Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees did it four times from 1936-39 and another five times from 1949-53.
The National Basketball Association’s Boston Celtics did it eight consecutive times from 1959-66.
And the UCLA men’s basketball team did it seven straight times from 1967-73.
Winning two consecutive championships is never easy in any sport. So add the Ruston High School Bearcats boys’ swim team to the above list of dynasties after they captured their fourth consecutive state title at the Sulphur Parks and Recreation’s Aquatic Center in November.
Over the past few months, various Lincoln Parish School principals have shared their tactics and plans for increasing their School Performance Scores with Lincoln Parish School Board members and the public.
The good news is that it looks like that no schools are sitting on their haunches. Elementary and high schools alike have taken actions to improve their scores. Most elementary schools are using programs such as A-Z Reading, Singapore Math, Being a Writer, Accelerated Reader and other research-based programs that have proven effective in increasing student abilities at other schools.