Education

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April 20, 2019 - 9:15 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has made a brief appearance in New Orleans, repeating her call for tax credits for working families and a nationally funded teacher pay raise. Harris, a senator from California, was addressing a Friday luncheon at the regional...
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April 17, 2019 - 10:30 pm
Here is a list of the schools that have said they will be closed Thursday, April 18 due to the anticipated severe weather JEFFERSON PARISH Jefferson Parish Schools will operate on a half-day schedule ORLEANS PARISH The Orleans Parish School Board has been monitoring the weather for today, Thursday...
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Chris Miller
April 09, 2019 - 11:10 am
It's the first full day back at work for our state lawmakers, and Gov. John Bel Edwards' teacher pay raise is his centerpiece for this two-month session. It would be the first increase in teacher pay in a decade, but is it enough? Teachers unions say the proposed raise is a starting point, but they...
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April 07, 2019 - 8:43 am
(WWL) - One of the focal points of the legislative session is pay raises for teachers and school support staff. House Education Chairman Nancy Landry said it’s a priority that teachers get a pay raise and most lawmakers believe teachers are not paid what they are worth. “Most of us would like to...
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March 31, 2019 - 1:10 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's higher education policy leaders are setting an ambitious goal for the state. They are striving for six in 10 working-age adults to hold a college degree or other employment credential beyond a high school diploma by 2030. That's a high bar in Louisiana, which...
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March 24, 2019 - 11:03 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson will deliver the commencement address to about 700 graduates of Loyola University in May. The university said in a news release that Benson, a devout Catholic known for her philanthropy, will receive an honorary doctor of humane...
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Chris Miller
March 20, 2019 - 1:09 pm
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson will receive an honorary degree from Loyola University at the school's spring commencement. It will be held Saturday, May 11, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. "Whether she is quietly leading from the sidelines of the Superdome or creating new...
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David Blake
March 18, 2019 - 1:40 pm
The recent scandal involving parents who allegedly paid big money in an effort to get their kids into prestigious universities is seen as another sign of how desperate people have become about a college education. UNO Psychology Professor Laura Skaramella says the competition is fierce and even...
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March 04, 2019 - 4:11 pm
(WWL.com) -- The Louisiana Board of Regents will award grants to ten college campuses in an effort to reduce textbooks for students. Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Communication Meg Casper Sunstrom says the total amount distributed is $67,500. “We estimate that during the three-year cycle, we...
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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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