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Members with the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce learned about the newly created A+ Coalition at the monthly luncheon Sept. 12.

The coalition believes that all children should be given the best opportunity for success. Tony Davis, BESE Representative District 4, gave an update on educational progress within the state and how it impacts the Natchitoches community.

Chamber Education Committee Co-Chair Laura Lyles said the A+ Coalition is the evolution of the Education Committee. Something she and fellow Co-Chair Van Erikson hope to see spread around the parish.

What is the A+ Coalition? It is a platform to jumpstart community involvement and share responsibility. It is an easy and popular way to get involved to make real change. It is also a cheerleader for the school system.

Why does Natchitoches need the A+ Coalition?

Students who deserve the best opportunity to succeed will be the future work force, voters, and parents of the next generation of students.

Its goal includes bringing all community partners together with four calls to action:

1. Subscribe to the Newsletter

2. Spread the Word

3. Implement Teacher of the Month

4. Provide Financial Support

Individual memberships are available to help the community stay up-to-date on what’s happening in education through a newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter. For more information on how you can get involved go online to: