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  • LA Department of Education Announces Budget Cuts

    October 22, 2010 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La - Today, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) outlined a cost savings plan of more than $6.3 million to address the state's mid-year deficit. While Department leaders say the cuts are necessary, they emphasized the support and commitment of the Governor's Office and the Division of Administration... more »
  • Pastorek: Stipend cuts OK

    February 24, 2010 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek has reversed course on the merits of a national certification program that adds at least $5,000 a year to teachers' paychecks. Pastorek touted the achievement last year as vital to creating a world-class education system. He said Tuesday that... more »
  • Education salaries grow $8M under Pastorek

    November 27, 2009 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Salary costs at Louisiana's education department have jumped 21 percent, and the number of people drawing six-figure paychecks has more than doubled in the two years since Paul Pastorek took charge of the agency. Even as the number of full-time employees dropped, payroll at the... more »
  • Career Diploma Continues to Fuel Debate

    September 28, 2009 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three months after the state Legislature authorized a new diploma to trim the high school dropout rate, arguments keep swirling around the issue. The state's top school board voted earlier this month to delay final approval of some of the rules that will govern the... more »

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