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Ronnie Morris, BESE (2024)

Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-03-04

Duration: 00:44:40

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Education | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Literacy | Technology | Truancy | Artificial intelligence


  • Morris, Ronnie Speaker


This episode of the series “Press Club” features a speech by Ronnie Morris before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Press Club on March 4, 2024. Morris is the president of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). He discusses: the work of BESE; prioritizing literacy initiatives; the teacher shortage; improving student engagement and decreasing truancy; working as a bridge between K-12 education and the workforce; the creation of computer science standards; and establishing best practices and regulations for artificial intelligence (AI). He also answers questions from the media.