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  • St. Helena board seeks to regain control of school

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM

    GREENSBURG- The St. Helena Parish School Board is appealing a federal judge's decision to deny the board a new trial after the judge rejected the parish's request to offer middle school grades to its students. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady shot down a request in August by the school... more »
  • Education officials clear up grading questions

    May 30, 2013 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Superintendent of Education John White admitted today that letter grades awarded to high schools in the past had been inflated, but denied accusations his office intentionally caused the changes and later covered them up. White told a Senate education committee today that a flaw in the... more »
  • LSU hopes scanning software may thwart plagiarism Play Video

    November 9, 2012 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Faculty Senate approved a measure to look into issuing anti-plagiarism software to professors and students on campus. The software would allow professors and students to see if essays and homework were plagiarized before and after it is submitted for a grade. Some students used... more »
  • Zachary schools "flip-flop" on vouchers Play Video

    May 8, 2012 6:14 PM

    ZACHARY - Zachary's independent school system changed their minds on whether to allow students with vouchers from failing schools. Superintendent Warren Drake's final answer is "no." Back in April, the schools voted to allow thirty students from schools with failing scores. That would mean fifteen kindergartners and fifteen first... more »
  • Sexual Favor for Higher Grade Settlement

    February 1, 2012 7:34 PM

    The University of Iowa agreed to a financial settlement with a former student pressured to let a professor fondle her in exchange for the higher grade which avoids a potentially embarrassing trial. Its handling of sexual misconduct allegations against former political science professor Arthur Miller was under fire. He committed... more »
  • Schools getting the grades this week

    October 5, 2011 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- State education officials have set a news conference in New Orleans to release letter grades for Louisiana public schools. Schools have been getting performance scores for years under an accountability plan adopted in the 1990s. And schools also were awarded a certain number of stars based on their... more »
  • More schools, districts hit state's performance target

    October 7, 2010 10:01 PM

    More Louisiana schools and districts are making the grade, according to scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education today. However, the state's top education official, Paul Pastorek, said they did not meet their overall growth goals. "Some schools and districts are showing minimal or no growth, and some schools... more »
  • Judge rejects Union school consolidation plan

    July 8, 2010 5:22 AM

    A plan by the Union Parish School System to consolidate grade levels at several schools has been rejected by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Robbie James ruled proposed changes at four of its schools as part of a cost-saving consolidation plan do not comply with the U.S. Department of... more »
  • Calcasieu gets grant to improve graduation rates

    June 9, 2010 6:22 AM

    The Calcasieu Parish School Board has accepted a $12 million grant to fund efforts to reduce the high school dropout rate. The three year grant mirrors state funded ninth-grade initiatives that have reportedly been successful in five out of six high schools. Washington-Marion High will be the test ground of... more »
  • School performance grades released today

    October 13, 2009 5:19 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Education will release the 2009 performance scores for schools and school districts this afternoon. Scores are based on students' achievement on standardized tests, as well as attendance and dropout rates. Education officials also plan to release figures on the number of students who earned diplomas in... more »
  • High tech upgrade for Livingston Parish schools

    September 3, 2009 4:57 PM

    Live Oak High is testing a new online program that allows parents to monitor their child's school performance. Parents have access to grades, attendance, tardies, and even assignments. They can log on 24 hours a day. Parents can also directly e-mail their child's teachers through the system. They can... more »

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