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  • Voucher program lawsuit hearing pushed to November

    October 12, 2012 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Arguments in a lawsuit by teacher unions and local school boards challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bobby Jindal's statewide voucher program have been pushed back to November. Judge Tim Kelley had planned a hearing next week. But he's rescheduled it to Nov. 28, setting aside... more »
  • News-Star: White proposed voucher story

    July 3, 2012 5:56 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A north Louisiana newspaper reported Monday that Louisiana's education superintendent proposed to "create a story" about plans to determine how many students could enroll at various private schools under the state's new voucher program, which allows thousands of students in low-performing public schools to get taxpayer-funded... more »
  • Senate's again debated voucher, teacher tenure

    March 29, 2012 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - It's a Senate committee's turn to deal with two House-passed education bills. One creates a statewide school voucher program; another makes broad changes to job protections for Louisiana public school teachers. Passed by the House after close to 16 hours of debate, the bills are... more »
  • First votes set on voucher, tenure bills

    March 14, 2012 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - It's the first big test of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's clout in the new Legislature: A House panel hears his ambitious attempt to overhaul teacher job security protections and expand a publicly funded voucher program for private school tuition. The package being considered Wednesday by... more »
  • La. couple sentenced for housing voucher plot

    March 8, 2012 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A husband and wife from Waggaman have been sentenced for their roles in a plot to steal more than $43,000 in funds associated with a federal housing voucher program. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt on Wednesday sentenced 46-year-old Peggy Boudreaux Wilson to one year and one... more »

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