- BESE supports change in shift to tougher standards Updated: Dec-03-13 5:27 pm
- Many La. voucher students at failing schools Updated: Dec-01-13 8:05 pm
- Judge: Ensure vouchers don't promote segregation Updated: Nov-22-13 7:58 pm
- Students learn trade skills outside classroom Updated: Nov-10-13 12:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Public school letter grades, teacher evaluations and student promotion won't be affected by Louisiana's shift to more rigorous educational standards for two years, the state's top school board decided Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - New data indicates that many students in Louisiana's voucher program attended schools that were rated "D'' or "F'' on the state's grading scale. At least 45 percent of the nearly 5,000 students in the program last year attended such schools, a new report indicates.
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge on Friday gave state and federal lawyers 60 days to come up with a process by which the U.S. Justice Department can assure that Louisiana's private school tuition voucher program does not contribute to segregation of schools.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Under a new state program, Destin Valega spends half of his school day outside the classroom learning to be an electrician, which could easily pay him $42,000 per year for starters.