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February 27 05:57 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — After 14 school districts have requested to opt out of PARCC testing and multiple families have asked for permission to opt their children out of the PARCC test, the superintendent of the Department of Education has responded and admitted there are problems with Common Core by calling for an expedited review of the tests.
February 27 05:57 AM
The challenge is, neither narrative is wholly accurate. The truth is far more complex. The fatalists, caught in a crisis mind frame, are wrong. Rural America will not return to a vast buffalo commons anytime soon. Meanwhile, the boosters lead with great local successes while brushing over underlying trends.
February 27 05:57 AM
I guess the good Lord has to put up with politicians. Nary a week goes by when some governor or other political type is holding a prayer rally and declaring that the ills of the nation can be cured by America being “born again” through embracing a Christian evangelical fervor.
February 20 06:18 AM
In politics, the victor gets the spoils — which means that merit often gives way to who did what and who is related to whom. From day one of the job, the new mayor has targeted the City Attorney’s Office to exercise her political power in a way that sends a message reflective of her days as Caddo schools superintendent.
February 20 06:18 AM
Time is running out for farmers and ranchers that want to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) this year. Feb. 27 is the deadline for the 2015 round. Producers should visit their local NRCS office before that date to initiate the application process.
February 20 06:18 AM
My Louisiana governor has me puzzled again in his quixotic quest to be a player on the national stage. I thought Bobby Jindal was part of a Republican Party that tells government to get off our backs and mind its own business. But he now is apparently on a national pursuit to make us all homogeneous in how we act, live and speak.
February 13 06:31 PM
New Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler has her first real appointment to be made in the near future — and it will certainly say much on how she will manage the city. Part of the deal brokered with the old guard Shreveport power structure to put Tyler into office was her selection of former Shreveport Fire Chief Brian Crawford as her CAO.
February 13 07:51 AM
New Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler has her first real appointment to be made in the near future — and it will certainly say much on how she will manage the city. Part of the deal brokered with the old guard Shreveport power structure to put Tyler into office was her selection of former Shreveport Fire Chief Brian Crawford as her CAO.

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