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  • Over 40 La. students suspended in grade-changing scheme

    March 25, 2015 9:52 AM

    ARNAUDVILLE - Beau Chene High School has suspended at least 45 students as part of an investigation into a student who changed grades during the last six weeks through a web-based computer program. Principal Keith James tells The Advertise r the student gained access to a program called Powerschool by... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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