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LSU says new Title IX policies will soon be in place

BY: - April 10, 2021

LSU will have new civil rights and Title IX policies by July 15 that will spell out the reporting process for sexual misconduct, list the people who must report such misconduct and codify sanctions for employees who don’t report misconduct, Jane Cassidy, the Interim Vice President of Civil Rights & Title IX at LSU, told […]

Police officers could get whistleblower protection for reporting misconduct

La. residents believe police treat Black people worse, LSU survey finds

BY: - April 9, 2021

Most Louisiana residents believe police treat Black people worse and less fairly than they treat White people, and an overwhelming majority approve of the state’s 2016 expansion of Medicaid and last year’s expansion of unemployment benefits, according to the fourth of five reports of the 2021 Louisiana Survey released Thursday by LSU’s Public Policy Research […]

Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget request

BY: - April 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for schools, public health programs, cancer research and other discretionary programs that it says have been underfunded for too long. The president’s $1.5 trillion request seeks to spend $769 billion on discretionary […]

Louisiana governor, women lawmakers want different outcomes in LSU scandal

BY: - April 9, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards and women in the Louisiana Legislature aren’t on the same page — or possibly even in the same book — about what should be happening at LSU in the wake of a sweeping sexual misconduct and domestic violence scandal.  Women lawmakers reiterated again Thursday that they thought LSU employees who covered […]

LSU students to legislature: ‘I have never felt safe on campus’

BY: - April 8, 2021

Students at LSU expressed their fear and frustration with the university to women lawmakers Thursday, saying that they didn’t feel safe on campus and were hurt and embarrassed that their school put money over the care of its students. “I came (to LSU) with the expectation I would be safe on campus, and I’m not,” […]

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LSU officials will not testify on sexual and domestic violence scandal Thursday

BY: and - April 7, 2021

LSU officials will not testify Thursday before a group of women lawmakers in the Louisiana Legislature about the mishandling of sexual misconduct and domestic violence at the university. The lawmakers had formally invited several LSU officials — including LSU football Coach Ed Orgeron — to appear at a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on […]

Republicans ask Gov. Edwards to rescind mask mandate in schools

A racially and culturally diverse teacher workforce benefits all of Louisiana | Tammy C. Barney

BY: - April 7, 2021

“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. My husband taught math and language arts to 6th- and 7th- grade students with special needs. He loved those students as if they were his own. And they loved him […]

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

BY: - April 7, 2021

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 semester and the highest percentage since the beginning of the school year, according to a state education official. Seventy percent of Louisiana’s K-12 students would represent 518,612 students in the state. […]

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‘What happened to Ms. Scott in 2017 is unequivocally wrong,’ says LSU Coach Ed Orgeron

BY: and - April 6, 2021

LSU head football Coach Ed Orgeron and Athletics Director Scott Woodward will not appear in person before women lawmakers in the Louisiana Legislature this week to talk about the ongoing sexual and domestic violence scandal at the university. The problems have centered, in part, on how the Athletics Department has handled allegations made against football […]

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LSU Athletics administrator alleges more racism, sexism in department, USA TODAY reports

BY: - April 6, 2021

LSU Athletics officials harassed Sharon Lewis, the school’s associate director of football recruiting, when she complained about racist and sexist behavior, particularly behavior coming from former LSU football Coach Les Miles, according to reporting from the USA TODAY newspaper. Attorneys for Lewis said they plan to file a federal Title IX lawsuit, a state whistleblower […]

Louisiana lawmaker wants to prevent teaching on systemic racism, sexism

BY: - April 6, 2021

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 well as universities from providing training or teaching on systemic racism and sexism in society.  If passed, the legislation would prohibit teaching or training that “either the United States of America […]

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A third of Louisianians have no intention of getting vaccine, survey finds

BY: - April 2, 2021

A third of Louisianians have no intention of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, while 17 percent have already received the COVID-19 vaccine and another 41 percent said they plan on getting it, according to the latest report of the Louisiana Survey. Michael Henderson, director of LSU’s Public Policy Research Center, […]