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Teacher, school evaluations don't add up

How Louisiana rates its teachers and public schools is again subject to debate.

Teacher and school evaluations do

not line up, a Tulane professor said. While teachers are annually

reviewed based on student

growth and on observation by principals, schools are reviewed

based on students’ t ...


Local and state emergency officials coordinate operations from a makeshift command center Tuesday during a simulated tabletop training exercise in Lake Arthur. (Doris Maricle/American Press)

Jeff Davis Parish tests readiness of emergency responders

LAKE ARTHUR — A call to 911 reporting a pipeline explosion Tuesday near Lake Arthur jump-started a whirlwind of activity for

Jeff Davis Parish ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Grand Chenier fire rating improves

Starting next month, homeowners in the

Grand Chenier area will see cheaper fire insurance premiums because of

the fire district’s

improved pr ...

(Frank DiCesare/American Press)

LNG contractor procurement schedule set

As work on the Cameron LNG

liquefaction-export project draws near, those responsible for hiring its

workers and vendors announced

their procurement ...

(American Press Archives)

State VA chief holds town hall

LEESVILLE — Veterans got the chance to air grievances and get answers from the state’s top Veterans Affairs official during

a town hall m ...

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(American Press Archives)

Former Cowboy to play in German basketball league

Two years ago, Patrick Richard was living the dream. Last year, it was leven de droom. And this winter he’ll be leben den Traum.

That is, of co ...

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NFL sends spineless message

The NFL sent a small message, the fans of the Baltimore Ravens sent a much larger one.

Just days after the league itself barely slapped the hand of R ...

By Alex Hickeyahickey@americanpress.comTwo years ago, Patrick Richard was living the dream. Last year, it was leven de droom. And this winter he’ ...

(Associated Press)

Morgan hopes to validate Saints' faith in him

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Joe Morgan sprinted downfield on an out pattern and caught a deep pass from Drew Brees in stride.

It’s sti ...

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Artist opens Black Hertitage Gallery exhibit Friday

The Black Heritage Gallery will host an opening reception for artist Charles “Chuck” Siler at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.

The show, which is u ...

Veronica Woodward

Nursing professor to sign copies of book

Veronica Woodard, Ph.D will be signing copies of her book, “Faculty

Mentoring of Culturally Diverse Nursing Students: It Matters!”

on Fr ...

NBC announced Wednesday that Allison Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of

Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC's Peter Pan

NEW YORK — NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.

The network announced Wednesday that Williams will play the ...

Chadwick Boseman, left, and Nelsan Ellis in a scene from

Natchez tourism bureau making ‘Get On Up’ tour map

NATCHEZ, Miss. — Natchez officials are developing a tour map to take visitors to locations where the James Brown biopic “Get

On Up” ...

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