Patrick Taylor Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar

Paris Evans, a senior at Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, has been named a 2014 Gates Millennium Scholar. The prestigious award provides a renewable scholarship that students can use to pursue a bachelor’s degree, access to leadership development programs, and continued funding for graduate studies in certain fields. “This is another one of […]

JPPSS Receives Grant From Gates Foundation To Conduct Student Perception Surveys

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $286,500 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the JPPSS Student Perception Initiative, which aims to increase educators’ access to real-time feedback on instruction through the use of student surveys. “Research shows that student perception data is […]

JPPSS to Implement Initiative to Improve Financial Sustainability and Student Outcomes

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is undertaking a new effort to make the best use of existing financial resources to improve student achievement. With external support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the “Smarter School Spending” initiative will provide JPPSS with specific tools and support to help align existing resources to strategies […]

JPPSS Receives $300,000 From Gates Foundation

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) announced today the receipt of a $300,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to support the implementation of Compass, a new teacher evaluation system mandated by the state of Louisiana. The grant will specifically be used to provide principals, assistant principals, and some teacher leaders with training on reliably […]

Superintendent Invited By Gates Foundation To Discuss Human Capital

Superintendent Dr. Diane Roussel will fly to New York City this weekend to participate in a conference hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discuss educator evaluation and human capital. The Gates Foundation is hosting the meeting, the Measures of Effective Teaching, (MET) for a select group of states and districts to learn about […]