As a father of two girls in elementary school, I think this is an incredibly cool move by the Louisiana Department of Education.

COVID-19 has left us all in a strange, new position. With school looming in the distance, none of us truly know what to expect for the upcoming school year. What we do know, however, is that the Louisiana Department of Education is doing everything they can to keep our little ones on track.

If you've listened to me on the radio at all, chances are you've heard me brag about the amazing educators in our area. Granted, I have a soft spot for teachers being as my mother has been a Caddo parish teacher for quite a long time. I've always felt like teachers and educators are severely underappreciated, and personally, I want to do all I can to show them the love and respect they deserve. That was certainly the case as the school year came to a crashing halt a few months ago when the COVID-19 outbreak began. Teachers and educators worked tirelessly around the clock to keep our little ones engaged and on track, despite the insanity surrounding all of our lives.

Now, with the school year set to begin in one way or another in a little over a month, the Louisiana Department of Education has partnered with LPB to provide math instructions ahead of school resuming.

Director of Math Science STEM, Jill Cowart says the instructional programming is designed for all students in kindergarten through ninth grade.

She says, “The teachers who are teaching these lessons are taking every possible opportunity to ensure that kids are engaged.  This is not simply a matter of kids watching the screen.”

Lessons will begin on the network on July 6th and conclude on July 31st.