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Common Core Town Hall In Abbeville October 28

There will be a town hall-type Common Core meeting October 28th at 5:30 at Magdaline Place in Abbeville

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Lafayette Parish Schools In Need Of Bus Drivers

The system has had to replace 60 drivers over the past two years. Most of that attrition was due to retirement.

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Beau Chene High School
Beau Chene High School
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Jindal Signs Order Allowing Teachers To Voice Concerns Over Common Core

This action came about after it was reported that a Rapides Parish teacher was reprimanded for critical remarks about the curriculum on her personal Facebook page.

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Aviation Fun Day Entertaining Way To Teach Children All About Flying

The Lafayette Regional Airport has been making learning about aviation fun for children for the past 24 years, and year 25 figures to be no different!

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Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
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Vitter Co-Sponsors Bill To Encourage Savings For Education Expenses

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) signed on to legislation authored by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) that would make reforms to Coverdell savings accounts, which are designed to encourage savings for education expenses. The bill would increase the limit that the federal government has set on what a family can contribute each year.

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Jeff Davis Schools
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Jeff Davis Schools Launch Revamped Website

Jefferson Davis Parish Schools have relaunched their websites after a three month redesign period. The new website should make communication between parents and educators faster and easier.

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Ag Teachers In Short Supply In Louisiana

Chances are when you were in high school there was an Ag teacher. Now a days the subject of agriculture is being pushed down the educational ladder as fewer and fewer qualified teachers are graduating into the field.

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Louisiana Lawmakers On The Road To Learn About Replacing Common Core

The controversy over common core standards in Louisiana has lawmakers looking across state lines for answers.

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Bobby Jindal
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State Education Website Shutdown – Jindal To Blame?

Is Bobby Jindal playing hard ball politics the way Edwin Edwards and other former Governors used to do? The State Department of Education website was temporarily shutdown yesterday. Was this the result of a technical glitch or did the Governor make it happen?

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Lafayette Parish School Board, KPEL Photo
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Citizens Survey Asks Your Thoughts On The Lafayette Parish School Board

Here is your chance to speak out on how you the the Lafayette Parish School Board is handling its business. A short online survey by an independent citizens group is available now for you to voice your opinion.

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