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Incumbents, newcomers seek seat on EBR School Board

Control of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will hinge on a handful of competitive races Nov. 4 that feature candidates backed by business leaders, others with connections to the school system as well about half who are running… Read More

State directive: School districts should bus students from F, D schools

The Louisiana Department of Education is calling upon school districts to pay for bus transportation not only for children transferring out of F-ranked schools, but also for the many more students whose parents want to move their children out of… Read More

Open teacher slots still a moving target in EBR

Even after holding two teacher job fairs in recent days, including one in Pittsburgh, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system still has roughly 50 vacant teaching positions nearly two weeks into the 2014-15 school year. Even so, Millie Williams,… Read More

Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

BATON ROUGE — A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by Common Core supporters, lifting a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state education standards. Judge Todd Hernandez issued a written ruling Tuesday. Read More

Residents push Tangipahoa School Board on desegregation

AMITE — Holding signs saying “They just won’t do right,” members of Tangipahoa Parish’s black community gathered at the school system’s central office Tuesday to demand the School Board abandon its pursuit of a modified desegregation plan. The School Board… Read More

Judge hears arguments in Common Core lawsuit

BATON ROUGE, La. -- A state judge heard arguments Monday from lawyers for teachers and parents who support the Common Core education standards and want Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state standards invalidated. District Judge Todd Hernandez didn't immediately… Read More

Tea Party of Louisiana expresses ‘shock and outrage’ over Sen. Vitter’s Common Core support

WASHINGTON -- The Tea Party of Louisiana is expressing "shock and outrage" over Sen. David Vitter's support for the Common Core educational standards. In a recent statement, Vitter, a two-term Republican senator running for governor in 2015, said that Gov. Bobby… Read More

Mike Hasten: Common Core battle rages on in court

You can learn a lot by sitting in a courtroom. First thing you learn is the benches in courtrooms weren’t designed to be comfortable. If it’s a long hearing, that fact becomes clear in the first half-hour. Another thing is… Read More

Iberville plans suit challenging charter school funding

School board members and local education officials across the state have grumbled for years that charter schools divert money from public school systems to independently run institutions that compete with them for the best students with the most engaged parents.… Read More

Judge rules Jindal, others can’t be deposed but trial progresses

BATON ROUGE A Baton Rouge judge has ruled that Gov. Bobby Jindal and some top administration officials cannot be questioned by attorneys prior to going to court in a lawsuit against them but he rejected administration attorneys’ arguments that the… Read More


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