PRIME TIME

Cultivating Understanding Through Children’s Books

As the state, country, and world contend both with the over-representation of Black Americans among those dying from COVID-19, among those incarcerated for non-violent crimes, and among those experiencing violence from law enforcement officers, we are all reeling. This week’s global response—through protests, boycotts, and on social media—reminds us at PRIME TIME that we cannot forget what children are experiencing ...

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LEH Receives Grant to Benefit Plaquemines, Terrebonne, and Lafourche Parishes

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) has received a $475,000 grant for its Coastal Impacts Project from BHP Billiton, a mining and petroleum company that supports projects focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The three-year initiative, which will be administered in partnership with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Smithsonian Institution, will bring award-winning humanities-based ...

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PRIME TIME Head Start students learn about fire safety, environment

At PRIME TIME Head Start, we strive to expose our students to as many experiences as we can. In October, PTHS hosted two groups of visitors to teach students about a few important topics: fire safety and the environment. Firefighters from the City of Monroe Fire Department read stories to the students and let them explore the fire truck. Staff ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives 1,600 Copies of New Garfield Book to PRIME TIME Family Reading

In support of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s work with literacy and their own commitment to social responsibility, Penguin Random House is donating 1,600 copies of Age Happens: Garfield Hits the Big 4-0 to PRIME TIME Family Reading, a program of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) that supports literacy development through intergenerational family reading and discussion. These books will be donated ...

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PRIME TIME Head Start Sets Goals for School Year

After a successful start, PRIME TIME Head Start began the 2018-2019 school year with fresh goals aimed at closing the achievement gap for children in Ouachita Parish. “Last year, PRIME TIME Head Start embarked upon the concept of ‘get on the bus,'” PTHS’ director Stalanda Butcher said. “This school year, the team is turning up the heat to 212 degrees.” ...

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