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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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Louisiana Supreme Court Strikes Down Funding Mechanism For Jindal Education Reforms

Tuesday's 6-1 decision upholds a state district court ruling that the state constitution forbids using money earmarked for public schools in the state's Minimum Foundation Program to pay for private school tuition.

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Baton Rouge Judge Upholds Teacher Tenure Provisions Of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Education Reform Law

Jindal called Caldwell's decision a "victory for students and teachers."

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Gov. Jindal’s School Voucher Program Ruled Unconstitutional

A Louisiana judge has struck down Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial school voucher program.

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Louisiana Association Of Educators Challenges Jindal’s Education Reforms

Louisiana Association of Educators President Joyce Haynes says they are challenging how Louisiana will fund its new statewide voucher program.

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Jindal’s Education Bills Pass Louisiana Legislature

The newly-passed legislation would make it tougher for teachers to reach tenure and establish a statewide voucher program for private school tuition among other things.

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Jindal’s Teacher Tenure Legislation Passes Louisiana Senate Education Committee

This critical part of Governor Jindal's education reform package already passed the Louisiana House unanimously.

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Lafayette Schools Will Be Open Thursday – March 15th

On Thursday, March 15, 2012, there is a statewide education reform protest planned at the State Capitol. Schools in Lafayette Parish will remain open and plan to continue normal education.

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Sen. Landrieu Supporting Many Of Jindal’s Education Reform Proposals

Governor Jindal has an unlikely ally in his push for sweeping change in how the state educates its poorest students. Sen. Mary Landrieu supports many of the governor's ideas, bucking traditional pro-Democrat unions and suggesting she'll back a statewide voucher program.

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Photo Courtesy of Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla
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Governor Jindal Calls On LAE Director To Resign

Governor Bobby Jindal continues to criticize the state's largest teachers' union, this time calling for the resignation of the group's executive director. At the center of the controversy are comments Louisiana Federation of Teachers Executive Director Steve Monaghan made in an interview with the New Orleans Times Picayune.

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Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Governor Bobby Jindal Unveils Education Reform Plan

After months of putting all the political chess pieces in place, Governor Bobby Jindal unveiled today his plan to reform Louisiana's education system while speaking to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

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Jindal Meets With Lawmakers On Education Reform

Governor Bobby Jindal continues to focus on education reform. He met yesterday with another group of state lawmakers to talk about improving the state's educational system.

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