Louisiana Ranked as Having Worst Bullying Problem
Posted on 9/6/2018 7:20:00 PM.

Bullying is a widespread issue, and in a recent study by WalletHub, Louisiana has ranked the number one state for bullying problems. The website compared 47 states and D.C. across 20 key metrics. Louisiana Department of Education spokesperson Sydni Dunn says bullying is something that is taken seriously in the Bayou State.

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High school programs continues to increase students attending college
Posted on 5/16/2018 3:30:00 PM.

Louisiana education officials say the number of high school graduates entering college each fall has increased by 15% since 2012. A record 23,500 public high school students from the Class of 2017 enrolled in college last fall. State Department of Education spokesperson Sydni Dunn says high school programs geared toward college credits have helped the numbers grow.

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Louisiana two-million short on voucher funds
Posted on 3/17/2018 10:30:00 AM.

Louisiana is two million dollars short on its funding for voucher students this year. The money is appropriated every June, and covers the cost of state students to attend charter and private schools, instead of public schools.

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Rapides Parish daycare closed after children reportedly seen wandering outside the facility
Posted on 2/7/2018 3:14:00 PM.
Jumpin’ Jacks Development Center in Alexandria day care’s license has been revoked by the state Department of Education after receiving several reports of children escaping or nearly escaping the facility. DOE Spokesperson Sydni Dunn says a complaint from a parent in December was the final straw.


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Louisiana receives $55-million to improve reading and writing skills of struggling students
Posted on 10/3/2017 5:21:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
Louisiana is set to receive 55-million dollars in federal grant money to improve the reading and writing skills of struggling students. State department of education spokesperson Sydni Dunn says the state will receive 18.5 million dollars each year for the next three years and they already know how the money will be allocated. 
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