BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After months of sidestepping questions on whether Louisiana should continue its use of the Common Core standards, Gov. Bobby Jindal has edged into the legislative debate, saying the state should develop its own education benchmarks. But people on both sides of the disagreement are wondering... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House approved a bill Friday to boost safety standards for offshore drilling, remove a federal cap on economic liability for oil spills and impose new fees on oil and gas production. Democratic leaders hailed the bill as a comprehensive response to the Gulf of Mexico oil... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has begun debate on a bill to boost safety standards for offshore drilling and remove a $75 million cap on economic liability for oil spills. Democratic leaders hailed the bill as a comprehensive response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and said it would... more »
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University is aiming to raise admission standards for next fall semester. President John Crain said he will seek approval to raise the minimum high school grade point average from the current 2.0 GPA to 2.5, or an ACT composite score from the current 20... more »
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The fight to raise standards for student athletes G.P.A. requirements is back on.
This time it's in the form of... more »
Statement by US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Wage and Hour Division's increased enforcement and outreach efforts:
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement regarding the increased enforcement and outreach efforts of the department's Wage and Hour Division:
"There... more »