The percentage of Louisiana high school students graduating within four years increased for the third year in a row in 2013, the state Department of Education said Friday.

Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to curb unintended consequences of a law that boosted the borrowing the state can do before hitting its debt ceiling.

Education leaders are seeking to broker a compromise with Gov. Bobby Jindal on the standardized tests used in public schools next year.

Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has scheduled a July 17 meeting with Education Superintendent John White to try to negotiate a compromise in their dispute over testing tied to the Common Core education standards, the governor's office announced Wednesday.

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