime in Baton Rouge by discussing the Death of 21 years old Allison Rice.
Edwards says the incident is insensitive and careless…
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Edwards says having more officers will deescalate crime.
Cut 13 (13) “…is too high.”