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February 20, 2015
Opting Out of Common Core Test, Play Ball!, Art Rocks! Profiles Geeta Dave

Opting Out of Common Core Test (05:17) What should happen to public school children who don’t take the Common Core test next month? Some have called for the state’s top school board to hold a special meeting on the issue but it looks like that is not going to happen. Many parents around the state have opted their children out of taking the test. Is this an issue for local school boards or the state? Steve Monaghan of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and Scott Richard of the Louisiana School Boards Association will join us in-studio to talk about it. SHARE

Play Ball! (11:21) In honor of Black History Month and the start of the collegiate baseball season, we recognize the only time Louisiana hosted a professional baseball World Series. Not many people know the city of Monroe hosted three World Series games. In 1932, Satchel Page and the Pittsburgh Crawfords faced the Monroe Monarchs for the Negro League World Series title. It’s a story you can also watch and share on LPB’s Louisiana Digital Media Archive. SHARE

Art Rocks! Profiles Geeta Dave (19:27) Meet middle school art teacher Geeta Dave. She works in the Talented Visual Arts program at Glasgow Middle School. The award winning muralist and painter’s talents go beyond her artwork and into the community she now calls home. To learn more about Louisiana’s vibrant artist and art communities watch LPB’s “Art Rocks! The Series” every weekend, Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 4:00pm. SHARE

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