Bill could allow students who missed TOPS to receive it after 2 years with 3.2 GPA
Posted on 5/3/2018 1:36:00 PM.

Students who had the GPA, but were a few points shy of qualifying for TOPS in high school could get another shot at the scholarship under a bill that is almost to the governor’s desk. The legislation would allow students who scored 17, 18, or 19 on the ACT, but have a 3.2 GPA after two years in college to collect TOPS for their last two years. The bill’s sponsor is New Orleans Senator Wesley Bishop.

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Universities could be required to make plan to prevent unplanned pregnancy
Posted on 4/28/2017 10:37:00 AM.

Universities would be required to make an action plan to prevent unplanned teen pregnancies, under a proposal approved by the Senate Education Committee. New Orleans Senator Wesley Bishop spent decades working in higher education. He says he’s talked with many young women who dropped out of school for so-called medical reasons.

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Senate committee passes legislation to help teen moms stay in school
Posted on 3/30/2016 12:19:00 PM.

A measure to create protection for public school students who are parents or expectant mothers has been passed out of the Senate Education Committee. Author of the legislation is New Orleans Senator Wesley Bishop and he says the Louisiana Expectant and Parenting Students Act will help both mothers and fathers receive a diploma.

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New Orleans lawmaker proposes plan to help keep pregnant kids in school
Posted on 3/17/2016 5:23:00 AM.

New Orleans Senator Wesley Bishop has filed a bill that will develop a plan to better support students who are expecting or parenting a child while in high school. He says it would establish the Louisiana Expectant and Parenting Students Act.

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