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Lafayette’s Common Core Spokesperson Addresses Local Concerns

Amy Deslattes, instructional strategist at Lafayette High School and Lafayette Parish's common core spokesperson, spoke with KPEL's Nathan Pike last night to address concerns about the new education standards.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal
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Jindal Asked To Seek $45M In Education Funding

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is being urged to apply for $45 million in federal grant money that could be available to Louisiana for early childhood education programs.

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Man Arrested After Challenging Common Core At Education Forum [Video]

This video depicts the scene of Baltimore parent Robert Smart being forcibly removed from a Maryland State Department of Education meeting after an outburst challenging Common Core.

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John White, Louisiana Department of Education
John White, Louisiana Department of Education
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Public Records Suit Filed Against Education Superintendent

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A college student from Baton Rouge has filed a public records lawsuit against Superintendent of Education John White.

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Greg Awbrey Lafayette School Board KPEL photo
Greg Awbrey Lafayette School Board KPEL photo
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School Board Member Greg Awbrey Questions State-Parish Partnership On Charter Schools

A Lafayette Parish School Board member is questioning Lafayette’s involvement in a state partnership that involves the charter school authorization process.

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John White, Louisiana Department of Education
John White, Louisiana Department of Education
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Lafayette Public School Teachers Rank High In Evaluations, Improve From ‘C’ to ‘B’ Rating

EDIT 4:46 p.m. The Lafayette Parish School System released a statement on today's release of teacher evaluation data.

The LPSS improved from a "C" to a "B' rating, also ranking No. 1 in the state

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Lottie Beebe
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Education Panel Discusses Common Core Reforms

Representatives with the St. Martin Parish School System, along with Louisiana Sen. Fred Mills, R-St. Martinville, spoke out against Common Core initiatives yesterday, citing teacher shortages and less-than-average performance evaluations as evidence the reforms are setting up traditional public school systems to fail.

“We know

Verm. Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau, vrml.k12.la.us
Verm. Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau, vrml.k12.la.us
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Meet Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau

The first day of school in Vermilion Parish is Monday, and as school starts, their Superintendent will begin his first full year in that role over Vermilion Parish schools.

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Centre College
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Kentucky College Gets Enormous $250 Million Donation

Show me the money indeed. Centre College, in Danville. Kentucky, got the gift of a lifetime this week when it received a $250 million donation.

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5 Great Back-to-School Apps That Will Have You at the Head of the Class

The weather might be more ice cream trucks and long days at the pool, but the calendar is inching towards yellow buses and new backpacks. Every parent knows about back-to-school clothes and back-to-school supplies, but nowadays, back-to-school apps are just as important.

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10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost by Helping Them Study Better

When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal
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Jindal’s Education Plan Hits Roadblock

Gov. Bobby Jindal's attempt to restructure early childhood education hit a roadblock in the Legislature.

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