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The Advocate
The good numbers from the school reforms in New Orleans don’t lieLet’s reduce the myriad spreadsheets and analyses to the handful of figures: 73
The good numbers from the school reforms in New Orleans don’t lie
The Advocate / Posted 10 hours ago
Let’s reduce the myriad spreadsheets and analyses to the handful of figures: 73, 37, 18.9. The last one is perhaps the most important: It’s the average score on the ACT college readiness test for students in New Orleans. Back before hurricanes... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education stats are not trustworthyA recent column in The Advocate (“October ballot holds key races this fall for
Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education stats are not trustworthy
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
A recent column in The Advocate (“October ballot holds key races this fall for School Board seats,” Aug. 22, 2015) notes that important decisions will be made in the Oct. 24 election regarding the state’s school board, the Board of Elementary and... Read more
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The Huffington Post
7 Facts School Leaders Want You To Know About Kids In New OrleansTake a look at the current state of education in New Orleans and you’ll see thi
7 Facts School Leaders Want You To Know About Kids In New Orleans
The Huffington Post / Posted 3 days ago
Take a look at the current state of education in New Orleans and you’ll see things have steadily improved since 2005, the year Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. But while the progress schools have made prompts praise, school leaders say it... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
New Orleans' switch to charter schools after Katrina: a 'takeover' or a success?To Ashana Bigard, a mother of three, the New Orleans public school system seems
New Orleans' switch to charter schools after Katrina: a 'takeover' or a success?
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 days ago
To Ashana Bigard, a mother of three, the New Orleans public school system seems built on instability. Her 22-year-old daughter switched high schools three times before passing the GED exam and going to college. Bigard’s eight-year-old, meanwhile, has... Read more
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The Advocate
Donald Aguillard to start as Lafayette superintendent on May 18 with $205,000 salaryNew Superintendent Donald Aguillard will start work May 18 with a $205,000 sala
Donald Aguillard to start as Lafayette superintendent on May 18 with $205,000 salary
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
New Superintendent Donald Aguillard will start work May 18 with a $205,000 salary with the opportunity for an annual raise of up to $5,000, if he meets five performance objectives to raise student achievement in the parish. The Lafayette Parish... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
BESE committee approves proposal concerning indigent daycareThere are parents who can't afford to work because they can't afford daycare fo
BESE committee approves proposal concerning indigent daycare
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 21 days ago
There are parents who can't afford to work because they can't afford daycare for their small children, and daycares for the poor need help. A BESE committee approved Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent John White's proposal Tuesday to... Read more
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The Advocate
Iberville School Board approves School Choice Policy — students can transfer from low-performing schoolsPLAQUEMINE — The Iberville Parish School Board Monday night approved the distri
Iberville School Board approves School Choice Policy — students can transfer from low-performing schools
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
PLAQUEMINE — The Iberville Parish School Board Monday night approved the district’s School Choice Policy, which sets the standards by which students enrolled in Iberville schools with poor academic performance can transfer to better schools within... Read more
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The Advocate
Lafayette Parish seeing an increase students taking college preparatory classes; 255 earning early college creditsMore Lafayette Parish students are taking Advanced Placement courses as the sch
Lafayette Parish seeing an increase students taking college preparatory classes; 255 earning early college credits
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
More Lafayette Parish students are taking Advanced Placement courses as the school system works to expand course offerings, and more than a third of test takers passed exams to earn college credit, according to data released Tuesday. The number of... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Lafourche, Terrebonne students see advances in AP examsAP is a program created by the College Board that offers college-level curricul
Lafourche, Terrebonne students see advances in AP exams
The Houma Courier / Posted 25 days ago
AP is a program created by the College Board that offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities grant placement or college credit to students who earn high scores on the exams. The number... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Lafourche, Terrebonne students see advances in AP examsAP is a program created by the College Board that offers college-level curricul
Lafourche, Terrebonne students see advances in AP exams
The Daily Comet / Posted 25 days ago
AP is a program created by the College Board that offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities grant placement or college credit to students who earn high scores on the exams. The number... Read more
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The Advocate
Metro Buzz: Should academic performance be lowered to allow more students to participate in athletics?Superintendent Warren Drake’s recent call for a lowered GPA requirement for Eas
Metro Buzz: Should academic performance be lowered to allow more students to participate in athletics?
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
Superintendent Warren Drake’s recent call for a lowered GPA requirement for East Baton Rouge Parish students to participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities struck a nerve with a School Board member in Tangipahoa Parish. Board... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Lafourche, Terrebonne students see advances in AP examsAP is a program created by the College Board which offers college-level curricu
Lafourche, Terrebonne students see advances in AP exams
The Houma Courier / Posted 25 days ago
AP is a program created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities grant placement or college credit to students who earn high scores on the exams. The... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Lafourche, Terrebonne students see advances in AP examsAP is a program created by the College Board which offers college-level curricu
Lafourche, Terrebonne students see advances in AP exams
The Daily Comet / Posted 25 days ago
AP is a program created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities grant placement or college credit to students who earn high scores on the exams. The... Read more
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The Advocate
Warren Drake leads pep rally for East Baton Rouge school employees: ‘I feel God called me to this position’Warren Drake did something Wednesday that he had asked the 6,000 employees of t
Warren Drake leads pep rally for East Baton Rouge school employees: ‘I feel God called me to this position’
The Advocate / Posted 27 days ago
Warren Drake did something Wednesday that he had asked the 6,000 employees of the East Baton Rouge school system to do: board an unair-conditioned bus in the middle of a summer heat wave to attend his first address. “I know it was hot riding the... Read more
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The Advocate
Warren Drake leads pep rally for East Baton Rouge school employees: ‘I feel God called me to this position’Warren Drake, East Baton Rouge’s new school superintendent, told more than 6,00
Warren Drake leads pep rally for East Baton Rouge school employees: ‘I feel God called me to this position’
The Advocate / Posted 27 days ago
Warren Drake, East Baton Rouge’s new school superintendent, told more than 6,000 teachers, support workers, bus drivers and other school employees Wednesday that the status quo isn’t good enough as rival schools improve their educational... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Transfer option available for 11 Lafayette schoolsLAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The parents of students at 11 low-rated Lafayette Parish
Transfer option available for 11 Lafayette schools
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 28 days ago
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The parents of students at 11 low-rated Lafayette Parish schools can request transfers to higher-performing schools, beginning this week. The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1IHhb0y ) the schools are Alice Boucher Elementary,... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Transfer option available for 11 Lafayette schoolsLAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The parents of students at 11 low-rated Lafayette Parish
Transfer option available for 11 Lafayette schools
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 28 days ago
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The parents of students at 11 low-rated Lafayette Parish schools can request transfers to higher-performing schools, beginning this week. The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1IHhb0y ) the schools are Alice Boucher Elementary,... Read more
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The Advocate
Lafayette’s charter schools have three years until they must provide transportation for studentsThree years from now, more school buses will be on the road in Lafayette Parish
Lafayette’s charter schools have three years until they must provide transportation for students
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
Three years from now, more school buses will be on the road in Lafayette Parish once its charter schools are required to transport their students. Unlike their traditional public school counterparts, certain charter schools previously weren’t... Read more
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Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Ascension Public Schools rank fourth in state for ACT scores Latest ACT scores solidify Ascension Public Schools’ position as one of the s
Ascension Public Schools rank fourth in state for ACT scores
Gonzales Weekly Citizen / Posted 1 months ago
Latest ACT scores solidify Ascension Public Schools’ position as one of the strongest school districts in Louisiana for college preparation. The 2014-15 ACT data released by the Louisiana... Read more

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