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AI in the Classroom (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-06-09

Duration: 00:04:14

Subjects: East Baton Rouge Parish School System (La.) | Education | Reading | Technology | Artificial intelligence


  • Sy. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Spurgeon, Laura Interviewee
  • Rico, Cesar Interviewee
  • Jordan, Meredith Interviewee


This segment from the June 9, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) program called Amira to help students learning English as a Second Language (ESL) with their reading comprehension and pronunciation. She visits Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary School in Baton Rouge to see Amira in action and interviews: Laura Spurgeon, ESL district coach for EBR Schools; Cesar Rico, executive director for ESL; and Meredith Jordan, executive director of Diverse Learners with the Louisiana Department of Education.