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Science Standards Rewrite Wins Support, With Evolution Tweak

Louisiana's top school board is poised to back a rewrite of the state's science standards.

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John White (Photo Courtesy of louisianabelieves.com)
John White (Photo Courtesy of louisianabelieves.com)
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La. Education Superintendent Gets ‘Favorable’ Job Evaluation

Louisiana's top school board has given state Superintendent of Education John White a positive job evaluation.

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John White, Louisiana Department of Education
John White, Louisiana Department of Education
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Edwards’ Education Board Appointees Noncommittal On White

Gov-Elect John Bel Edwards appointed three members to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education but his new appointees have not announced that they will indeed vote to oust Superintendent of Education John White.

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High School ThinkStock
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State Policy Will Require High School Seniors To Apply For Financial Aid

State Superintendent of Education John White says the state is leaving tens of millions of dollars on the table every year because students aren't applying for financial aid.

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School Supplies Sean Locke, ThinkStock
School Supplies Sean Locke, ThinkStock
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BESE Sets Grading Scale For PARCC Testing

The newly adopted scale will allow for Louisiana students' performance to be compared with students in 10 other states and in Washington, D.C.

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Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy, Facebook
Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy, Facebook
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Legislative Preview: Bill Would Place Limits On BESE’s Ability To Approve Charter Schools

Gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards has prefiled a bill for the upcoming legislative session which would prohibit the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from approving charter school applications under certain circumstances.

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BESE President Chas Roemer, KEEL
BESE President Chas Roemer, KEEL
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BESE Executive Director Leaving

Heather Cope is becoming chief of staff for the Office of School Performance in the Camden, New Jersey, School District.

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John White, Louisiana Department of Education
John White, Louisiana Department of Education
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BESE To Consider Career Courses

The Legislature this year provided $12 million to boost career education.

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Louisiana State Capitol (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Louisiana State Capitol (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Lousiana House Says “No” To Electing Louisiana’s Superintendent Of Education

Governor Bobby Jindal opposed the election bill, and the House ended up voting against the measure.

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Money 18, iStock
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Louisiana Education Board Suspends Expense Payments To Member

An audit last week said Lee reportedly billed both the DeSoto Parish school board and BESE for travel and fuel expenses between 2009 and 2012.

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elementary students (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
elementary students (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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Jindal Taps Former Lawmaker For Education Board

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Friday that he's appointed Jane Smith to the 11-member board.

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Lafayette Parish School Supt. Pat Cooper photo by KPEL
Lafayette Parish School Supt. Pat Cooper photo by KPEL
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Charter Schools Approved For Lafayette Parish By BESE Board

Charter schools in Lafayette Parish have been approved.

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