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  1. BESE to weigh post-flood letter grade changes for EBRRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Advocate

    Rather than a one-year suspension of letter grades for the East Baton Rouge Parish School District, state officials plan to offer the district post-flood flexibility in how schools are evaluated when Louisiana's top school board meets Tuesday. Under the recommendation of the state Department of Education, schools that suffered significant damages because of the flood of 2016 would have an option on how they are rated this year.

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  2. Louisiana child care operators, state in tug-of-war on access to cameras monitoring childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 3 | The Advocate

    Operators of early childhood centers and the state Department of Education are embroiled in a battle on whether state officials should have access to cameras that help monitor the children. "This is what people need to know," Alan Young, legislative chairman for the Childcare Association of Louisiana and the operator of a child care center in Shreveport said Monday.

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  3. Lauren Hendry, Adam Wise model consistency to win St. Joseph's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 30 | The Advocate

    Girls champion Lauren Hendry of St. Joseph's Academy closes in the finish line at Saturday's St. Joseph's Academy Invitational. Girls champion Lauren Hendry of St. Joseph's Academy closes in the finish line at Saturday's St. Joseph's Academy Invitational.

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  4. Alexandria man arrested in the alleged rape of 18-year-old woman in Baton RougeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 27 | The Advocate

    According to his arrest report, Logan Fraiche, 19, forced a woman, 18, to have sex with him despite her telling him repeatedly that she didn't want to, according to his arrest report. The victim told police she met Fraiche at a bar and then texted him several times over the following week about meeting up with him again.

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  5. Danny Heitman's At Random: Lovebugs, open skies and fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 23 | The Advocate

    Somewhere around Alexandria, after miles of managing the kamikaze attacks of one lovebug swarm after another, the glass in front of my steering wheel looked like some peculiar pointillist painting. A thousand greasy dots detailed the destruction of multitudes smashed two-by-two, as if they were preparing to board a biblical arc.

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  6. Lake Charles, Alexandria see major GDP growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 20 | The Advocate

    A new report measuring the value of economic activity in U.S. metro areas found that two Louisiana cities saw the biggest percentage increases in the country during 2016 and two others were among the largest decreases. The value of the gross domestic product produced in Lake Charles increased by 8.1 percent from 2015 to 2016, the largest percentage increase in the nation, according to a study released Wednesday by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis .

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  7. Louisiana Association of Museums honors award winners at Monday luncheonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana Association of Museums presented special service awards at its annual Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting on Monday at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans. The Lois Wyatt Bannon "Heart and Soul" Service Award - Susan Vincent, of Baton Rouge.

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  8. Lauren Hendry, Hunter Appleton excel as St. Joseph's, Episcopal win Round Table Run titlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2017 | The Advocate

    Brother Martin's Hunter Appleton won the three-mile boys race in 14:57.31 at Episcopal's Round Table Run on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Highland Road Park.

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  9. Secret legal action undermines state effort to decrease violence at facility for intellectually disabledRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 | The Advocate

    The state's strategy for keeping peace at Louisiana's only facility caring for the intellectually disabled received a crippling blow in a legal action held behind closed courtroom doors. Three residents who had violently attacked staff - two of whom were seen setting fire to a residence hall - successfully challenged their transfer from Pinecrest Supports and Services Center to a secured mental illness hospital.

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  10. State public education leader among the best paid in the nationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | The Advocate

    BESE President Gary Jones, of Alexandria, left, and Education Superintendent John White on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting that approved a revised budget request to fund public schools next year. BESE President Gary Jones, of Alexandria, left, and Education Superintendent John White on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting that approved a revised budget request to fund public schools next year.

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  11. Louisiana opens seventh shelter for Harvey evacuees; more than 1,500 housed across stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | The Advocate

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, left, and First Lady Donna, center, speak with evacuees at a shelter in Alexandria Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Louisiana State Governor John Bel Edwards talks to Calvin Thomas Thursday Aug. 31, 2017 at a shelter in Alexandria.

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  12. Louisiana extends warm welcome to weary Hurricane Harvey evacuees at Mega Shelter in AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | The Advocate

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and first lady Donna Edwards walked over to the five cots where the Perry's extended family had set up their quarters within the state's Mega Shelter. "Welcome to Alexandria, Louisiana," Gov. Edwards said, extending the warm greeting Thursday to yet another family forced from their Texas homes by the rains of Hurricane Harvey and taking shelter in the Pelican State.

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  13. Louisiana shuts down state park; officials say state budget cuts to blameRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | The Advocate

    The original owners of what became Hodges Gardens State Park in 2007 say state government has allowed the property to crumble and exercised their contractual option to take back the 948-acre recreation area near Toledo Bend, which includes one of the nation's largest botanical gardens. Employees were notified Tuesday as they were battening down for Tropical Storm Harvey.

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  14. DJ Chark's story: Top LSU receiver 'saved' dad, cared for ailing...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | The Advocate

    LSU wide receiver D.J. Chark visits with his high school football coach, Brad Chesshir, his track coach, Mike Crenshaw and Chark's long-time friend Dae'Von Washington, who now plays linebacker for Louisiana Tech. LSU wide receiver D.J. Chark, right, visits his old high school, Alexandria Senior High, with his high school football coach, Brad Chesshir, 2nd from left, his track coach, Mike Crenshaw, center, and Chark's long-time friend Dae'Von Washington, left, now, a linebacker for Louisiana Tech.

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  15. Changes in criminal background checks will be topic of eight meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | The Advocate

    The state Department of Education will hold eight information sessions statewide on new criminal background checks for employees of licensed child care centers. Others are planned for Shreveport, Monroe, Lafayette, Alexandria and New Orleans, with a final meeting in Baton Rouge on Oct. 6. The searches will include fingerprint checks with the FBI and reviews with the National Sex Offender Registry, Louisiana Sex Offender Registry and the Louisiana Child Abuse and Neglect Registry.

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  16. Students move in at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the ArtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | The Advocate

    Students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches, La., returned to campus Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 for the start of the new school year. New and returning students were greeted in Prudhomme Hall by members of the student ambassadors.

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  17. Our Views: Politics, other nonsense delay easy BESE decision to approve John White contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | The Advocate

    BESE President Gary Jones, of Alexandria, left, and Education Superintendent John White on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting that approved a revised budget request to fund public schools next year. BESE President Gary Jones, of Alexandria, left, and Education Superintendent John White on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting that approved a revised budget request to fund public schools next year.

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  18. Pharmacists are unsung heroes of August 2016 floods; in the midst of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | The Advocate

    In his establishment, pharmacist T.J. Woodard owns the Prescriptions to Geaux shop on Third Street, which supplied the folks sheltering at the River Center with medications last summer. For the anniversary of the flood; the pharmacists are a group of unsung heroes who put in double shifts for a week and a half to fill out all the prescriptions for the flood victims stuck in shelters.

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  19. BESE plans closed door talks on John White's job futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | The Advocate

    Before a packed meeting room, Louisiana State Education Superintendent John White, right, finishes presenting a plan to revamp public schools at the BESE meeting Wednesday March 29, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.. Watching is Assistant Louisiana State Education Superintendent Jessica Baghian, left, The state's top school board plans to hold a closed door discussion Aug. 16 on state Superintendent of Education John White's contract, officials said Monday morning.

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  20. Our Views: National study shows some good things are happening under John White's watchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | The Advocate

    BESE President Gary Jones, of Alexandria, left, and Education Superintendent John White on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting that approved a revised budget request to fund public schools next year. BESE President Gary Jones, of Alexandria, left, and Education Superintendent John White on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting that approved a revised budget request to fund public schools next year.

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