Education

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Chris Miller
November 04, 2019 - 4:12 pm
Football is often a game of numbers, and Tom Benson School in Kenner knows that there's a lot those numbers can teach young students about math. For the Falcons, it was a franchise defining collapse. For our kids at @benson_school , 28-3 is the foundation for a fun math lesson that’ll make you...
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Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 5:53 am
(AP) - A national education assessment shows math scores for Louisiana's eighth graders went up five points over the past two years - the best rate of improvement in the nation. The Nation's Report Card was released Wednesday. It shows Louisiana still near the bottom in math and reading scores for...
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In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 photo provided by Shael Norris, high school sophomore Aela Mansmann, 15, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, left, stands with her brother Aidan, 13, as he displays a placard during a school walkout, in Cape Elizabeth. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is calling on a federal court to stop the suspension of Aela Mansmann who accused an unnamed person of sexual assault. Aela and Aidan participated in the school walkout meant to protest the suspension of Aela and two other students. (Shael Norris via AP)
Associated Press
October 15, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Now, she's taking the school district to court. Aela Mansmann, a 15-year-old sophomore at...
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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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