The state board of education is making changes to the controversial common core program.
The new policy includes changes to letter grades for schools, promotions and teacher evaluations.
Rapides Parish has adopted the common core, but the superintendent says it will be tailored to fit local needs.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/4/13
A check is presented this morning to a scholarship fund named for two Alexandria police officers that died in the line of duty. Jeremy Carruth and David Ezernack are the officers memorialized by the fund. The money, raised from a fitness competition, came from the police department, CrossFit South Bank and LSU Alexandria.
The scholarship is [...]
Newly elected 5th district representative Vance McAllister, didn’t get his first committee choice, but says he’s excited about his appointment to the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. McAllister had hoped speaker John Boehner and other GOP house leaders would let him take predecessor Rodney Alexander’s seat on the House Appropriations Committee.
McAllister plans to use [...]
The numbers are in and, overall, sales were up for Thanksgiving weekend. ShopperTrak, a retail research firm, says store sales were up for Thursday and Friday by 2.3 percent. But for Black Friday alone, sales were down 13.2 percent, meaning more people shopped on Thanksgiving.
As for Central Louisiana, we checked in with one local merchant [...]
Reindeer Games started today and are being played all season at the mall. The mall manager explains how it works.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/2/13
Leesville shows off a new mobile bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Pie Guy of Leesville cuts the ribbon for his enterprise today. Owner Roger Emmons has more than 28 years experience cooking for the military, but now, he’s feeding civilians too.
They sell fruit, pecan, and cream pies. Emmons is joined by his family in [...]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University offers a Christmas shoppers a way to make their loved ones a permanent and tangible part of the school. Engraved bricks in the Alumni Plaza are available for $100 and are a visible way to celebrate a one’s ties to Northwestern State.
“This is a thoughtful gift for someone who ‘has [...]
[ December 7, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] VILLE PLATTE — Join us for Chicot State Park’s monthly Dutch oven gathering on Sat., December 7th from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. It will be held at Pavilion 2, located in the picnic/day use area near the South Boat Launch.
Bill Ryan, President of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, and Randy Hebert of the Le Chein [...]
[ May 8, 2014; 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] Free FITBOX is for adults. Benefits are cardio, stress relief, and self-defense workout. Class consist of boxing combos, hand and foot techniques on pads with a core component. It is a fun and exciting way to burn between 350 to 450 calories. TV’s Biggest Loser uses FITBOX as a component of their training.
May 8, 2014 [...]
[ May 8, 2014; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. ] This seminar is for teens & adult that teaches safety tips along with defensive techniques to use against a predator. May 8, 2014, 10:00-11:30AM @ Master Rousseau’s Taekwondo at England Airpark. Call 318-443-8066 for more information.