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State funding cuts, tuition increase are dark clouds
There could be more jobs created in Louisiana during the next two years than at any time in the state’s history according to a report from LSU economists, and that raises questions about whether th...
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community college may build at LSUA
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Officials with Louisiana State University at Alexandria are touting a plan for a community college to build on its campus. Central Louisiana Technical Community College is lo...
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It will be interesting to see how legislators handle Common Core
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education took a stab during its recent meeting at resolving some of the controversy over the Common Core standards imposed on public schools but see...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cassidy can’t catch a break
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In his bid to be Louisiana's next U.S. senator, Congressman Bill Cassidy can't quite catch a break. The Baton Rouge Republican is trying to navigate the tricky political ter...
Oct 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Influence of legislative auditor growing
When he was nominated for the position of legislative auditor in 2010, Daryl Purpera told then Times-Picayune reporter, now Senior Audit Analyst Ed Anderson in his office, “What we want to be is a ...
Oct 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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High poverty rates influence education and plague state
The percentage of Louisiana public school students that come from low income households is the third highest in the nation, and that is clearly a factor in the state’s historically poor ratings on ...
Oct 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Northwestern honors long line of distinguished grads
Homecoming celebrations offer opportunities for universities to focus attention on prominent alumni, and Northwestern honored an impressive and diverse group of its graduates when the school commem...
Oct 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regents ask for $87 million budget increase
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state's top higher education board is asking Gov. Bobby Jindal and lawmakers for an $87 million boost in college funding next year. The Board of Regents approved its 201...
Oct 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tarnish showing on ‘gold standard’ Gov. Jindal who appoints cronies
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—For a man who established the “gold standard” of governmental ethics, anything less than clean campaign money should be unacceptable to Gov. Bobby Jindal. But such is simply not t...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some agencies giving raises again despite budget crisis
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State government employees are getting pay raises again — at least $33 million in salary increases have been awarded so far in 2013 — after years of stagnant wages for many ...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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