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  • Cool Schools: CHANGE at Donaldsonville High check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 24, 2015 7:22 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - If you watched the Oscars Sunday night, you noticed plenty of political messages, including discrimination, bullying and violence. That same conversation is taking place everyday in an English class at Donaldsonville High School in Ascension Parish. "CHANGE" is an acronym symbolic of Donaldsonville High students. It stands... more »
  • Cool Schools: Dutchtown High School check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 10, 2015 7:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An English and creative writing teacher in Ascension Parish is being celebrated by her peers and students. Tamara Empson was named Teacher of the Year at Dutchtown High School. "She is just so positive is someone you want to work with, you want to work around... more »
  • CDC: Language barrier caused chlorine gas leak

    December 6, 2012 12:25 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a chlorine gas leak at an Arkansas poultry plant last year that sickened nearly 200 people occurred because a worker couldn't read English. The CDC said in a report released Thursday that a Spanish-speaking worker at the Tyson... more »
  • Feds must stop writing gibberish under new law

    May 19, 2011 5:25 AM

    WASHINGTON- The federal government is rolling out a new official language of sorts: plain English. A communications overhaul is under way as federal employees learn how to make more sense in their writing to the public. Their guide is the Plain Writing Act signed by President Barack Obama last fall... more »
  • LSU cuts could slash one-third of English department

    October 11, 2010 4:11 PM

    Termination notices that went out to LSU instructors about a month ago could have far-reaching effects, according to a recent article in the school newspaper. The Daily Reveille reported this week that the notices, which had been sent to inform instructors they'd be fired next year if projected budget... more »
  • New requirements to earn high school diploma

    November 5, 2009 5:11 AM

    The state is doing away with the high school exit exam and starting new requirements. Currently high school students have to pass the Graduation Exit Exam and meet other course requirements to earn a diploma. That system is about to be scrapped in favor of end-of-course tests. Starting with some... more »

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