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Officials taking page from Jeanerette High to help improve other schools

Posted: 5:22 PM, Mar 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-14 18:44:40-04

Education officials are taking a page from Jeanerette High School to help improve others across the state.

The school is among more than 100 schools classified as economically disadvantaged that received an A or B letter grade.

School administrators say it takes dynamic leadership and effective faculty to help them succeed.

“Poverty is not a learning disability,” said Keith Leger, Police Consultant, Stand For Children Louisiana. “We sought out to prove that that’s not the case. And in doing so, we found that 112 schools, despite a more rigorous school performance score formula, are still proving otherwise.”