Education

Chris Miller
February 21, 2018 - 12:29 pm
Another 17-year-old is accused of being part of a plot to shoot and kill students at Thibodaux High School. This is the second teen booked on terrorizing charges in the case. "On Monday, February 19, a school administrator reported to a school resource officer that students had come forward about...
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David Blake
February 20, 2018 - 4:20 pm
There's been alarming rash of threats being directed at public schools in Louisiana in just the last couple of days. Along with threats both online and in person, arrests have been made as well. Three teens were arrested in connection with two alleged social media threats made against Tangipahoa...
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Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cruz is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
February 19, 2018 - 4:47 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said Monday. The legislative effort...
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February 18, 2018 - 1:32 pm
(WWL.com) - Springtime is acceptance letter season for most college bound high school students, and the state’s budget uncertainty is causing many to rethink whether they want to attend school in Louisiana. LSU president F. King Alexander is calling on legislators to find a budget solution that...
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Helena Moreno, center, yells during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 17, 2018 - 9:07 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met. The rallies in Fort...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Students are taught to evacuate during fire alarms but lock down during school shootings. So there was confusion Wednesday when a fire alarm sounded, the second one that day at the high school as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz unleashed a barrage of gunfire. Head for the exits or hunker down in classrooms? (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
February 17, 2018 - 3:18 pm
Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one of the boys had triggered a false fire alarm. They...
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February 16, 2018 - 2:50 pm
(WWL.com) - Debates are raging across the country about how to keep our schools safe in the wake of the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead. While much of the debate has centered on the weapon used, Louisiana Association of Educators President Deborah Meaux says schools need to be investing...
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February 15, 2018 - 7:36 pm
Lafayette Representative Nancy Landry is proposing a bill that would substantially increase legal penalties for campus hazing related incidents, in response to the 2017 death of LSU student Maxwell Gruver. Hazing is currently covered by education statues, and not criminal statues, and carries a...
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February 10, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Three historically black universities in New Orleans and one in Mississippi will see about $330 million in post-Katrina debt owed to the federal government cleared under a provision in a congressional budget deal signed by President Donald Trump. Dillard University, Xavier...
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February 07, 2018 - 3:40 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A task force created to recommend ways to remake Louisiana's TOPS college tuition program can't decide how the popular, 20-year-old program should be tweaked after months of study. The legislative study group decided Wednesday to...
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