State looks to Jump Start students’ careers

Article By: Leigh Guidry | January 24, 2014 | Originally Posted on Shreveporttimes.com

School districts across the state could offer a “Jump Start” on career education in high school as early as next school year.

At a public forum Wednesday in Alexandria, state Superintendent of Education John White said schools could implement next year the Jump Start initiative that the Louisiana Department of Education is proposing to the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education on March 6.

It would not be implemented immediately but would be phased in by the time students beginning high school next fall graduate, or the 2018-19 school year. But districts can opt in as early as next year if BESE approves the program.

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