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Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "The National's Report Card," show Louisiana student achievement dropping over the last two years. Every two years, the U.S. Department of Education tests a nationally representative group of fourth and eighth grade ...
For the first time ever, more than half of Louisiana's high school graduates in 2017 were eligible for TOPS scholarships to attend college, according to the state's Department of Education. About 52 percent of 2017's graduates statewide qualified for TOPS, according to a news release from the department.

Richard "Trip" Klibert, 7, gets his lunch at St. Joan of Arc School in LaPlace on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Members of the Louisiana House Education committee considered several bills on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, involving student nutrition and school safety. ( Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The ...
Louisiana's education department says a record number of public high school graduates have reached the benchmarks required to get taxpayer-financed college tuition through the TOPS program. More than 19,200 students who graduated in 2017 were eligible for a TOPS award, up from nearly 18,400 a ...
(AP) - Louisiana's education department says a record number of public high school graduates have reached the benchmarks required to get taxpayer-financed college tuition through the TOPS program. More than 19,200 students who graduated in 2017 were eligible for a TOPS award, up from nearly ...
He also said overall education trends since 2003 are mostly positive. But White also acknowledged that students here face major challenges. "Asking questions about technology should not deter us from the facts of the situation, which are largely things that we already knew," he said. "Louisiana needs to ...

Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Puerto Rico have officially submitted applications for the Every Student Succeeds Act's Innovative Assessment pilot, the U.S. Department of Education says. The pilot, which was initially one of the most buzzed-about pieces of ESSA, allows states to try out new forms of ...
Louisiana's public colleges escaped cuts for the first time in nearly a decade this year, and their leaders are asking lawmakers to keep them from the ... Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph Rallo, left, talks with LSU President F. King Alexander ahead of a House budget hearing on public college ...
A Louisiana lawmaker is shelving his proposal to lower the drinking age for some young people amid concerns the move could cost the state millions in lost federal aid. Sen. Eric LaFleur, a Ville Platte Democrat, says he was trying to promote responsible behavior and education about the damaging effects ...
Legislation aimed at improving affordable early childhood education breezed through the Louisiana House on Monday. The measure passed 89-1 and next faces action in the Senate. The proposal, House Bill 676, would allow the state's top school board to set up pilot centers designed to assist children ...
The measure would have created a certification program allowing 19- and 20-year-olds to buy beer, wine and liquor if they take education courses about the harmful effects of alcohol. He said that because alcohol is off-limits, people under the age of 21 sneak around, overindulge and drink in dangerous ...
Students finishing teacher preparation programs has dropped 18 percent in Louisiana since the 2010-11 school year, according to figures compiled by the state Department of Education. A total of 2,299 students finished teaching requirements in 2014-15, down from 2,802 in 2010. The state's drop is part of ...
Louisiana ranked poorly in several negative categories, including outcomes such as premature deaths and low birth weight; behaviors such as smoking, obesity, physical inactivity and sexually transmitted diseases; and factors such as education levels attained, children living in poverty and violent crime.
101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty, along with producer Matt Parker, continue their discussion about possible changes to Louisiana's TOPS program, including a number of proposed fixes and, whether, in the long run, the scholarship giveaway hurts education - and students - in our state.
Course equivalences under current law are set by the administering agency of the college and university upon prior approval by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The proposed bill would ensure BESE is with consulted on any changes in course equivalences, but BESE is not required to ...
As Louisiana struggles to balance its budget in face of a nearly $1 billion shortfall, lawmakers face a stark choice: Shrink a program that once made the state a national model in education, or end it entirely. The resulting debate has produced multiple ideas from legislators to reduce the size of the ...
Louisiana lawmakers gave initial support Thursday (March 22) to two measures aimed at improving the state's early childhood education system. The bills, which passed through the House education committee, aim to create a committee that can create a broader vision for early childhood education in ...

The state is running $2 million short of dollars needed to finance Louisiana's 6,600 voucher students for the current school year, state Superintendent of Education John White said Friday. In addition, White told local superintendents that the state may be $5 million to $7 million short of funds needed to pay ...
The state will launch a national search for a new superintendent to oversee the Louisiana School For the Deaf and two others, state Superintendent of Education John White said Monday. All three schools, and the Special School District, or SSD, that oversees them, were criticized last week in a report that ...
It covered all three schools that make up Louisiana's Special School District – Louisiana School for the Deaf, Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired and the Louisiana Special Education Center. A total of 233 students attend the schools, including 128 at the School for the Deaf. The schools for the deaf ...
BATON ROUGE — The Senate Education Committee on Thursday refused to approve a bill that would have forced Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White out of office. The proposed bill was authored by John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, who has been a part of previous efforts to oust White.


 

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