Louisiana's high school graduation rate reaches an all-time high
Posted on 5/10/2018 11:33:00 AM.

Louisiana high schools posted an all-time high of 78.1% of four year graduation for the class of 2017. That’s an increase of eleven percent over the last ten years. Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White says it’s a 4,000 student increase over last year.

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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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Louisiana Department of Education releases its annual school report cards
Posted on 11/17/2016 11:45:00 AM.

The Louisiana Department of Education has released its annual school report cards and found statewide gains in student achievement. Superintendent John White says the distribution of school and district letter grade ratings has improved. He credits this to an improvement in student results.
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Dept. of Ed. revokes child care license after children were found wandering in street
Posted on 4/19/2016 5:25:00 PM.
The Louisiana Department of Education revokes the child care license of Abita Church Christian Daycare in St. Tammany Parish after four unsupervised toddlers were found roaming near a busy street.
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Education Week report ranks Louisiana public schools 49th nationally
Posted on 1/7/2016 2:22:00 PM.
For a second straight year, Louisiana's public schools rank 49th in the nation in academic achievement. That's according to Education Week Magazine, who has unveiled its Quality Counts report. Education Week Research Center director Holly Yetcick says Louisiana scored a 68.7 out of 100 for classroom performance which is just above a passing grade.
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State releases results of spring Common Core tests
Posted on 10/12/2015 2:43:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The State Department of Education released “preliminary” results to Common Core tests Monday, and found that just 22-40 percent of Louisiana students show “mastery” in skills it says are needed for the next grade. The tests were administered to grades 3-8 in the spring. State Superintendent John White says the results are not surprising.
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Louisiana students earn record number of AP credits
Posted on 8/5/2015 3:23:00 PM.
The Louisiana Department of Education announces that high school students in the state earned more than 13-hundred more qualifying scores on Advanced Placement exams in 2015 than 2014. Superintendent John White says this is a 20 percent increase in A-P test scores, which are the nation's most challenging academic assessment given to students across the country.
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Department of Ed posts registry of unlicensed daycare operators
Posted on 6/12/2015 11:14:00 AM.
In the wake of the arrest of two daycare workers in the death of a 22-month old child, the state department of education is now posting on its website a list of unlicensed daycare centers. The infant died in the care of a Baton Rouge daycare center operator, who had her license revoked. State Superintendent of Education John White wants to make sure this tragic incident never happens again.
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School report cards show improvement
Posted on 10/21/2014 11:55:00 AM.
The number of Louisiana Public Schools earning a state performance grade of an A has gone up from 187 to 241 this year, according to the Department of Education.  Education officials released the reports earlier today.  

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Education website goes down; malicious or unintentional?
Posted on 8/18/2014 12:46:00 PM.
Superintendent of Education John White told the Baton Rouge Advocate the education department's website was down Monday because the Jindal administration refused to make a payment.

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