U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan to Visit Local Schools on Jan. 15

The three schools are involved in two $4M awards from the U.S. Department of Education

Frank Brogan01/13/2020
BATON ROUGE – On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Frank Brogan, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education, will visit Lee Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee in Morganza, and West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville.


These three schools are heavily involved in two 2019 Education Innovation & Research awards. The first one is led by Louisiana Department of Education focusing on creating Micro-credentials to certify Louisiana teachers on high-demand STEM skills. The second one, led by Louisiana State University and East Baton Rouge Parish School System, is focused on the integration of programming and mathematics at the high school level. Both research projects
are based on the LSU STEM Pathways program, which supports high school students, teachers and school districts in Louisiana to ensure more students eventually enter college and the workforce in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.


Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

  • 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – Visit STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee 
  • 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. – Visit West Feliciana High School
  • 12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. – Visit Lee Magnet High School 

* All times are approximate


Frank T. Brogan serves as the assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education.

Brogan most recently served as chancellor of Pennsylvania’s public universities. He began his career as a fifth-grade teacher in Martin County, Florida, and later served as a dean of students, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent before being elected Florida’s commissioner of education in 1994. Brogan continued his advocacy for public education when he was elected to serve as lieutenant governor of Florida in 1998 and 2002. After five years in that role, he was named president of Florida Atlantic University, a position he held until 2009, when he was selected to serve as chancellor of Florida's public universities.

A native of Ohio, Brogan was the first member of his family to attend college, earning a bachelor’s degree in education magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in education from Florida Atlantic University. He and his wife, Courtney, have a 13-year-old son.

Additional Links:

Boosting Baton Rouge and Louisiana’s Computational Edge

BRBytes: Baton Rouge: Bringing Youth Technology, Education and Success

LSU STEM Certification Pathways

Louisiana awarded $115 million in federal grants to enhance supports for students, teachers




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LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy

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East Baton Rouge Parish School System

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