POSTED: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:34pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Seven area schools have been accepted into the Louisiana A+ Network.
The A+ Network is a school-wide arts-integrated reform initiative.
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne presented the awards to leaders of each school on Tuesday.
The schools were chosen based on their commitment to innovative learning, and the importance they place on art in the classroom.
“The cultural life of Louisiana is an industry for Louisiana,” stated Dardenne. “It’s business - it’s jobs - and we are all about bringing jobs to Louisiana.”
“Our heart is in the arts, and our faculty and staff embrace this type of learning,” said Dufrocq Middle Principal Mary Robvias. “So, were really excited that we were accepted.”
The Dufrocq School in Baton Rouge joins schools from Monroe, New Iberia, Reserve, Shreveport and New Orleans, as well as 120 other schools from across the country that focus on research-based transformation through the arts.