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  • BESE holds special meeting on $3.5B funding plan

    March 13, 2014 6:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is deciding on a final proposal for next year's $3.5 billion annual school funding formula. BESE is holding a special meeting Thursday to get a recommendation to state lawmakers in time to meet this week's deadline for... more »
  • Arraignment set for BESE member Walter Lee

    March 5, 2014 5:46 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A former DeSoto Parish school superintendent is set to appear in state district court Wednesday for arraignment on four felony charges. Walter C. Lee, 79, of Shreveport, is accused of two counts of felony theft and one count each of public contract fraud and malfeasance in... more »
  • BESE weighing changes to public school financing

    January 14, 2014 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's top school board is considering proposals for changing the way it divvies up $3.5 billion in annual funding for public schools. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is hearing recommendations Tuesday from a task force that looked at the school funding formula.... more »
  • Louisiana Federation of Teachers Filing Lawsuits Against the State and BESE

    June 7, 2012 7:14 PM

    The Louisiana Federation of Teachers files two lawsuits against the state and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The agency says the way the legislature handled Governor Jindal's education package was unconstitutional. Governor Jindal signed a series of bills changing public education, which include allowing the state to pay... more »
  • Role of Counselors

    February 18, 2011 7:22 PM

    An educational committee in Baton Rouge is pushing for new guidelines to better define the role of school counselors. The Blue Ribbon Commission for Educational Excellence is a group of teachers, lawmakers, superintendents, business leaders and college faculty. They tackle school issues, finding solutions to the problems and present their... more »
  • Gifted and Talented: Proposed Changes Meeting

    October 13, 2009 7:59 AM

    State representative Nancy Landry and BESE board member Dale Bayard hosted an informational meeting on the status of the gifted and talented program on Monday evening. Parents and administration were given a chance to hear proposed changes to the program. The meeting was held ay the South Regional Library. The... more »
  • Louisiana Receives Federal Grant for Struggling Readers

    October 2, 2009 3:19 PM

    One of Louisiana's primary education initiatives is ensuring literacy for all students. A recently announced grant of more than $1 million will help enrich the state's current efforts. Louisiana is one of eight states to earn a portion o f the highly competitive Striving Readers grant. Awarded by the United... more »
  • The Rant: Gifted and Talented Programs Could be in Jeopardy

    September 28, 2009 9:52 PM

    What do you think about this story? Email your RANT to or CLICK HERE . Stay tuned to our 10pm Late Edition to hear what KATC viewers have to say. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Louisiana's Special Education Administrators have sent a request the State Board of Education to remove gifted... more »

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