8:30 LRN Newscast

The House Education Committee approves on a seven to five vote Haughton Representative Dodie Horton’s legislation that would ban discussion in public school classrooms about gender and sexual identity. Some on the committee believes this policy should be left up to local school boards, but Horton says it would be more defensible from a legal standpoint if it was a state law….
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And Homer Representative Patrick Jefferson worries the bill would mean students can no longer seek advice from teachers…
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But Horton says a student can still have a one-on-one conversation with a teacher about gender and sexual identity issues. The legislation heads to the House floor for more discussion.

St. Charles Parish files a lawsuit against FEMA over Risk Rating 2.0.
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The federal government has approved a fourth round of Pandemic EBT benefits. DCFS Stability Director Tim Jenkins says students who participate in the National School Lunch Program or saw their schools close for five consecutive days due to COVID are eligible…
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Schools will advise DCFS of the children who are eligible.