Education

February 15, 2019 - 5:53 pm
(WWL.com) - The Louisiana Ethics Board has reversed a November decision to bar a Baton Rouge woman who was running for office from using campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses. There was significant public outcry over the decision, due to the board previously allowing men the same right...
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February 09, 2019 - 3:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans City Council has agreed to new rules for bus companies that serve the city's charter schools. The New Orleans Advocate reports the council approved rules Thursday proposed by Mayor LaToya Cantrell's administration that are aimed at correcting problems officials...
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Don Ames
February 07, 2019 - 9:53 pm
St. Tammany Parish School Board voted 11-4 Thursday to ask for the resignation of Sharon Lo Drucker as a result of her arrest for shoplifting $58.25 worth of goods from a Walmart. The 53-year-old District 9 member refused once again on Thursday night. Drucker pled not guilty to misdemeanor theft in...
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February 03, 2019 - 11:51 am
(WWL.com) - A Shreveport mom has pled guilty to improper supervision after authorities learned she allowed her kids to play hooky from school. Caddo Parish Chief Deputy District Attorney Wilbert Pryor says 35-year-old Fathimah Slack’s 13 and 14 year-old children missed over a year and a half of...
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Don Ames
January 31, 2019 - 9:53 pm
A Louisiana school board member has been accused of shoplifting at a Northshore Walmart. 53-year-old Sharon Lo Drucker was issued a summons to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of theft under $1,000, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. The St. Tammany Parish school board...
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Don Ames
January 26, 2019 - 1:22 pm
Pictures of an L.W. Higgins High School senior’s face covered in blood caused outrage Friday after his family members said he was beaten by a Jefferson Parish deputy. The violent incident was caught on camera at the Jefferson Parish school and sparked strong protests among students on Friday...
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January 17, 2019 - 9:36 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans school board member withdrew from consideration for the board presidency Thursday night amid a flurry of criticism over her record of resistance to protections for LGBT students, but that didn't stop a torrent of vehement criticism that nearly led to her losing her...
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Chris Miller
January 16, 2019 - 6:12 pm
Two New Orleans Catholic schools that have served special-needs students, one Uptown and one in Metairie, will merge on a single campus in Metairie next school year, The New Orleans Advocate reports. Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Divine Providence will combine to become St. Thérèse Academy for...
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January 12, 2019 - 1:54 pm
(WWL.com) - A study shows the University of Louisiana System contributes 10.9 billion dollars to the state’s economy. The report shows that one out of 18 jobs in the state are supported by the universities of Louisiana. UL System President Jim Henderson says it’s evidence the system produces a...
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January 02, 2019 - 6:50 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... Stocks finished a choppy opening session of 2019 slightly higher. The Dow Jones Industrials rose 18 points. Oil prices rose today, getting a boost from signs Saudi Arabia is starting to make good on vows to cut output. February crude jumped $1.13, or 2.5%, to settle at $46...
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