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Back to School (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-08-12

Duration: 00:06:17

Subjects: Education | TEACHERS


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Giddens, April Interviewee
  • LeBlanc, Debra Speaker
  • Bandy, Valerie Speaker
  • Compton, Dexter Interviewee


This segment from the August 12, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the preparations for the 2011-2012 school year. Lincoln interviews April Giddens, the 2012 Louisiana Teacher of the Year, in her classroom at Natchitoches Magnet School about her preparations for the new school year. She also interviews Dexter Compton, the principal at Bunkie Elementary School, who discusses the impact of the school’s federal school improvement grant. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford