Louisiana's high school seniors are making increased strides on Advanced Placement exams.

The Republican governor sent a letter Thursday to the president, saying placement of the children in Louisiana could have "potential negative ramifications."

Louisiana's annual state sales tax holiday is Friday and Saturday.

NEW LAWS carouselMany laws are minor, though some impact health care options, change educational programs and reach into people's everyday activities.

Mid-August hearing dates have been set for dueling lawsuits over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.

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