Louisiana Department of Education (LADOE) is a state agency of Louisiana, United States. It manages the state's school districts. It is headquartered in the Claiborne Building at 1201 North 3rd Street in Baton Rouge.On a previous occasion the department was headquartered at 626 North 4th Street in Baton Rouge.
Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, it is the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the most populous parish in Louisiana. It is the 99th most populous city in the United States, and second-largest city in Louisiana after New Orleans. It is also the 16th most populous state capital. As of the U.S. Census Bureau's July 2017 estimate, Baton Rouge had a population of 227,549, down from 229,493 at the 2010 census. Baton Rouge is the center of Greater Baton Rouge, the second-largest metropolitan area in Louisiana, with a population of 834,159 as of 2017, up from 802,484 in 2010 and 829,719 in 2015.
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) is an administrative policy-making body for elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It was created in the 1973 Louisiana Constitutional Convention, called by then Governor Edwin W. Edwards, and codified as Article VIII of the resulting document, the 1974 Louisiana Constitution.
Homer is a town in and the parish seat of Claiborne Parish in northern Louisiana, United States. Named for the Greek poet Homer, the town was laid out around the Courthouse Square in 1850 by Frank Vaughn. The present-day brick courthouse, built in the Greek Revival style of architecture, is one of only four pre-Civil War courthouses in Louisiana still in use. The building, completed in 1860, was accepted by the Claiborne Parish Police Jury on July 20, 1861, at a cost of $12,304.36, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The other courthouses are in St. Francisville, St. Martinville and Thibodaux.
The University of Louisiana System is the largest of the four public university systems in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its headquarters are in the Claiborne Building in Baton Rouge.
Central is the thirteenth-largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the second largest city in East Baton Rouge Parish. Central became the state's newest city in April 2005. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Central was 26,864 as of the 2010 census.
Louisiana Highway 2 (LA 2) is a state highway located in northern Louisiana. It runs 189.49 miles (304.95 km) in an east–west direction from the Texas state line southwest of Vivian to a junction with U.S. Highway 65 (US 65) near Lake Providence, just west of the Mississippi state line.
Louisiana Highway 2 Alternate is a state highway located in northern Louisiana. It runs 43.06 miles (69.30 km) in an east–west direction from Shongaloo to Bernice, connecting to its parent route at either end.
John Sparks Patton, Sr., was a Louisiana politician and educator who was an early advocate of taxpayer-funded school textbooks and a member of the Long faction of his state's Democratic Party.
East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools is a public school district headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. The district serves most of East Baton Rouge Parish; it contains approximately 90 individual schools: 56 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, and 18 high schools. The portion of East Baton Rouge Parish in the City of Baker is instead served by the City of Baker School System. Similarly, Zachary residents attend schools operated by the Zachary Community School Board, while Central residents attend schools in the Central Community School System.
St. Michael High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Shenandoah, a census-designated place in unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States, east of the city of Baton Rouge. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Recovery School District (RSD) is a special statewide school district administered by the Louisiana Department of Education. Created by legislation passed in 2003, the RSD is designed to take underperforming schools and transform and make them effective in educating children. While the majority of RSD-supervised schools are within New Orleans and were largely under the administration of the Orleans Parish School Board pre-Katrina, the RSD has also taken over schools in East Baton Rouge, Caddo and Pointe Coupee parishes, reflecting its statewide authority and full name, the Recovery School District of Louisiana (RSDLA). As of 2012 it is the fifth largest school district in Louisiana by student population.
Jesse Homer Bankston Sr. was a politician within the Democratic Party of Louisiana, a businessman, and, at his death at the age of 103, a member of the board of Louisiana Public Broadcasting.
Central Community School System is a school district headquartered in Central, Louisiana, United States, in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. This district serves more than 4,500 students in the City of Central. There are five schools within the Central Community School System: Bellingrath Hills Elementary, Tanglewood Elementary School, Central Intermediate School, Central Middle School, and Central High School.
Claiborne Parish School Board is a school district headquartered in Homer, Louisiana, United States.
The St. Martin Parish School Board (SMPSB) is an entity responsible for the operation of public schools in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is headquartered in the city of St. Martinville.
Alphonse Jackson, Jr., was an educator and civil rights activist who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 2 in his native Caddo Parish in northwestern Louisiana. He was a charter member of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, which was established in 1977.
Lillian Walker Walker, known as Lillian W. Walker, was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, who served two terms from 1964 to 1972, corresponding with the administration of Governor John J. McKeithen, her fellow Democrat.
Garnie William McGinty was a historian whose career was principally based for thirty-five years at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana.
Thomas H Harris, known as T. H. Harris, was the dominant figure in Louisiana public education in the first half of the 20th century through his role as the then elected state school superintendent from 1908 to 1940.
Louisiana Highway 161 (LA 161) is a state highway located in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. It runs 4.29 miles (6.90 km) in a southwest to northeast direction from LA 2 Alt. in Gordon to the Arkansas state line.
The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet. It was launched in 2001 by the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California, United States.