Although it appears the state’s museums have escaped budget slashes proposed by the legislature, they are not out of the woods.
First Assistant to Secretary of State Tom Schedler Kyle Ardoin said the SOS office, which oversees 17 museums including the Eddie Robinson Museum in Grambling and Louisiana Military Museum in Ruston, is back where it started at the beginning of the legislative session.
The North Central Louisiana TEA Party invites the public to hear two Common Core specialists explain why people should or should not support the new education standards at the Ruston Country Club at 6 p.m. today.
“The purpose of the TEA party is to inform, inspire and involve,” said TEA party event coordinator Bob Flournoy. “Many people do not know what Common Core is and what it means for our educators and our children.”
Flournoy said the event is not meant to persuade the public to take any particular stance on Common Core, but to hear both sides and decide for themselves.
Louisiana Tech University’s Tech Pointe opened its doors to the community Thursday evening to showcase the partnerships and impacts it has created with several high-tech companies that have come to Ruston to work at the “epicenter of innovation in north Louisiana.”
Nearly 250 guests were welcomed by company CEOs, local and state leaders, and university administrators to celebrate the facility and its role in economic development in the region. Company CEOs and representatives also participated in a panel discussion to talk about their collaborations, experiences and relationships with Louisiana Tech.
Louisiana Tech University has achieved a Tier One ranking among “National Universities” for the fourth consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges list.
Tech, along with LSU and Tulane University, were the only institutions in the state to achieve a Tier One “National Universities” ranking. Tech landed at No. 201 on the latest US News & World Report list.