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  • Louisiana governor, superintendent clash over rules rewrite

    March 29, 2017 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards and Superintendent of Education John White are at odds over how to redesign Louisiana education policies to comply with a federal education law. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has been placed in the middle of that dispute and will decide Wednesday... more »
  • Lady Gaga tells critics 'I'm proud of my body'

    February 8, 2017 2:36 PM

    Lady Gaga has a message for critics of her body: "I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too." Gaga responded on Instagram on Tuesday night to those who took shots at her physical appearance during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show. She included a picture of... more »
  • John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Metallica set to play Grammys

    January 18, 2017 10:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Metallica are set to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next month. Underwood and Urban are both up for Grammys this year. Underwood's "Church Bells" and Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color" are nominated for best country solo performance.... more »
  • Hawaiian, Delta top on-time ratings for US airlines

    January 17, 2017 12:34 PM

    Here are the government's rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for November. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule. 1. Hawaiian Airlines, 91.5 percent 2. Delta Air Lines, 91.4 percent 3. Alaska Airlines, 88.0 percent 4.... more »
  • Ascension Public Schools remain fourth ranked public school district in the state

    November 17, 2016 10:31 AM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Public Schools remain ranked as the fourth top performing public school district in the state according to the 2015-2016 school report cards released Thursday by the Louisiana Department of Education. Ascension has maintained its "A" ranking for the fifth consecutive year with an overall performance score... more »
  • State: School evaluation tools needs improvement

    November 17, 2016 9:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana education officials say the latest performance scores for public schools and public school districts show improvements in "nearly every measure of academic progress." However, the state Education Department says in a Thursday news release that the school performance grading system needs improvement. It says, for instance,... more »
  • Louisiana flooding delays school grades

    October 12, 2016 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second straight year, Louisiana's public school performance scores will come out late. State education department spokeswoman Bridget Devlin says the department will release the grades toward the end of November, not in October as usual. New national exams for grades 3-8 held up the 2015... more »
  • Madonna to honor Prince at Billboard Awards

    May 11, 2016 2:25 PM

    NEW YORK - The Material Girl will pay tribute to The Purple One with a live performance at the Billboard Music Awards this month. Billboard and dick clark productions told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Madonna will honor Prince at the May 22 show. Specific details about the... more »
  • Parents get report cards, not for students, but for schools

    December 17, 2015 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's report card time in Louisiana - not for students, but for public schools and school districts. Louisiana's education department on Thursday posted report cards that include letter grades. State Education Superintendent John White said the report cards are a tool for parents, allowing them to see... more »
  • 3 Doors Down to perform Saturday with LSU's Tiger Band

    November 23, 2015 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rock band 3 Doors Down is scheduled to perform with LSU's Tiger Band during halftime of the football game against Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. Monday's announcement comes after the LSU Athletic Department announced and canceled two other, similar performances. Those would have featured the... more »
  • Trump says he's pleased with his debate performance

    October 29, 2015 5:56 PM

    SPARKS, Nev. - Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's pleased with his performance during the third GOP debate, even if the media won't give him credit. Trump tells several thousand supporters at a rally at the Nugget hotel-casino in Sparks, Nevada, that all the online surveys conducted Wednesday evening... more »
  • Cool Schools: Westside Junior High Band Play Video

    October 27, 2015 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Westside Junior High Band is quickly becoming one of the best school bands in the area. The band's director, David Will, has been teaching music at the school for four years. His lessons teach the students to love the music they play. "The biggest thing is trying... more »
  • Next generation of dancers perform at the Manship Play Video

    January 29, 2015 7:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you want to see the next generation of great dancers, you should attend Of Moving Colors 6th annual Kick It Out community production. It's this weekend at the Manship Theatre. "The students are working with all professional dancers," Development Director Nancy Little told News 2's... more »
  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    January 28, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK - The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox also will be paired with newcomer Hozier and Jessie J with Tom Jones at the Feb. 8... more »
  • Louisiana's own version of 'The Nutcracker' Play Video

    December 15, 2014 6:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 'The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou' is Louisiana's own version of the treasured holiday classic. It hits the stage again this weekend, just before Christmas. The ballet is Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m. at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.... more »
  • Voucher student performance better, but still lags

    November 3, 2014 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Performance is improving a bit for Louisiana students attending private schools with taxpayer-funded tuition vouchers. But it trails performance of public schools, and state officials say 23 private schools performed so poorly that they will not be allowed to enroll new voucher students. Figures released Monday showed... more »
  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    July 23, 2014 2:11 AM

    NEW YORK - A major national survey finds disconcerting data about teen use of performance enhancing drugs. The survey by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids finds experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year as young people strove to boost their athletic performance... more »

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