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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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BESE backs Battle of New Orleans curriculum

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne last week presented the curriculum, which discusses how the battle blocked the British Army from seizing the city and territory the United States had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase, during a meeting of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. "AT&T's generous donation is making a very important education piece available to Louisiana schools which ...

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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About 5 percent of the Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children, according to a federal study released Wednesday. Auditors for the Department of Health and Human Services checked 512 dentists and 41 oral surgeons. Twenty-six dentists and one oral surgeon — paid a ...

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Bench trial in endangered frog habitat suit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog. Attorney Reed Hopper calls the designation unreasonable and illegal since no frogs live there and the landowner won't make changes needed ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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October deadline for Gaines Award contest

Sponsored by the donors of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the award honors outstanding fiction from rising African-American writers and includes a $10,000 cash prize. The award recognizes Pointe Coupee Parish native Gaines, a nationally acclaimed fiction writer and creative writing instructor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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10 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Judge blocks Louisiana governor's move to scrap Common Core tests

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - In a blow to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's move to withdraw his state from Common Core education standards, a state judge on Tuesday blocked Jindal's plan to scrap a key set of standardized tests due to be introduced in the coming school year.

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