6:30 LRN newscast July 30

The Louisiana High School Graduation rate for the Class of 2019 was 80-percent, down from 81-percent for the Class of 2018. New Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley says it’s a disappointing development after years of gains in the graduation rate.
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Louisiana public high schools graduated 42,650 students for the class of 2019, which is a state record.

SEC athletic directors have reportedly approved a ten-game conference-only schedule for football this year due to the pandemic. But the proposal still needs approval from university presidents, who will meet today, but they might delay their vote to next week. LSU Football Coach Ed Orgeron says if the schedule changes they will be ready…
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Minden Senator Robert Mills has asked Governor Edwards to allow clergy to enter health care facilities to support the mental health of patients. Matt Doyle has the story.
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The state reported 69 more COVID-19 deaths yesterday, raising the death toll to 3,769. Louisiana’s health department also reported 17-hundred new cases, but for the third time in four days, the state reported fewer COVID patients in the hospital.