Chas Roemer, BESE president, to speak at Press Club on Aug. 4

Chas Roemer, president of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, is the featured speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 4. He will speak about BESE’s differences with the Governor’s Office over Common Core standards and student testing. Press Club meets on Mondays in the Iberville Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.