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Bains Elementary Math Program (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-02-01

Duration: 00:05:29

Subjects: Education | Mathematics | TEACHERS | West Feliciana Parish Public Schools


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Whetstone, Stephanie Interviewee
  • Parr, Aubrey Interviewee
  • London, Jenesis Interviewee
  • Gordon, Nicorrie Interviewee
  • Richardson, Wendy Interviewee
  • Matthews, Kimberly Interviewee
  • Milton, Hollis Interviewee


This segment from the February 1, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s report on the success of the math program at Bains Elementary School in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Kendrick reports that a child’s mastery of elementary school math is the best predictor of their success in life according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Education and the American Psychological Association. She interviews: Stephanie Whetstone, fifth grade math teacher and the Louisiana winner of the prestigious Milken Educator Award; Aubrey Parr and Jenesis London, fifth grade students; Nicorrie Gordon, third grade math teacher; Wendy Richardson, fourth grade math teacher; Kimberly Matthews, fifth grade math teacher; and Hollis Milton, the superintendent of the West Feliciana Parish Schools. Host: Andre Moreau