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New Managing Editor joins LEH Staff

Earlier this month, Chris Turner–Neal joined the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities as Managing Editor of 64 Parishes. Before joining the LEH, he was the Arts and Entertainment Editor for Baton Rouge’s Country Roads Magazine, writing about arts, culture, history, and, when he could get away with it, animals. Prior to his time at Country Roads, he worked as a history teacher, writing tutor, and comedy ...

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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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LEH Awards 2018 Rebirth Grants

Since reconstituting its grants program in 2014, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has funded projects that provide access to the humanities to Louisiana residents across the state. In September the LEH received applications for the 2018 Rebirth Grants opportunity. A grants review committee of LEH board members, scholars, and staff selected 17 projects in 10 parishes for a total ...

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Nominations for 2019 Louisiana Humanities Awards Now Open

In order to honor Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Humanities Awards. Awardees will be chosen by committee and recognized for their achievements at the annual Bright Lights Awards dinner this spring. Since 1985, LEH has honored ...

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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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