The Louisiana Department of Education releases 2023 performance scores and there’s good news for Louisiana Students. Colleen Crain has the story.
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After four females were stabbed on LA Tech’s campus a suspect is in custody and the Mayor of Ruston says it was a random attack. Brooke Thorington has more.
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The latest UNO Research Center statewide survey indicates opinions differ in several categories including Governor John Bel Edwards’ job performance and legalizing marijuana. Teiko Foxx more…
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The Louisiana Department of Education has released the 2023 Louisiana Student Performance Scores and in spite of the unprecedented disruptions of the last two years, State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Cade Brumley is encouraged.
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Brumley says Louisiana students are gaining ground but we’re not there yet…
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Brumley says we need quality teachers in every classroom, parental choice, and a return to the basics.
Improvements in scores surpassed the pre-pandemic numbers and Brumley recognized the highest performing districts in Louisiana…
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After four females were stabbed on Louisiana Tech’s campus Monday morning, Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker says 23-year-old Jacoby Johnson of Rayville was taken into custody. And while a motive has not been released Walker asked members of the public to reach out for help when they have mental health issues.
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The names of the victims were not released but two are in critical but stable condition and another in stable condition. Walker says the fourth victim did not seek medical care.
Walker said the ages of the victims were 62, 65, 72, and 23. He says three were students taking a class at the Lambright Center and one was an instructor.
A LA Tech student spoke to us about the incident and while she did not witness it the Junior says there was a lack of communication and she questioned why the school was never put on lockdown.
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Walker says while there’s plenty of speculation as to what happened…
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And while the student we spoke to, who asked not to be identified, says before Monday’s incident she wasn’t signed up with the school’s emergency response system, she believes students and faculty should have been emailed updates also.
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The school is holding a candlelight vigil on the school’s campus this evening and a blood drive on Thursday. LA Tech is also offering group counseling sessions for students impacted by the incident.
JMC Analytics Pollster John Couvillon says turnout among Louisiana’s Democratic voters for the November 18th election may be worse than the gubernatorial primary. He says part of the GOP advantage seems to be a demotivated Democratic base.
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Early voting numbers in the Bayou State show only 254,000 people voted that’s 115,000 fewer voters than the October early-voting turnout. Couvillon says this is not a good indication for Democratic candidates who are in big races like Secretary of State and Attorney General.
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Couvillon says about five percent of Lafayette parish’s 158,000 registered voters cast a ballot. He expects high-profile local races may create more interest on election day.
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Polls open Saturday at 7 am and close at 8 pm.
The UNO Research Center has released the results of a statewide comprehensive survey. The random poll asked 429 participants to rate Governor John Bel Edwards’ job performance and the incoming Landry administration. Political Science Professor Ed Chervenak says Governor Edwards received a 20 percent higher job approval rating compared to former Governor Bobby Jindal when he left office in 2016.
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Respondents age 65 and older were twice as likely to approve of Edwards’ job performance compared to the youngest age group. Chervenak says 17 percent of respondents feel crime should be the main priority for the incoming Landry administration.
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The survey also shed light on respondents’ party choices and the factors influencing these preferences.
Prior to 2021, Chervenak says the majority of registered voters were firmly against the idea of legalization. He points out that now 52 percent favor legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
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The survey was conducted from October 25 to November 2.
The Saints are currently coming off of a loss to the Vikings 29 to 17, but that’s not the only loss New Orleans suffered on Sunday as star cornerback Marshon Lattimore and receiver Michael Thomas both went down with significant injuries during the game. Saints Head Coach Dennis Allen views the injuries as a setback . . .
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Saints Quarterback Derek Carr is now in concussion protocol after taking a hard hit in the Vikings game, but his shoulder was not affected.
LSU Head Coach Brian Kelly and his staff found Jayden Daniels at Arizona State during his first year at LSU and the two have worked together to create one of the greatest college football offenses of all time this season. When reflecting on recruiting Daniels to LSU, Coach Kelly remembers that…
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Not only is Coach Kelly happy with Daniels’ improvements on the field, but he is proud of all the different little things that Daniels has accomplished, outside of his gridiron statistics, that have transformed him into an elite quarterback. Little things like strength training, agility, and other categories have seen major improvement while Daniels has been at LSU and Coach Kelly admires the hard work and effort Daniels put in to get there.
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A very important part of LSU’s historic offense and what could be Jayden Daniels’ Heisman season has been the elite play of Malik Nabers who has 1,284 yards on 72 receptions and 10 touchdown receptions on the season. Nabers’ numbers may be even more video game-like if Junior receiver Brian Thomas Jr. wasn’t performing at an elite level as well with 13 touchdown receptions and 918 yards. The only other challenger to him winning the Biletnikoff trophy would be Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and Head Coach Brian Kelly has this to say about his odds…
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