New Tech @ Ruston emerges
Imagine a classroom that seems more like a free study period where students have the freedom to listen to iPods, work on assignments for other classes or walk out whenever they feel it necessary. This is the reality for the 100 students participating in the pilot year of the New Tech @ Ruston program at Ruston High School.
Walking into Kim Goree and Lindsay Bolton’s combined English and World Geography classroom, visitors are met with a bustle of activity. Students are talking amongst themselves working on projects, but even talking quietly 40 students make quite a bit of noise.
Cathi Cox-Boniol, director of New Tech, said this is the first integrated course in the Lincoln Parish School District.