John White: Teacher Pay Increases Have to Happen Now
Posted on 8/16/2018 1:43:00 PM.

State Superintendent of Education John White says it's time to start paying the state's teachers more money. As a guest on Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster this morning, White discussed the recovery of the economy and increased stability in the budget, now is the time to make sure teacher’s pay is keeping up with competition in other states and other industries.
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John White to stay on as state Education Superintendent
Posted on 8/17/2017 5:07:00 AM.
Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says we now know that Superintendent of Education John White had no reason to worry about his job. White received a 3 out of four rating from BESE, which is considered effective and proficient. Erwin says clearly there are those who wanted White to lose his job.
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BESE to discuss job status of Ed. Superintendent John White
Posted on 8/16/2017 7:04:00 AM.

BESE meets behind closed doors to discuss the job status of state Education Superintendent John White. Board member Kathy Edmonston of Gonzales says she would like the entire panel to vote to whether or not White stays in the position he’s held since 2012. White appeared on Talk Louisiana to talk about this upcoming meeting.
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LDOE: ACT scores up for 4th consecutive year; only slightly over 2016
Posted on 8/9/2017 1:38:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
The State Department of Education announced today that students in public schools increased average ACT scores for the 4th year in a row, from 19.1 in 2013 to 19.6 today. Superintendent of Education John White said there is also a substantial rise in the number of students achieving college acceptable scores.
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Number of students earning AP credits increases by 10% in 2017
Posted on 7/27/2017 1:33:00 PM.

The state Department of Education announced today that for the 5th straight year, advanced placement student results have increased dramatically in Louisiana. In 2017, there was a 10% jump from last year in high school students earning college credits.
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Education leader reacts to speculation he may lose his job
Posted on 7/20/2017 11:51:00 AM.

State Superintendent of Education John White could be on his way out the door as he was not reconfirmed by the Senate in this year’s legislative session. Governor John Bel Edwards said on his radio call in show that confirmation is a legal requirement for White to keep his job. But White says,
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Dept. of Ed announces no change in students scoring mastery on LEAP tests from last year
Posted on 7/12/2017 2:40:00 PM.
The state Department of Education announces 33% of students scored mastery on LEAP tests in 2017, which is the same as last year.
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More students graduating high school than ever before
Posted on 6/23/2017 12:06:00 PM.

More Louisiana students are graduating high school than ever before. That’s according to state Education Superintendent John White, who says this year’s graduating class maintained record gains made by the class of 2015.
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State Superintendent heads to Shreveport to get public input on struggling schools
Posted on 2/7/2017 3:17:00 AM.

State Superintendent of Education John White travels to Caddo Parish to host a public meeting tonight to discuss recommendations on improving struggling schools in Shreveport.
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State Education Department revises plans to improve public schools
Posted on 2/6/2017 11:35:00 AM.

Superintendent of Education John White proposes plans on how to improve public schools to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. White says one way to raise expectations is to increase the benchmarks for a school to achieve an A grade in the state’s rating system. He says right now students only have to earn “basic” scores on math and literacy tests for the school to be rated an A.
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