Louisiana Department of Education

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Name: Louisiana Department of Education
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Alternative school gives students the right tools to succeed

The graduation rate in Louisiana is one of the lowest in the country.According to the Louisiana Department of Education about 70 percent of students graduated high school last year.But Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy is helping students who want ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - 13 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Letter to the Editor: Superintendent White thanks colleagues

Dear Colleagues,    Friday and yesterday, judges in the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge handed down two important decisions regarding our state’s five-year transition to higher standards. I am writing to summarize those decisions and to ... [Published The Creole - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

LPSB to get report on investigation into Cooper soon

13 minutes 49 seconds ago byThe Lafayette Parish School Board will likely receive a report on an investigation into Superintendent Pat Cooper in the next week or two, board president Hunter Beasley said tonight.The board hired special attorney Shelton ... [Published KATC 3 - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

White releases statement after judge grants injunction lifting Jindal's suspension

22 minutes 9 seconds ago byState Superintendent of Education John White issued a statement Judge Todd Hernandez granted an injunction lifting the suspension of Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) testing contracts:"Today's ruling allows teachers ... [Published KATC 3 - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 3 reports

BTW investigation: options for 10 who did not meet grad requirements

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The investigation into allegations of grade changes during the 2013-2014 school year at Booker T. Washington New Tech High School continues, but Caddo schools superintendent Lamar Goree confirmed Monday morning that 10 students ... [Published KSLA - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Jindal Administration: "Unintentional" DOE website shutdown now resolved

9 minutes 49 seconds ago byThe Jindal administration now says it had no intention of shutting down the Louisiana Department of Education website and the problem now has been fixed."We are grateful the bill has been paid," LDOE's Barry Landry said in ... [Published KATC 3 - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Impact of state law expanding school choice unclear

Aug. 16, 2014For the past decade, on the eve of the start of school, the Louisiana Department of Education has released a list of failing public schools to allow the families in those schools a chance to transfer to a higher performing public school.This ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

EBRPSS holds annual staffing fair to seek teachers for school year

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -The East Baton Rouge School System held their annual back-to-school staffing fair for applicants who want to teach this year.The event was Saturday at their instructional resource center on South Foster Drive.According to officials, ... [Published WAFB - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 2 reports

Lafayette Superintendent explains why he refuses to advertise budget

16 minutes 33 seconds ago byLafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper is responding to why he isn't advertising the 2014-2015 budget at the request of six board members.In an emailed statement, he said the members' directive is not in the best ... [Published KATC 3 - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

State education department announces new teacher resources

10:46 13, 2014The state education department has released new teacher support resources. (Photo: File photo)The Louisiana Department of Education has announced a package of new resources for teachers.The materials include hundreds of online trainings, ... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 2 reports

Alleged grade changing at Caddo Parish high school

Caddo Parish School officials are investigating allegations of student grades being changed at Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.The investigation follows an anonymous tip sent to Dr. Lamar Goree, Caddo Parish Schools superintendent In a news ... [Published KTAL-TV - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Regional high schools shine more students take college-credit courses

Ruston High School tops the Louisiana Department of Education’s list of northeastern Louisiana high schools achieving higher scores on Advanced Placement tests released early Thursday.According to the DOE, the number of college credits earned in 2014 ... [Published Monroe News Star - Jul 31 2014]

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...This is not a case of "just hand the paperwork over to the judge and he'll surely understand."
...Data Recognition Corporation (DRC),” wrote Interim Office of Contractual Review (OCR) Director Pamela Bartfay Rice in a letter to White and LDOE. "LDOE appears to now be asserting that the existing sole source contract with DRC can be utilized to subcontract with another assessment vendor, PARCC, for future common assessments.”"
"Today's ruling allows teachers and students to continue raising expectations in Louisiana. It enables our state to set its aspirations high and to compete with states across the country. Our students are just as smart and capable as any in America. We've been working for four years to teach them to the highest standards anywhere. Today's ruling continues that progress. In a letter sent this evening, I have communicated to Commissioner Kristy Nichols that our state's schools will continue their five-year transition to higher expectations and have asked the Administration's cooperation in that process" said White
"When you get ready to graduate that's a happy feeling, that might affect them," she said. "If the student was a good student, they need to try to go back in his grade, and they could have been a good students, they need to change his grade, and go on, let him pass" she said

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Alternative school gives students the right too... [Published WDSU New Orleans - 13 hours ago]
Letter to the Editor: Superintendent White than... [Published The Creole - 16 hours ago]
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]
Why the Jindal Loss Was Expected Regarding Loui... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 20 2014]
Judge Blocks Bobby Jindal's Order Suspending Co... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 20 2014]
White releases statement after judge grants inj... [Published KATC 3 - Aug 20 2014]
BTW investigation: options for 10 who did not m... [Published KSLA - Aug 19 2014]
Investigation continues at Booker T. Washington [Published KTAL-TV - Aug 18 2014]
Jindal Administration: "Unintentional" DOE webs... [Published KATC 3 - Aug 18 2014]
BTW grade changing investigation: 10 students d... [Published KSLA - Aug 18 2014]
Impact of state law expanding school choice unc... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 17 2014]
EBRPSS holds annual staffing fair to seek teach... [Published WAFB - Aug 16 2014]
Lafayette Superintendent explains why he refuse... [Published KATC 3 - Aug 15 2014]
Statement from LPSS Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper [Published KLFY - Aug 15 2014]
Cooper declines to advertise budget, will devel... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Aug 15 2014]
At the Chalk Face: Does Jindal Have a Case with... [Published National Education Policy Center - Aug 13 2014]
Mayor Arceneaux, council proclaim 'Marjorie Mey... [Published Gonzales Weekly Citizen - Aug 13 2014]
State education department announces new teache... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Aug 13 2014]
Alabama ranks first in nation for increase in s... [Published al.com - Aug 13 2014]
First Jump Start pathways to be submitted to BESE [Published Leesville Leader - Aug 12 2014]
Christian Brothers, St. Anthony of Padua Cathol... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Aug 11 2014]
New report details successes and challenges of ... [Published Louisiana Weekly - Aug 11 2014]
Does Jindal Have a Case With Common Core as Fed... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 11 2014]
Teachers prepped for first day of school [Published Beauregard Daily News - Aug 10 2014]
Comprehensive guide to high school opportunitie... [Published The Creole - Aug 08 2014]
Jefferson teachers will help craft student lear... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Aug 07 2014]
Lafourche public schools gear up for 2014-15 year [Published Tri-Parish Times - Aug 06 2014]
Auditors scrutinize grades at every Caddo campus [Published Shreveport Times - Aug 04 2014]
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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 ...
Battle Continues Between Louisiana Gov. Jindal ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jun 28 2014]
A heated battle between Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and the state’s defiant superintendent John White demonstrates the bitterness of Common Core supporters as more states exit both the standards and the multi-state test consortia. The ...
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