The Advocate’s article on BESE District 6 Forum

Candidates for Baton Rouge BESE slot air views on Common Core, suspensions and closing schools Standardized testing, out-of-school suspensions and closing troubled public schools all came under fire Wednesday night during a forum in the race for an open seat on Louisiana’s top school board. The contest is for the Baton Rouge-based District 6 slot… View Article

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District 8 Forum Coverage by the Advocate

Forum features clash of two Baton Rouge area BESE candidates Carolyn Hill, who is seeking her second term on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, blasted the panel Wednesday night during a forum with challenger Jada Lewis.  Hill, who often clashes with other BESE members, painted the 11-member board as out of touch…. View Article

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The Advocate Letter on BESE Forums

Letters: Get involved to recharge public schools The initiative “Beyond Bricks EBR,” a community-driven discussion to recharge public schools, experienced great success during the spring school semester in gathering input from our community on its vision for our school district.  More than 500 participants and 1,000 volunteer hours resulted in the first step to reinvigorate… View Article

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Results Interview on WRKF

We are checking back in with a series of conversations about what to do with East Baton Rouge Parish schools. Anna Fogle is the parent of two kids in the schools and helped organize the Beyond Bricks listening sessions and Rev. Gerard Robinson of McKowen Baptist has been a host for some of them. They’ll… View Article

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Advocate’s Coverage of Results

Report: Keys to improving East Baton Rouge schools include fewer standardized tests, better discipline techniques Less standardized testing, a smarter approach to student misbehavior, ending high turnover of school administrators, and making schools once again the centers of their communities are key ways to improve public education in East Baton Rouge Parish. Those were common… View Article

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Business Report Coverage of Results Release Event

Beyond Bricks EBR says survey shows desire for less emphasis on testing, greater transparency DEANNA NARVESON MAY 14, 2015 The Baton Rouge community desires a strong school system with less emphasis on testing and stronger community relationships, according to the results of community surveying by a new grassroots organization called Beyond Bricks EBR. Beyond Bricks… View Article

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Results Released!

Press Release for BBEBR Results & BBEBR Results Report 2015

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Many Thanks to the Advocate of What’s Next for Beyond Bricks!

In parks, churches, schools and community centers all over East Baton Rouge Parish, small groups of residents have gathered over the past three weeks to offer their thoughts on the current state of local public education and what to do about it. “Desegregation and what happened in the courts … let’s get over it. I… View Article

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WRKF Interview

A new series of conversations about what to do with the East Baton Rouge Parish Schools has begun. “Beyond Bricks EBR” got started in response to an effort to restructure the parish school district and allow individual schools to be more autonomous. Anna Fogle got drawn in to the search for other solutions as the… View Article

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