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Matt Dardenne
Creative + Political Director, Red Six Media

Matt Dardenne is the political and creative director at Red Six Media, an advertising agency he co-founded in 2009. Matt received his undergraduate in Mass Communication at LSU just months before starting his business.

In addition to their advertising work for corporate clients like Dow Chemical and the Capital Area United Way, Dardenne and Red Six Media are quickly making a name for themselves in political circles, working for successful campaigns at the local and statewide level. Clients include Judge Bill Morvant for Supreme Court, John Delgado for Baton Rouge Metro Council, Jay Dardenne for Lt. Governor and Mert Smiley for Ascension Parish Assessor. Red Six Media’s political services include TV and radio production, direct mail, print advertising and web/graphic design.

The Louisiana Business and Technology Center named Red Six Media the Tenant of the Year in 2011.

Matt Dardenne is a native of Baton Rouge and is the youngest son of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Jay and Cathy Dardenne.

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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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