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Saturday, October 1, 2011

League of Women Voters begins study on education

Posted By on Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 11:46 AM

The League of Women Voters of St. Tammany (WVST) is commencing a study Monday, Oct. 3, about the federal government’s role in education. The league is inviting the public to attend four informational sessions held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 in the cafeteria at the Louisiana Medical Center and Heart Hospital (64030 Hwy. 434, Lacombe).

Each of the sessions will cover a different topic:
• Oct. 3: common core standards and assessments
• Oct. 10: early childhood education, equity, and funding
• Oct. 24: funding and equity issues
• Nov. 7: funding for the education of disadvantaged children.

On Nov. 14, the league will hold a meeting to determine consensus using data collected at the four sessions. That information will be used for formulate a position the league will vote on at its national convention in June and will form a basis for the national organization’s action on the role of federal government in education.

For more information about the study, visit the league’s website,

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