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Don Ames
June 22, 2019 - 11:41 am
A lawsuit filed in Baton Rouge says Louisiana imposes onerous and unconstitutional permit requirements on people who braid hair for a living. The suit was filed by three practitioners of natural hair braiding techniques practiced widely in African American communities. The suit says it's difficult...
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Thomas Perumean
June 21, 2019 - 3:29 pm
Half the graduating class of 2019 at John F. Kennedy High School in Gentilly will have to complete additional coursework and take exams in order to receive their diplomas. New Beginnings School Foundation made the announcement today after a grade fixing scandal saw the resignation of New Beginnings...
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Don Ames
June 09, 2019 - 1:34 pm
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the grandmother of a Louisiana teenager severely mistreated at a school in West Baton Rouge Parish. Video showed a former police officer hurling the 14-year-old student to the ground at Brusly Middle School and another former officer slamming the...
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Chris Miller
June 03, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Public school teachers are in line for a $1,000 per year pay raise, and school districts will be allocated $39 million more, with the Louisiana House's overwhelming approval of the school financing plan. The vote is an election year win for Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, who made the increase in...
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Don Ames
June 02, 2019 - 10:21 am
A Port Allen Catholic school principal was arrested in a Washington, D.C. strip club, while on a school field trip to the nation's capital. A spokesman for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Dan Borne, says 47-year-old Michael Comeau was arrested during the trip with students from Holy Family Catholic...
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Chris Miller
May 27, 2019 - 2:01 pm
A shooting death in New Orleans this weekend took the life of a dean at a local charter school. Saturday morning, New Orleans Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of A.P. Tureaud Ave. to investigate a shooting. There, they found the victim, later identified as Reginald Field, Dean of Students...
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Don Ames
May 26, 2019 - 11:48 am
Education officials in Louisiana say a record number of last year's public high school graduates enrolled in college immediately following graduation. The State Education Department and Board of Regents announced that 25,083 of those graduates became college students in the fall. That's 1,566 more...
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Don Ames
May 23, 2019 - 12:14 pm
John Ehret high school in Marrero was put on lockdown Thursday morning after multiple fights broke out. This was the last day of school for the semester and classes were scheduled to end just after noon. A large number of deputies was sent to the school when the fights were reported. Jefferson...
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Don Ames
May 18, 2019 - 9:30 am
At least five students at Metairie Park Country Day School in Jefferson Parish have been identified as having the highly contagious pertussis disease, also known as Whooping Cough. As a result, Country Day officials announced the school will close its Early Childhood Center and Lower School...
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May 05, 2019 - 12:02 pm
GRETNA, La. (AP) _ The Jefferson Parish School Board will consider a measure to rename a Louisiana school after the late Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. The New Orleans Advocate reports the measure to rename Theodore Roosevelt Middle School in Kenner was introduced during the board's meeting...
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