BASKETBALL Women Group A China 66, Czech Republic 57 Turkey 72, Angola 50 United States 81, Croatia 56 Group B Russia 58, Canada 53 SOCCER Women Group E Brazil 1, New Zealand 0 Britain 3, Cameroon 0 Group F Japan 0, Sweden 0 Canada 3, South Africa 0 Group G ... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette actor is gaining lots of attention for his role as Peacekeeper No. 3 in the blockbuster film "The Hunger Games," which opened in theaters Friday. The Daily Advertiser reports that although the role is the smallest one he's taken in the past year and... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State education officials are preparing to release the latest standardized test scores for Louisiana public schools. Tuesday's release will be the latest indication of how schools are faring under more than a decade of sometimes controversial policy changes, including the takeover of failing schools throughout New... more »
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A tsunami that pounded several islands in western Indonesia killed at least 113 people and scores more are missing. A 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered the 10-foot (three-meter) wave that washed hundreds of homes into the sea late Monday. Rescuers were having a hard time reaching the Mentawai... more »
2010 State, District and School Performance Scores are released by the Louisiana Department of Education today. KATC will have the numbers for Lafayette tonight at 5 and 6.
BATON ROUGE, La. – More Louisiana schools and districts are making the grade. The number of schools... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish School Board has voted unanimously to allow its president to negotiate a possible contract extension for Superintendent Burnell Lemoine. The board evaluated Lemoine's performance Wednesday, giving the superintendent a cumulative average of 6.92, rounded to a 7 on an 8-point scale. Last year, the... more »
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dozens of Russians, many of them drunk, are drowning daily as they head to water to escape a heatwave, an emergencies ministry official said on Wednesday.
Vodka-drinking groups -- some with small children -- can be seen at lakes and ponds in and around the Russian... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A private school in Shreveport is ordered to cancel scores for some eighth-grade students who were given Louisiana's high-stakes tests a week before the state's official testing date. The Times reports that Evangel Christian Academy must also pay $350 per student to cover the costs of... more »
Press Release: Following historic gains in 2009, today Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) officials announced a second straight year of growth in the percentage of students scoring Basic and above for all grades and subjects tested on the state's LEAP, GEE and iLEAP assessments. While this year's increase of one... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal
to grade public school teachers partially based on student test
scores is headed to debate by the full Senate.
But the Senate Education Committee only approved the measure
(House Bill 1033) Thursday after... more »