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  • Analysis: Jindal at odds with education leader 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:04 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Superintendent of Education John White got his job with the backing of Gov. Bobby Jindal, but two years later, the men are increasingly at odds and appear to be drifting farther apart on education policy.

  • La. legislative session reaches its midway point 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:19 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session. Tougher restrictions on the payday lending industry and efforts to lessen marijuana penalties are on life support. And none of the major budget decisions have been settled.

  • Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:02 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.

  • Education chief gets favorable job review 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:40 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.

  • State, feds declare victory in voucher ruling 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:47 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Both the state and Justice Department said they were pleased with a judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's private school tuition program.

  • Court OKs $57M verdict for WA home-care workers 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:06 pm
  • SEATTLE - Washington's Supreme Court on Thursday narrowly upheld a $57 million verdict against the state in a case brought by workers who care for severely disabled people. But the justices declined to give the workers pre-judgment interest - throwing out an additional $39 million awarded by a lower-court judge.