Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 4:45 pm
A slice of East Baton Rouge Parish, south of I-12 and north of I-10, is a step closer to having its own school district.
The House Education Committee passed the set of bills needed to establish the breakaway district. Approval now falls to the Appropriations committee next to evaluate cost.
Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 10:04 am
Former Home Depot CEO Steve Odland and Patrick Callan, with the National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education, discuss the importance of post-secondary education.
Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra conductor Maestro Tim Muffett talks about the upcoming performance by Tony Award winning singer Audra McDonald and more.
Medical journalist and author Jessica Wapner on her book, "The Philadelphia Chromosome"
Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 12:49 pm
Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan discusses the state Supreme Court ruling against Louisiana's private school vouchers program.
Author Claire Manes talks about her book, "Out Of The Shadow Of Leprosy", about her grandfather's struggle with Hanson's Disease at the Carville Hospital.
NBC investigative reporter and author Bob Sullivan on his book, "The Plateau Effect"
Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 9:10 am
The State Supreme Court has ruled that the state can't pay private school tuition through the same funding channel as it uses to support public schools.
Now, Gov. Bobby Jindal is going to have to find another way to keep the voucher program going.
The Louisiana Supreme Court handed Gov. Bobby Jindal a loss today: It agreed with a lower court that his method of funding private school tuition through vouchers was unconstitutional.
For the past year, explains the AP, Jindal's administration has used "money earmarked for public schools in the state's Minimum Foundation Program to pay for private school tuition."
In a 6-1 vote, the court decided the funding mechanism was unconstitutional.