Education

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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
August 13, 2019 - 10:48 am
Free is good. Free lunch is even better. Unfortunately, we all know that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. A slight majority of Americans think that a public college education should be free. The rationale is that K-12 education is free, so college should be free as well. Of course, the...
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People check out the waves on Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans, La., Friday, July 12, 2019, as water moves in from Lake Pontchartrain from the storm surge from Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico. The area is behind a levee that protects the rest of the city. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 12, 2019 - 10:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters expect the Mississippi River to crest about 2 feet (0.6 meters) lower in New Orleans than previously predicted — good news for those who feared the river might spill over the levees that protect the city...
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Brian Garrett poses for a photo at his home, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Powell. Ohio. Former nursing student Brian Garrett said he worked for a short time at an off-campus clinic Dr. Richard Strauss opened after he was ousted at Ohio State in the late 1990s. But Garrett quit after witnessing abuse by Strauss and then experiencing it himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 18, 2019 - 3:43 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied...
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RETRANSMIT WITH ALTERNATE CROP Officials guide students off a bus and into a recreation center where they were reunited with their parents after a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 07, 2019 - 8:09 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburban Denver community not far from Columbine High School , killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading minutes of terror before they were taken into custody with no injuries, authorities...
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Female football player Sam Gordon walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2019 - 6:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The question of how many girls would play football for an all-female high school team if given the chance took center stage Friday in a Utah lawsuit filed by a teenage female football star. More than 400 girls have joined a league that 16-year-old Sam Gordon helped create,...
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April 19, 2019 - 11:31 am
George Rodrigue, the legendary artist who created the Blue Dog paintings, passed in 2013; but his legacy lives on. Wendy Rodrigue, his widow, created the George Rodrigue Life and Legacy Tour in 2017 to inspire people of all ages. One of the major parts of the tour focuses on reaching young people...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 19, 2019 - 7:07 am
A group advocating for students banned from graduation at Sophie B. Wright Charter School says administrators have turned down an appeal. Advocates with the non-profit Our Voice, Nuestra Voz say they got their hands on a letter showing the school will not reverse the decision after senior pranks...
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Frank DeAngelis, center, who was principal at Columbine High School during the massacre almost 20 years earlier, fights back tears during a faith-based memorial service for the victims at a community church, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. (Rick Wilking/Pool Photo via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 5:25 am
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a...
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