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JPPSS Awarded Millions to Strengthen Struggling Schools

Children who attend some of the highest-need schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will soon receive extra support and resources as part of the district’s new Transformation Network. The district’s plan for improving persistently struggling schools was approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. […]

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 Receives Grant from Louisiana Department of Education to Transform Struggling Schools

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has been awarded two grants totaling $1.3 million from the Louisiana Department of Education to aid its previously struggling schools. Funding from the grant program, entitled Believe and Succeed, will be used to train a cohort of mid-level school leaders and create an achievement network for lower-performing schools. […]