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  • Drug Testing Could be Offered at Lafayette Parish Schools Next Fall

    April 13, 2012 6:43 PM

    Students in Lafayette Parish public schools could be drug tested as soon as next year. Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper said the drug tests would be voluntary, by parents' choice, free, and confidential. There would also be no punishment for students who test positive. "It's non-punitive, if you get... more »
  • Analysis: A college test for the non-college bound

    March 2, 2012 9:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rick Santorum's recent characterizing of President Barack Obama as a snob for his higher education policies belies a rarity in modern American politics: Republicans and Democrats are sometimes finding common ground on education issues, including the need for rigorous preparation for education after high school. Case... more »
  • All Thibodaux Officers Asked to Take Lie Detector

    August 7, 2011 2:39 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii says all officers in his department have been asked to take lie-detector tests, and he's asked outside agencies to help investigate two incidents in which a total of 54 police car tires were slashed outside police headquarters. Silverii tells The Courier... more »
  • State to Test Ballot Scanning System

    May 30, 2011 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Secretary of State's Office has been given the go-ahead to test a new paper ballot scanning system. The system could be used statewide as early as the spring of 2012. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says the system will read paper ballots and... more »
  • Free ACT Prep Course in Crowley

    February 6, 2011 12:06 PM

    More than 60 students from across Acadiana hit the books Saturday all to get tips on how to raise their A.C.T. scores. KATC'S Chris Welty was in Crowley for the practice test. Reading, math, and problem solving...a Saturday morning review compliments of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office. "I... more »
  • Report: Graduation Exit Exam Worth Dubious

    December 26, 2010 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A national report says there are questions about the value of the high-school exit exam Louisiana has used for the past decade. The Advocate reports that the Center on Education Policy says it's hard to prove the value of the Graduation Exit Exam, which is... more »
  • Test Shows Chile Mine Rescue Shaft Works

    October 11, 2010 12:29 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The engineer leading Chilean rescue efforts says his team has successfully tested a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the miners are trapped. Andres Sougarett says the empty capsule descended 2,000 feet (610 meters), just 46 feet (14 meters) short of... more »
  • Roller Coaster Dismantling Test This Month After Fatal Fall

    October 5, 2010 11:30 AM

    The investigation into a fatal roller coaster accident continues this month. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning tells KATC his office will meet with German manufacturer of the ride, Maurer Sohne. Lindsay Zeno, 21, of Lafayette was killed July 11 when she fell 30 feet from the Xtreme roller coaster at... more »
  • Central Schools to do Urine Test for Drugs

    September 28, 2010 10:53 AM

    CENTRAL, La. - The Central Community school system will test its students for drugs using hair samples, but not for at least two more weeks. The school board unanimously voted Monday to immediately restart urinalysis drug testing for students until a more-detailed policy for hair testing is crafted. Board President... more »
  • Lohan goes directly to jail after failed drug test

    September 24, 2010 9:36 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - There were no tears, no last-minute pleading and no lecture from a judge warning Lindsay Lohan she was facing serious consequences for her latest misstep in a 3-year-old drug and drunken driving case. Instead, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox on Friday sent... more »
  • The Smell Test: Officials Say Gulf Seafood Is Safe & Your Nose Knows It

    August 31, 2010 7:44 PM

    Scientists and FDA officials are trying to put the message out that gulf seafood is safe to eat and if you don't believe it, try smelling the food. Experts in the field of seafood testing have assembled in New Orleans to show KATC that people can actually smell oil... more »
  • Test Are Under Way to Determine Well has Been Plugged

    August 12, 2010 6:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tests are under way to determine whether BP's broken well in the Gulf of Mexico has already been plugged for good. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the Obama administration's point man on the spill, says the tests should be finished and analyzed by early Friday.... more »
  • BP To Start Choking Off Oil Gusher

    July 14, 2010 5:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government gave BP the green light Wednesday to try choking off the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher with an untested metal cap after a daylong delay to satisfy worries about whether the project might make the leak worse. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said... more »
  • BP says Relief Well on Hold for Test of New Cap

    July 14, 2010 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it temporarily halted drilling on a relief well meant to permanently plug its Gulf of Mexico oil leak while it prepares to test a temporary cap on the well. Kent Wells, a senior vice president in the company, said at a Wednesday morning news... more »
  • BP Prepares to Test New Cap Installed on Oil Leak

    July 13, 2010 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After securing a new, tight-fitting cap on top of the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP prepared Tuesday to begin tests to see if it will hold and stop fresh oil from polluting the waters for the first time in nearly three months. The... more »
  • LEAP Test Scores Canceled: Tests Given Early

    July 10, 2010 3:23 PM

    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 »
  • Department of Ed. Announces Some Growth in Test Scores

    May 26, 2010 12:34 PM

    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 »
  • New Rules For Teachers?

    May 20, 2010 7:02 PM

    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 »
  • Supertanker Jet for Gulf Help Gets Waco Test Runs

    May 19, 2010 10:39 AM

    WACO, Texas (AP) - A 20,000 gallon supertanker plane that could be used to drop dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico to break up oil from a blown well has been doing test runs in Waco. The Evergreen Supertanker 747 spent time at Texas State Technical College, the same airport... more »
  • State-Funded Drug Test For State Lawmakers

    May 6, 2010 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attempt to create a voluntary, state-funded drug testing program for Louisiana's state lawmakers and statewide elected officials received approval Thursday from a House committee that also added voluntary psychiatric evaluations for the officials. Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, said he introduced the proposal (House Bill... more »
  • State Officials Say Students Were Helped With LEAP Test

    March 30, 2010 7:03 PM

    State officials confirm the reason some students at L.J. Alleman have to re-take a portion of the LEAP test is because they got help. It's unclear how many students were helped or even who did the helping. Because of this "irregularity" in testing, the entire class will... more »
  • LEAP Standardized Test Begin Today

    March 23, 2010 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Public school students in Louisiana are getting ready to take standardized tests. Beginning Tuesday, fourth- and eighth-grade students participate in the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program exam, better known as the LEAP test. It determines whether they are promoted to the next grade level. Students in... more »
  • Test Tutoring Hotline Available For Louisiana Students

    March 18, 2010 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE, LA - As students across the state gear up to take standardized assessments, with the first testing date set for March 23, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is once again offering assistance to parents and students through its Tutoring Hotline. Additionally, LDOE is reminding families, students and... more »
  • Prematurity Awareness Day

    November 17, 2009 10:41 AM

    Premature birth defects affects 1 in 8 babies born in Louisiana and is the leading cause of infant death in our state. In light of this issue a "mom and Baby" mobile van will be in various locations in the Lafayette area administering FREE pregnancy test, FREE blood pressure screening,... more »
  • FREE ACT precourse offered

    November 16, 2009 3:14 PM

    The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office BASE Mentoring Program is offering a FREE ACT Prep Course on Saturday, December 5, 2009. The class will begin at 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at that Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center located at 1037 Capitol Avenue, Crowley LA. Students are asked to bring... more »

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