Top Left Photo: From left to right, Carson WIlliams, Manny Valentine and Carter Taylor in Ms. Deby’s Pre-K 4 class got an up-close look at the life cycle of the frog.
Top Right Photo: Ms. Deby’s Pre-K 4 class, Wyatt Gaines, left, and Carlea Williams, right, discovers bees, butterflies and ladybugs in the learning center.
Bottom Left Photo: Davis Durrett enjoys petting and learning about the animals at The Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo.
Bottom Right Photo: Emmanuel Baptist Preschool graduated 14 Pre-K students this month after the school year.
As Tech enters its third consecutive year with a reduced budget, officials look to the Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act for support.
The GRAD Act, which was enacted earlier this summer, allows higher education institutions to raise tuition by 10 percent each year if they meet certain criteria. Some of these benchmarks include retention and graduation rates, research productivity, student-to-teacher ratios and elimination and reduction of remedial and associate degrees.
Unfortunately, said Tech President Dan Reneau, that means higher fees for students.
Anil Nanda, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, will present this year’s Chris Andrews Lecture, on Nov. 16 at Trinity United Methodist’s Trinity Center in Ruston.