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New Schools of Baton Rouge, “Education as a Civil Right.”

New Schools for Baton Rouge is focusing their annual convening on the topic of “Education as a Civil Right.” Founded in 2012, NSBR is a group of school with the goal of giving children of Baton Rouge access to a high-quality education. 

Their annual event will be held at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum in downtown Baton Rouge on Tuesday, November 12 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. “Education as a Civil Right” will target issues still plaguing the country and state’s educational ecosystem following the ruling of Brown vs. the Board of Education. 

Leaders, educators, advocates, and community members will be brought together for conversations “exploring how Baton Rouge and the nation can deliver on the promise of education as a pathway to the American Dream,” said a representative of NSBR in a press release. 

Among the panelists and speakers are award-winning podcasters, BESE District 8 Representative Preston Castille, and LSU Law Center Professor Raymond Diamond. 

According to NSBR, the vast majority of public school students attend an underperforming school. Only one-third of Baton Rouge’s public school students have access to an “A” or “B” public school. 

New Schools for Baton Rouge is looking to change these numbers and allow everyone the opportunity to learn. Change starts with a conversation and you can be a part of that conversation on Tuesday at “Education as a Civil Right.” This event is free and open to anyone who would like to learn more about education in Baton Rouge. Click here for more.

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