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Pre-K: Politics And Poverty (Video)
Early Education / Louisiana / Multimedia / Poverty / Pre-K Series / Video

Pre-K: Politics And Poverty (Video)

While President Obama is pushing for universal pre-K, Southern states–who have been ahead of the curve in offering state-run pre-school programs–are now reconsidering their value.

Louisiana Tenure Law Goes to Court
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Louisiana Tenure Law Goes to Court

For the second time in less than a month, a teachers’ union is in court, challenging Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s education reforms on constitutional grounds. In a brief trial, State District Court Judge R. Michael Caldwell heard oral arguments from both the union and the state, and said he would deliver his ruling within a day.

Court Date Set For Louisiana Education Reform Lawsuits
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Court Date Set For Louisiana Education Reform Lawsuits

Louisiana’s two largest teachers unions are taking the state to court–challenging the constitutionality of education reforms passed by the Legislature this spring. District Court Judge Timothy Kelley has set July 24 as the date to hear challenges to the state’s recently passed “School Choice” law.

All Aboard!
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All Aboard!

(BATON ROUGE, La.) — The education reform train in Louisiana appears to be running on an express schedule, as the second week of the 2012 legislative session gets under way. Two of the major initiatives of Governor Bobby Jindal’s plan to revamp public education in the Bayou State have already [...]

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Behind The Scenes: Louisiana Education Reform Update

Louisiana’s School Superintendents Association has withdrawn from a group opposing Governor Bobby Jindal’s education reform proposals. Teachers’ unions, school board members, the superintendents and others formed the Coalition for Public Education last year. The superintendents had raised critical voices against previous Jindal reform policies, including assigning letter grades to public schools.