New Orleans author, teacher, and mother, Marti Dumas, showcased her latest title in the “Jaden Toussaint, The Greatest” series. Jaden Toussaint is a 5 year old with a big afro and an even bigger brain –Presenting “Jaden Toussaint, The Greatest” .
The Young Scholar Society fervently advocates for diverse texts and curricula. It is a critical pedagogical practice for literature to reflect it’s readers. Read our colleague Jaqueline Stallworth’s article, Reflecting Readers and the Real World: Why curriculum diversity is a must in today’s classroom, published in the January/February 2017 edition of Literacy Today, a publication of the International Literacy Association. For more of her writings, see her literary blog, The Big Sea.
Louisiana’s Department of Education seeks grant proposals from local businesses to further ensure the success of the Jump Start Program for high school students in the state. Students receiving stipends and academic credit simultaneously has become a welcoming and recent trend in Louisiana. Created by design, the Jump Start program and other educational initiatives are aimed at enhancing and upgrading the perception and condition of educational progress in the Bayou State. Read more here.