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February 2014

Legislative Breakfast

February 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson St.
Lafayette, LA 70508 United States
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Power of Public Education Lafayette, a new education advocacy group, will hold a legislative breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson St.

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March 2014

Legislative Happy Hour

March 20, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convernt
Lafayette, LA United States
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Response to Mary-Louella Riggs-Cook

March 31, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kimberly Kunst Domangue is a teacher in the Lafayette Parish School System. Dr. Riggs-Cook, I appreciate your commitment to the education of our children, as evidenced by your years as an educator and continued professional development in education. You are a role-model in this respect, truly. I ask that you would consider some thoughts your piece brought to mind. First, you stated that "many of our schools were failing students" as the impetus for the…

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April 2014

Movie – Rise Above The Mark

April 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oliver Hall, University of Louisiana Lafayette
Lafayette, LA 70504 United States
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What can Indiana teach us about professional educators, charter schools, and high stakes testing? Join us April 15th for  "Rise Above The Mark", a film made by the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation, and join the conversation! Sponsored by the National Writing Project of Acadiana and PPEL.  

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August 2014

PPEL Fundraiser and Friday Happy Hour

August 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Moon Saloon & Guesthouse, 218 E. Convent St.
Lafayette, LA United States
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It's our 1st fundraiser as an official non-profit. We've got plans and we need your help. $10 admission. There's live music! Adam Doucet's Coup de Main and Rodolfo Espinoza's jazz and stuff combo. Mark your calendars and bring your friends. Please share! Can't make it but want to help out? Just can't wait? Donate now!    

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September 2014

Forum on The School Performance Score: how does it affect our children?

September 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Clifton Chenier Center auditorium, 220 W Willow St
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Please attend PPEL's free public forum on School Performance Scores, School Letter Grades, and standardized testing. Receive up-to-date information form experts and have our questions answered! Featuring speakers Tom Spencer, LPSS Director of Accountability; Noel Hammatt, education researcher; Dr. Frank Del Favero, UL Lafayette, and Dr. Patrice Pujol, Ascension Parish Superintendent and member of the State Accountability Commission.

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January 2015

PPEL Advisory Council Meeting

January 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lafayette High School Library, 3000 West Congress Street
Lafayette, LA, LA United States
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The PPEL Advisory Council will meet Thursday, January 21st at the Lafayette High School Library. This will the inaugural meeting of the advisory council and is an important milestone in the continuing development of PPEL. The PPEL working group will meet with the council to solicit advice and wisdom from the dedicated, compassionate, community leaders and educators.  

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