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  • Louisiana public school funding formula moves ahead in House

    May 17, 2017 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A $3.7 billion financing formula for Louisiana's public schools next year has started advancing in the House. The proposal was redrafted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education at lawmakers' request, to assist flood-impacted districts and safeguard the Vernon Parish district if it experiences student enrollment... more »
  • House rebuffs corporal punishment ban for Louisiana schools

    May 8, 2017 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's local public school districts still will be allowed to paddle and spank students for misbehavior. The House overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to ban corporal punishment in Louisiana's public schools. Only 34 lawmakers Monday voted for the prohibition bill by Rep. Barbara Norton, a Shreveport Democrat. Sixty-one... more »
  • Authorities dispel threats at Denham Springs school

    April 11, 2017 5:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and Livingston Parish Public School System responded to reported threats at a local school Tuesday. On Monday, several students and parents reported possible threats directed at the school on social media. The school system released a statement Tuesday saying that... more »
  • On Louisiana's public schools' fees, report urges caution

    March 5, 2017 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's public school districts charge fees for everything from uniforms and school supplies to lockers and parking. A new report prepared for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education urges districts to use "extreme caution" in enacting such fees in a state where many students come from... more »
  • Edwards: Public school financing won't be proposed for cuts

    February 3, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's public school financing formula won't be proposed for cuts next year from Gov. John Bel Edwards, despite the state's deep budget gaps. Edwards assured a group of educators at a town hall-style meeting Tuesday night that he wouldn't seek to reduce the $3.7 billion funding formula.... more »
  • Expulsions for uniform violations barred for young students

    June 30, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's public schools are prohibited from suspending or expelling elementary school students for violating school uniform rules. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Monday that the Republican governor had signed into law the bill by Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Baton Rouge Democrat. The prohibition covers students in preschool... more »
  • House backs pension hike for retired teachers, state workers

    May 27, 2015 6:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Retired state employees, public school workers and teachers would get a boost to their pension checks, under a bill advancing to the state Senate for consideration. The House voted 80-20 Tuesday for the proposal by Rep. Sam Jones, a Democrat from Franklin. The measure would provide a 1.5... more »
  • Ruling expected Friday in charter schools lawsuit

    October 29, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge says he will rule Friday on whether he'll issue a preliminary injunction to keep some charter schools from getting $60 million under Louisiana's public school financing formula. Judge Wilson Fields heard testimony and arguments Wednesday in the case and said he would take... more »
  • Most teachers 'effective' or 'highly effective'

    October 22, 2014 3:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new state report says 92 percent of public school teachers were rated either effective or highly effective in the second year of a statewide evaluation process. Last year, the figure was 89 percent. The latest figures were released Wednesday. The new system does not yet require... more »
  • Cassidy slams union lawsuit over charter schools

    October 6, 2014 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is criticizing a teacher union for filing a lawsuit that could strip money for some charter schools from Louisiana's public school financing formula. Cassidy is the leading Republican candidate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. He called on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is... more »
  • Report: BR parents rather private school over public than most cities

    August 14, 2014 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A national report released this week listed the Capital City as the fourth-largest percentage of private school enrollment. New Orleans topped the list and was followed by Honolulu, HI, San Francisco, CA, and then Louisiana's capital. According to data, 19.1% of students attend a private school here.... more »
  • New magnet programs in Baton Rouge schools include Mandarin Chinese, broadcasting Play Video

    July 29, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you still have not decided where to send your child to school when class resumes this fall, there are some new magnet programs in Baton Rouge schools that could help you make up your mind. Polk Elementary School is offering a Mandarin Chinese Program for... more »

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