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Literacy bill named for former Louisiana state representative is moved forward...

About 160,000 Louisiana students struggling with reading or writing could get extra help if a bill by Rep. Steve McKnight (R-Baton Rouge) that funds...

Mandatory kindergarten for 5-year-olds bill passes Louisiana Senate committee

A bill that requires Louisiana’s 5-year-olds to attend kindergarten was approved by the Louisiana Senate Education Committee in a 5-1 vote Wednesday morning. “We have...

Sports betting permits could cost just $1,100 for Louisiana bars

A bill to levy fees and taxes on sports betting cleared an early hurdle Wednesday with unanimous approval from the Louisiana House Ways and...

Louisiana set to receive $773 million to fund early childcare, but...

Louisiana is set to receive $773 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to fund early childcare, but an early childhood advocate said if...

One bill would reform tax incentives while another would undo tax...

Louisiana’s House Ways and Means Committee advanced a bill Thursday that would require a two-thirds vote of the legislature to enact any new tax...

A racially and culturally diverse teacher workforce benefits all of Louisiana...

“I am a teacher.” My husband, Keith, would proclaim his occupation to whomever he met. It was his badge of honor, his passion, his calling....

71 percent of Louisiana K-12 students are back in classrooms full-time

As of Tuesday, 71 percent of Louisiana’s K-12 students are attending classes face-to-face, a five percent increase since the end of the 2020 fall...

Louisiana lawmaker wants to prevent teaching on systemic racism, sexism

Louisiana Rep. Ray Garofalo, R-Chalmette, the chairman of the House Education Committee, introduced a bill that would prohibit Louisiana’s elementary and secondary schools as...

CDC says it’s OK for students to sit 3 feet apart...

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials have revised their guidance to schools on how far apart students should be spaced in a classroom, now saying...

Senate confirms Cardona as education secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed Miguel Cardona to lead the U.S. Department of Education in a 64-33 vote. Cardona, a longtime educator from Connecticut, will...

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