GOP Candidates in La. Not Embracing Bobby Jindal

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:30
While Democrats in Louisiana are largely dodging ties to President Barack Obama this election season, Republicans aren't necessarily embracing Gov. Bobby Jindal. Asked to grade the Republican governor's performance, GOP congressional contenders have answered with middling marks or avoided the question altogether. The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent following criticism of his frequent out-of-state travel…
Common Core focus of Wednesday St. Tammany town hall meeting
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 02:44
ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Parents in St. Tammany Parish can voice their opinion on the controversial educational standards known as Common Core. Wednesday night's town hall meeting takes place at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The Louisiana Department of Education released test scores for schools yesterday, even with the implementation of common core.
Common Core takes center stage in school board race
Monday, 20 October 2014 19:42
Map of Ohio Board of Education Districts(Photo: Ohio Secretary of State) 2 CONNECT 3 TWEETLINKEDIN 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE The state board of education race, normally mired in obscurity, is a bit more interesting this time around. According to some, this race could be a referendum on the Common Core standards. "If I am elected it will be an indictment of Common Core and a call for local control," said Mary Pritchard, a home school teacher from…
Louisiana early voting: Here's what you need to know
Monday, 20 October 2014 15:30
Louisiana's early voting period for the Nov. 4 election starts today and lasts through Oct. 28. (It excludes Sunday, Oct. 26, where the polling stations are closed.) Here are some things you should know before you go to early voting: When can I vote early? Early voting is available from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at designated locations.
As Common Core testing draws nearer, public worries persist
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:06
EDISON — New Jersey adopted new academic standards known as the Common Core four years ago, but education officials and lawmakers are still facing deep and outspoken concern by the public and school staff over the rigorous testing that will debut in the spring. At a conference Tuesday, former governor Thomas H. Kean and Acting Education Commissioner David Hespe said the standards, which define what students should know by each grade level, will challenge students…
Bobby Jindal won't run for elected office again, unless he runs for president
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:25
Gov. Bobby Jindal said he won't run for elected office again after he is finished with the Louisiana governor's mansion -- unless, of course, he runs for president of the United States. "If I were to stay in politics it would involve the 2016 running for president. There's no other elective office I would seek," said Jindal, at an appearance at Baton Rouge Community College Tuesday (Oct.
Gov. Jindal: 'POTUS is only other elected office I would seek'
Monday, 20 October 2014 12:34
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Governor Bobby Jindal made it clear Tuesday that once he leaves the Governor's Office, there is only one other elected office he wants, the President of the United States. "I am thinking about what I do next. And if I were to stay in politics. If I were to stay in politics it would involve, in 2016, running for President.
Education expert speaks out about Common Core standards
Monday, 20 October 2014 08:06
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Education expert Dr. Sandra Stotsky spoke about changes needed in Common Core standards in the State of Missouri and Illinois on Tuesday. Stotsky, who served on the Common Core Validation Committee, met with Sikeston school officials and will be speaking to parents and the public Tuesday night about why she thinks there is a need for changes in Common Core standards.
Governor Jindal, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announce $1 Million Investment to Fund Statewide Workforce Training in Louisiana
Monday, 20 October 2014 08:02
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co. is committing $1 million to the Foundation for Louisiana's Community & Technical Colleges to fund statewide workforce training and connect more students with the state’s powerful industrial expansion. Once approved for matching funds by the Louisiana Board of Regents, the grant would be the first to tap into the state’s $40 million Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund, or…
Louisiana Rape Victims Can Be Charged Over $4,200; Gov. Bobby Jindal Orders End to 'Double Victimization'
Monday, 20 October 2014 07:38
Bobby Jindal at Liberty Univ: Christian Conversion Was Most Significant Moment of My Life Even victims with health coverage have found that certain insurance plans won't cover treatment costs. An unnamed New Orleans college student told the committee that after she was raped on a weekend trip and went to a private LSU hospital, she received bills totaling over $2,000 and her health insurance refused to cover the treatment.
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