Louisiana Key Academy announced as semi-finalists for $1 million grant

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Louisiana Key Academy has been announced as the semi-finalist for the $1 million Educational Transformers Grant by the Center for Education Reform and its media partner Forbes on Tue. Nov. 9, 2021.

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Key Academy (LKA) a charter school that educates children with dyslexic, is a semi-finalist for the $1 million Educational Transformers Grant (ETG) by the Center for Education Reform (CER) and its media partner Forbes.

The winner of the CER’s Sustainable, Transformational and Outstanding for students in Permissionless settings (STOP) award will be presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 2022.

“Every one of the hundreds of applicants told remarkable stories of resilience in the face of Covid and an unshakable determination to deliver for students. The 20 STOP award semi-finalists were judged not only on what they did during the pandemic, but how they plan to change the trajectory of K-12 education,” said CER founder and CEO Jeanne Allen in the release.

LKA school leaders understood that the pandemic and the virtual learning would disrupt dyslexic students progress.

“Knowing that a typical virtual option wouldn’t work, we moved quickly to create an academically-appropriate offering for our dyslexic students. The virtual system worked and bought us valuable time so we could resume in person schooling in July 2020 – and we haven’t looked back,” said LKA Principal Heather Bourgeois.

According to the press release, the 20 semi-finalists will next take part in a four week hybrid accelerator program. The applicants will be paired with technology leaders and investors to identify ways to take their ideas to the next level.

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