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Local, state programs focus on curbing dropout rates
"Next year we'll include all middle schools in the parish," said Hamilton Terrace Principal John Baldwin.Middle school counselors plan to meet May 16 for more information on the expanding program, Baldwin said.
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And John Baldwin, principal of Hamilton Terrace Learning Center in Shreveport, will participate in a conference on innovations in education at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in April.Baldwin
will be on a panel of educational innovators for what amounts to a discussion about the friction between standards-based reform like No Child Left Behind and educational innovation.He
believes standards-based approaches will always be at odds with innovation.He
also plans to give his
input to U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige about how NCLB will ultimately affect public education.
"I frankly see that legislation as the beginning of the end of public education," Baldwin
said."I think what it's going to do is stigmatize public education.What everybody can hear from the law is that it is essentially going to demand impossible tasks for public schools."
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John Worthington Baldwin left his post several years ago as principal of Hamilton Terrace Learning Center in Shreveport.
But those who appreciate the importance of salvaging young, sometimes derailed, lives still identify him with that alternative learning environment.
As an educator with 26 years in the Caddo public school system, Baldwin
created a setting where former dropouts or expelled young people re-enter the academic world and take another shot at a more productive future.
Having always worked with poorer and at-risk students, Baldwin
opened the P.M. school at Fair Park High School
in Shreveport in 1988 to help welfare recipients get back to work.
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will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal
, 845 Cotton St. in Shreveport.
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Every time she's done that, he's either answered or called her back in three to five minutes," said John Baldwin, Hamilton Terrace principal.
"It's awful," Baldwin
was the kind of fellow who was just willing to do everything," Baldwin