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A. E. Phillips Lab School among Top 25 public schools in Louisiana




A.E. Phillips Laboratory School at Louisiana Tech University is one of the 25 best public schools in the state, according to its School Performance Score (SPS) released recently by the Louisiana Education Department as part of its 2016 accountability assessment of the state’s publically-funded schools. A.E. Phillips’ SPS of 126.7 is an increase of 3.5 [more]

Clinical residency aims to change teacher training in Louisiana




Reprinted with permission of the Monroe News-Star – Written by Hannah Baldwin (11/26/2016) http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2016/11/26/clinical-residency-aims-change-teacher-training-louisiana/94075642/ Fourth-graders crowded around small, laminated cards stuck to the backs of chairs, sides of desks, cabinet doors and shelves around their classroom at Sallie Humble one Thursday morning early in November. The cards bore questions about the animal kingdom — how [more]

SciTEC, CenturyLink partner for regional robotics event




Faculty from Louisiana Tech University and CenturyLink employees recently welcomed students from Louisiana and Arkansas for the inaugural Northeast Louisiana Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) hosted at CenturyLink headquarters in Monroe. The event, which was developed as an extension of the Bossier RARC competition developed and hosted by the Cyber Innovation Center’s NICERC division, featured [more]

College of Education dean to serve as president of state association




Dr. Don Schillinger, dean of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education, has been elected to serve as president of the Louisiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (LACTE). “I am very honored and humbled to be entrusted with this leadership role by representatives of the higher education teaching programs throughout Louisiana and I will earnestly [more]

A.E. Phillips Lab School named top elementary school in state




A.E. Phillips Laboratory School at Louisiana Tech University has been named Louisiana’s top elementary school by StartClass, an education research site powered by Graphiq – an international technology company that delivers insights and analyses from worldwide data. StartClass released its findings Wednesday, ranking the top elementary schools in every state based on metrics such as [more]

Lt. Governor Nungesser visits Louisiana Tech, experiences SciTEC




Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser visited Louisiana Tech University last Wednesday to learn more about the Science and Technology Education Center (SciTEC) and efforts by Louisiana Tech’s College of Education in partnering with outside organizations for mutual benefits. Lindsey Keith-Vincent, director of Louisiana Tech’s Office of Outreach and External Funding, Science and Technology Education Center [more]

Louisiana Tech serves as one of five national host sites for Children’s Choices




Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education was recently selected as one of just five host sites in the nation for the Children’s Choices Program – a joint project between the Children’s Book Council and the International Literacy Association (ILA.) Dr. Amy Massey Vessel, director of Louisiana Tech’s Clinical Residency Research Center and interim director of [more]

College of Education to offer new pathways to teacher certification




Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education is set to launch two new alternative teaching certification programs next month that will provide authentic classroom experience and a pathway for new educators to begin teaching in less than a year. The first program, a Master of Arts in Teaching, will lead to teacher certification as well as [more]

PDRIB outreach specialist selected as 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year




Sheena Manuel, an outreach specialist for Louisiana Tech University’s Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB), has been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Louisiana chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. Manuel’s work for the PDRIB led to this honor and her immeasurable contributions to educating blind [more]

Student from A.E. Phillips Lab School places in state competition




Amanda Meng, an eighth grader at A.E. Phillips Laboratory School at Louisiana Tech University, placed fourth at the Louisiana State MATHCOUNTS Competition in Alexandria, for sixth-eighth grade middle schools, and will participate in the national competition this May. Meng placed fourth in the written competition and was the runner up in the countdown round among [more]