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"A Black Cop Confronts the Crisis of Police Shootings and Racial Conflict: 'We All Bleed the Same.'"

by Charles Lussier (

Four new charter schools are opening their doors this week in Baton Rouge, joining an increasingly crowded local education marketplace.

They bring the total number of charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish to 25, double the total just three years ago. Charter schools are public schools run by private organizations via charters, or contracts.

K-14 Could become the norm

on Monday, 12 January 2015

One local educator contends his charter school is working with community colleges to achieve the goal of making two years of tuition-free community college the norm for high school students, in line with President Obama's proposal.

Kevin Teasley, who is president/CEO of the Indianapolis-based GEO Foundation which operates 21st Century Charter School in Gary, said that for the past eight years or so, the charter school has offered free community college courses to every one of its high school students who are willing to work for it.

We’ve graduated five students already who have earned their associate degree (60 college credits) through Ivy Tech Community College before earning their high school diploma from us," he said. Many have earned 30 college credits; most of our students graduate with at least nine college credits with that number growing each year as students (and their parents) start to see that earning an associate degree is really possible.


on Monday, 16 June 2014
21C grad heads to Yale Law School this Fall!

Brittany Danzy is a successful 21st Century Charter School at Gary 2010 graduate who will be attending Yale Law School in fall of 2015—with a FULL scholarship.

She is 1 of 8 children of a single mother who worked in the local McDonalds and was determined to see her children excel in life. Brittany’s father passed away when she was 4, however these difficulties in life have not stopped her from making her dreams a reality. After graduating 21st Century Charter School at Gary, she went on to attend Howard University, a historically Black college in Washington D.C. 

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