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March 3, 2010

Louisiana Educational Assessment Program

One of the aims of Louisiana’s high-stakes testing program was to curb social promotion in public schools. Instead of basing promotion in fourth- and eighth-grade on […]
March 10, 2010

It’s time to take the ‘NEXT STEP’

First, there was Challenge Day. To date, 3,400 Terrebonne and Lafourche parish middle and high school students have accepted the offer. The daylong workshop asks participants […]
March 17, 2010

Washington’s ‘roadmap’ lacks a clear pathway

Sure, it was yet another report in a decades-long litany of plans and proposals and reports on the loss of land along the Louisiana and Mississippi […]
March 24, 2010

Civil service pay hike out of reach this year

The state of Louisiana faces a fiscal crisis that has forced drastic cuts in education and health care. And many Louisianians are struggling in a tight […]