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Friday, August 7, 2015

Celebrating 20 Years of A+ Schools

A+ Schools Host 20th Anniversary Conference in North Carolina

Earlier this week, our Louisiana A+ Schools team headed to North Carolina to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of A+ Schools. North Carolina began its A+ program in 1995, and since then, the national network of A+ Schools has grown to include four states and over 150 schools.

The three-day conference celebrated the importance of arts in education and featured keynote speakers and sessions by industry leaders. To learn more about the National A+ Schools Consortium, visit nationalaplusschools.org.

(Top left) The LAA+ Schools team attended the anniversary conference in North Carolina. Pictured: Deputy Director Kim Graham, Professional Development Manager Kathleen O'Shaughnessy, GRFA Executive Director Jacques Rodrigue, Director Bethany France. (Bottom left) John Brown of the Windgate Foundation, Vincent Marron ("The Godfather" of A+ Schools), and Jacques Rodrigue. (Right) LAA+ Director Bethany France addresses attendees.

Week Two of the 2015 LAA+ Summer Institutes

Last week, GRFA hosted our second week of the Louisiana A+ Schools Summer Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Entire faculties from seven LAA+ schools attended a week of engaging professional development in arts integration in the classroom. Click here to read The Advertiser's coverage of our Summer Institute.

Click here to view photos from Week 1 of our 2015 Summer Institutes.

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