Louisiana Department of Education

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Name: Louisiana Department of Education
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Booker T. Washington New Tech High School principal resigns

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -The Caddo Parish School Board announced that Dr. Stacey Russell, former Booker T. Washington principal, has resigned.The school board says it's a "personal issue, we are not at liberty to release any farther details regarding her ... [Published KSLA - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

School meals

By JEAN L. McCORKLEjmccorkle@daily-review.comMORGAN CITY — Donna Jones, cafeteria manager at M.D. Shannon Elementary, greets each student as they start their morning with her for breakfast.Some ask what’s on the menu, others simply say, “hello.” Jones ... [Published StMaryNow.com - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Educational Materials with Common Core Stamp Selling Big

Now that Common Core seems to be taking over the curricula in states across the nation, companies furnishing educational materials are desperately trying to attract school districts and teachers to buy their materials by advertising them as aligning ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Cooper decides to submit Lafayette board’s budget to state

Sept. 16, 2014LAFAYETTE — Superintendent Pat Cooper changed his mind about refusing to turn in the budget the school board adopted Monday to the Louisiana Department of Education — but said Tuesday he won’t follow the spending plan until state officials ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Officials lay out proposal to improve, unify La. early childhood education system

The Louisiana Department of Education and the Department of Children and Family Services this morning released proposed policies and strategies to complete the unification of the state's early childhood system by the deadline required by 2012 legislation, ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Kenner charter school adopts $5.8 million budget for 2014-15 academic year

The board that governs Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy, one of Jefferson Parish's five charter schools, has approved a $5.8 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. That's about $1.5 million more than the school managed a year earlier.Though ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

School board insists on cuts in new budget

Dr. Pat Cooper, superintendent of schools for the Lafayette Parish School System, addresses the Lafayette Parish School Board during a budget meeting in Lafayette, LA, Tuesday, July 15, 2014.Photo by Paul Kieu, The Advertiser (Photo: Paul Kieu, The A ... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

David Vitter wants to know the cost of educating unaccompanied immigrant children

"We will provide answers to the Senator's important questions as soon as possible," said Barry Landry, spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Education.Vitter sent a letter to Louisiana Education Superintendent John White asking for specific information ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

School district has improved over two years

As the Lafayette Parish School System’s employee most familiar with school and district performance, I was quite puzzled by Mike Hefner’s numbers in his recent column about the investigation into Superintendent Pat Cooper. Cooper arrived in January 2012. ... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

EBR’s need of top educators

Advocate storySept. 03, 2014On August 15, The Advocate reported that the East Baton Rouge Parish school system is holding job fairs to fill vacant positions in several schools and subject areas. The hiring shortage that EBR is experiencing is a challenge ... [Published The Advocate - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Nonprofit’s former head admits embezzling money

The former head of a New Orleans nonprofit organization faces federal prison time after pleading guilty to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars in public grant money.Marcia Peterson, who served as executive director of CDC 58:12, a community development ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Ouachita to move forward with free meal proposal

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)Places:MONROE, Louisiana — The Ouachita Parish School Board will seek state approval for free meals for all students in at least 15 of its schools through the Louisiana Department of Ed ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Aug 27 2014]

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The school board says it's a "personal issue, we are not at liberty to release any farther details regarding her reasons for resigning."
"This needs to be a statewide issue. This doesn't need to be a Lafayette Parish issue," Cooper said. "Everybody is supposed to be living under Act One....When I talked to the Department of Education and John White, they basically said to bring it to them and have their folks look at it and they will make a determination. It will then be something that everybody in the state would understand is coming from the Department of Education, not just Lafayette Parish."
...It takes deeply knowing the standards. It takes looking at the whole package and not just the best sample unit that’s out there." She added, "We don’t want shortcuts. We don’t want gimmicks to get kids through a year of standardized testing. We want them to deeply understand the math."
...process for early childhood education providers and build a two-level report card system that evaluates both program and community networks. "Our mission is to take a fragmented system of early childhood, with different expectations from one place to the next, and to unify that system so no child falls through the cracks" says State Superintendent of Education John White in a prepared statement. See an overview of the proposed changes. —Steve Sanoski

