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School Board Races Shape Up In Neighboring Parishes

Here's a breakdown on school board races in the five parishes surrounding Lafayette.

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Dr. Pat Cooper, KATC
Dr. Pat Cooper, KATC
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Board Requests Formal Charges In Cooper Investigation

It will vote next on whether to accept all or some of those charges, after which Cooper would be subject to a hearing before the board and possible reprimanding, including termination.

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Budget For Lafayette Schools Ready For Public Inspection This Week

A public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 11.

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UPDATE: A List of Qualifying Lafayette Parish School Board Candidates

The qualifying period ends Friday, Aug. 22, at 4:30 p.m.

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Dr. Pat Cooper (www1.lpssonline.com)
Dr. Pat Cooper (www1.lpssonline.com)
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Cooper: No ‘Merit To Any Of The Charges’

Cooper says the attorney’s preliminary report reveals seven main points of concern.

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John White, Louisiana Department of Education
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White: Ruling Lets Common Core Test Plans Resume

Louisiana's education chief says a court ruling allows state officials to resume development of Common Core test plans that have been in the making for four years.

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Cell Phones Remain Banned From Lafayette’s K-12 Campuses

A proposal to lighten restrictions on the cell phone ban failed in a 4-5 vote.

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Judge Lifts Suspension Of Common Core Test Contracts

An attorney for the plaintiffs says three of them took the stand to testify about their concerns for their children and the state.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal, Photo by KPEL
Gov. Bobby Jindal, Photo by KPEL
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Jindal Administration: Common Core Crumbling Around The Nation

The Jindal administration is on the offensive after a state judge reversed Gov. Bobby Jindal's earlier executive order to suspend the Department of Education's contract with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

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Lafayette Teachers Waiting On New Materials

A $2.4 million request for instructional materials and student workbooks hangs in limbo.

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VIDEO — Kennedy Says Medical School In Lafayette Will Require Team Effort

Treasurer John Kennedy says Lafayette's already thriving health-care industry makes it the ideal place to train new doctors and expand health-care access in the state.

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Council Ponders How To Split $40 Million Higher Ed Incentive

Deciding which degree areas are in most demand and which skills are most valuable to the state will determine how the money is spent.

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