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Bobby Jindal to appear with Hobby Lobby family in support of Bible museum, TIME reports

Monday, 29 September 2014 16:31
Gov. Bobby Jindal will join the billionaire family behind the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts stores at the company's campus in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, according Zeke Miller at TIME. The Louisiana governor will attend an evening event with the Greens supporting their plans to build a museum dedicated to the Bible in Washington D.C. The family's Bible museum has raised some eyebrows, particularly since Steve Green -- Hobby Lobby's president -- has referred to…
Gallup poll finds slight shift to Democrats in Louisiana
Monday, 29 September 2014 10:47
PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The political balance in Louisiana has shifted to the Democrats for the first time in three years, a Gallup poll released Tuesday said. But the move might not be enough to save U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. In 2008, when Landrieu ran for a third term, the Democrats had a 10-percentage point edge if people considered party leaners were counted and 16 points among those with a strong party identity.
Common Core Wants All Kids Taught the Same Way, Bill Gates Says; Surprised It Became Political Debate
Monday, 29 September 2014 10:44
Common Core Goes to College – Obama Admin's New Rating System Gates then compared the education system to the railroad system, noting that all states must have the same railroad width in order for trains to travel across state lines. "Should Georgia have a different railroad width than everybody else? Should they teach multiplication in a different way? Oh that's brilliant, who came up with that idea?" he said sarcastically.
Bobby Jindal to Appear With Hobby Lobby Family
Monday, 29 September 2014 09:51
Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, waves after speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Thursday, March 6, 2014.Andrew Harrer—Bloomberg/Getty ImagesLouisiana governor will stand alongside the Green family at an event, as he prepares the way for likely presidential bidLousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear with the billionaire family behind the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain Wednesday, as the Republican lawmaker continues to lay the groundwork for a likely…
Common Core, a good idea gone bad?
Monday, 29 September 2014 08:49
A teacher assists third-grade students in Chicago. Illinois is one of 45 states that have adopted Common Core educational standards. STORY HIGHLIGHTSRuben Navarrette: The debate over the pros and cons of Common Core rages on Navarrette: The idea behind a common school curriculum for all kids makes senseBut supporters failed to convey to the public why it's good and how effective it could be Navarrette hopes more states stick with Common Core and give it…
Jindal administration rewrites LSU hospital deals
Monday, 29 September 2014 08:05
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has renegotiated contracts for six LSU hospital privatization deals, hoping to reach a compromise with federal health officials that will keep Medicaid dollars flowing to the privatized patient services. The contracts govern the management transfer of hospitals in New Orleans, Lafayette, Bogalusa, Shreveport and Monroe and a deal that closed LSU’s Lake Charles hospital and moved its inpatient services to a nearby private hospital.
States should stick with Common Core
Monday, 29 September 2014 03:38
A teacher assists third-grade students in Chicago. Illinois is one of 45 states that have adopted Common Core educational standards. STORY HIGHLIGHTSRuben Navarrette: The debate over the pros and cons of Common Core rages on Navarrette: The idea behind a common school curriculum for all kids makes senseBut supporters failed to convey to the public why it's good and how effective it could be Navarrette hopes more states stick with Common Core and give it…
Common core favorable at UA
Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:45
By Anna Lumden | Published 1 hour ago | Updated 36 minutes ago With Common Core standards on the line in the gubernatorial election, some UA professors and local Tucson teachers agree that common core standards are beneficial to students in preparing for college. The Arizona Republic recently fact-checked that gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal supports Common Core, unlike his opponent, Doug Ducey.
Poll: Tight Louisiana Senate race
Sunday, 28 September 2014 09:29
STORY HIGHLIGHTSA new CNN poll shows the Louisiana Senate race is very closeSen. Mary Landrieu leads her GOP challenger by only three pointsGap is within the poll's sampling error If no candidate gets more than 50% in November, there's a runoff Washington (CNN) -- As Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu defends her U.S.
Bill Gates plugs Common Core
Sunday, 28 September 2014 08:38
Lessons from Leaders By Stephanie Simon 9/29/14 1:26 PM EDT Bill Gates called the Common Core academic standards a “very basic idea” to set national standards for what students should know at various grades. But at a POLITICO event Monday, he also stepped right up to the edge of advocating a common curriculum as well — something that Common Core supporters have made it clear they do not intend to impose.
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