NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Producers of the New Orleans Jazz Fest estimate overall attendance for 2014 was 435,000. That's slightly higher than 2013's total of 425,000, Nola.com ' The Times-Picayune reported . The 2013 festival, however, was plagued by heavy rains on the first Sunday and between the weekends, rendering... more »
A Lafayette Parish School Board Member is questioning whether a program designed to keep kids in the classroom at N.P. Moss Prepatory Academy is really working.
He became alarmed after a recent visit to the school. School Board Member Mark Babineaux is questioning how effective alternative programs are at... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging Louisiana residents to "pack the arena" for the next five New Orleans Hornets home games, in an effort to boost attendance figures and keep the team in the state. The NBA is proceeding with a plan to buy the Hornets... more »
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The attendance rate for the first six weeks is up at every school in Calcasieu Parish, compared with the same period last year. Keith LeLeux, director of child welfare and attendance, says that the increase can be directly attributed to the new state attendance requirements.... more »
A new attendance policy at Wednesday's Lafayette Parish School Board Meeting will challenge the existing policy allowing for suspended to students to make up missed work but not students with unexcused absences. The police approved last July contained this information that most board members were not aware of, according to... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two New Orleans-area lawmakers are under fire from House leaders for what some describe as shoddy attendance records with the budget-writing House Appropriations Committee.
House Speaker Jim Tucker says he's received complaints that Rep. John LaBruzzo of Metairie and Rep. Charmaine Marchand Stiaes... more »