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  • Former La. lawmaker leaves higher education board

    June 15, 2012 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A member of Louisiana's top higher education board left the job Friday, saying repeated budget cuts to colleges have left him too frustrated and cynical to continue in the position. Vic Stelly, a former lawmaker from Lake Charles, sent an email to members of the... more »
  • Education board considers new biology textbooks

    December 7, 2010 9:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's education board is considering whether to approve new high school biology textbooks for public school students, in a debate tied up in complaints about the teaching of evolution. Critics of the books have said they fail to explain the many scientific challenges to... more »
  • Louisiana graduation rate falls

    October 19, 2009 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new report says Louisiana suffered the biggest drop in its public high school graduation rate of any state in the Southern region over a five-year period. The study says 13 of 16 Southern states reviewed showed graduation gains between 2002 and 2006, a big... more »

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