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Booker T. Washington New Tech High School princ... [Published KSLA - Sep 19 2014]
School meals [Published StMaryNow.com - Sep 18 2014]
Cooper to submit budget to state officials [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Sep 17 2014]
Cooper decides to submit Lafayette board’s budg... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 17 2014]
Is justice near for N.O. teachers wrongly fired... [Published Louisiana Weekly - Sep 16 2014]
Educational Materials with Common Core Stamp Se... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 16 2014]
Officials lay out proposal to improve, unify La... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Sep 15 2014]
Lafayette School Board risks audit finding if b... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Sep 14 2014]
Nassar running for re-election to St. James Sch... [Published L' Observateur - Sep 13 2014]
Kenner charter school adopts $5.8 million budge... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 12 2014]
School board insists on cuts in new budget [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Sep 12 2014]
David Vitter wants to know the cost of educatin... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 10 2014]
Katrina Anniversary renews fight by John McDono... [Published Louisiana Weekly - Sep 08 2014]
School district has improved over two years [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Sep 07 2014]
Nine years after Katrina, school workers still ... [Published People's World - Sep 04 2014]
EBR’s need of top educators [Published The Advocate - Sep 04 2014]
Special Education Students Bypass Common Obstacles [Published Seattle Medium - Sep 01 2014]
The Cooper investigation must run its course [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Aug 30 2014]
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Sues US Dept of... [Published Christian Post - Aug 29 2014]
Gretna woman, Marcia Peterson, pleads guilty to... [Published United States Department of Justice - Aug 28 2014]
Nonprofit’s former head admits embezzling money [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 28 2014]
LDOE announces round two of Jump Starting Jump ... [Published KATC 3 - Aug 27 2014]
Ouachita to move forward with free meal proposal [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Aug 27 2014]
Ouachita to move forward with free meal proposal [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Aug 27 2014]
Lawmakers say Common Core standards necessary f... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Aug 27 2014]
Xyxyx xyxy xyxy xyxy xyx [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 22 2014]
Alternative school gives students the right too... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Aug 21 2014]
Letter to the Editor: Superintendent White than... [Published The Creole - Aug 21 2014]
LPSB to get report on investigation into Cooper... [Published KATC 3 - Aug 21 2014]
Confident Cooper addresses Top 50 crowd [Published The IND - Aug 20 2014]
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Educational Materials with Common Core Stamp Se... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 16 2014]
Now that Common Core seems to be taking over the curricula in states across the nation, companies furnishing educational materials are desperately trying to attract school districts and teachers to buy their materials by advertising them as aligning ...
Judge Blocks Bobby Jindal's Order Suspending Co... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 20 2014]
A Louisiana district judge sided with Common Core advocates Tuesday by lifting Gov. Bobby Jindal’s executive order that suspended contracts with PARCC, one of the federally funded Common Core test consortia. In his ruling on the plaintiffs' ...
Black Education Group Funds Pro-Common Core Law... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 26 2014]
A pro-Common Core black education group is funding a group of parents and teachers in a lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), charging that he is illegally trying to remove the state from the controversial nationalized standards and their ...
Amid Heated Debate, Louisiana Lawmakers File La... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 22 2014]
Lawmakers in Louisiana filed a lawsuit Monday in Baton Rouge district court that seeks an immediate suspension of the Common Core standards in the state’s schools. According to the Associated Press , the 17 legislators – 13 Republicans ...
Louisiana Board of Ed Votes to Lawyer Up Agains... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 02 2014]
The Louisiana state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted Tuesday 6-3 to hire outside lawyers to pursue a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) for removing his state from its Common Core test consortium. The decision ...
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