The Department of Education said Thursday that 23,560 students scored an 18 or higher in 2014. That was an increase of 1,472 over the 2013 total. And it was the second increase in as many years.

Public school fourth-graders and eighth-graders retaking their standardized tests this summer to determine how and if they advance to the next grade may be waiting awhile to learn if they passed the tests.

Louisiana State Police have arrested two more people who investigators say helped one of the men accused in the Monday shooting death of an off-duty Vermilion Parish sheriff's deputy.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman declined to rule on any of the issues Wednesday, saying he'd prefer not to act in a piecemeal fashion.

BESE President Chas Roemer made it clear in his statement Wednesday that he intends to push forward with Common Core.

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