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  • 45,000 Louisiana students completed PARCC assessments

    June 1, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education today announced that nearly 45,000 Louisiana students participated in field testing the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) assessments, allowing Louisiana students and educators an early view of forthcoming state tests. The total number represents one in... more »
  • Testing: is skull serial killer suspect's wife's?

    May 18, 2014 1:30 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities may test DNA from a skull found in a Florida orange grove four decades ago to see if it may be that of a woman missing since 1973. The last person known to be with Sharon Hensley was Felix Vail, who's being held on a... more »
  • School Districts Aren't Ready for Mandated Change

    October 4, 2013 6:35 PM

    Major changes are on the way for standardized testing statewide. The new test, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC will be online. It tracks students' progress in English and Math. Schools will have one year to prepare for the new online test and PARCC... more »
  • Mamou Elementary LEAP Test Issues

    May 23, 2013 7:24 PM

    Some Mamou Elementary parents want answers about failing scores on the LEAP test. Administrators say, during testing week, a teacher showed review videos that were potentially too similar to questions on the actual test. The school reported that to the state, which decided the students may have been given... more »
  • Louisiana Schools Will Transition to Online Testing

    April 9, 2013 7:06 PM

    For years, standardized testing has been the same in Louisiana, the Leap and the I-Leap. Soon, those tests will be a thing of the past. The new test, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or "PARCC" will be online. The test is designed to track students'... more »
  • Drug Testing Could be Offered at Lafayette Parish Schools Next Fall

    April 13, 2012 6:43 PM

    Students in Lafayette Parish public schools could be drug tested as soon as next year. Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper said the drug tests would be voluntary, by parents' choice, free, and confidential. There would also be no punishment for students who test positive. "It's non-punitive, if you get... more »
  • River turbine testing site gets $150,000 grant

    January 13, 2012 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A proposed testing site for turbines that will be mounted from piers and barges in rivers to generate power has received a $150,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority. The head of Tulane University's RiverSphere project - Douglas Meffert - said Thursday that testing could begin... more »
  • Blowout preventer testing not started

    October 6, 2010 9:32 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The 300-ton device that failed to stop the massive Gulf oil spill - considered a key piece of evidence in the investigation into the disaster - has not been analyzed a month after it was raised from the seafloor, a Coast Guard official told The Associated... more »
  • Drug Testing at Schools Suspended

    September 14, 2010 11:32 AM

    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - The Central Community School Board has voted unanimously to temporarily suspend drug testing at the middle and high schools until a new policy using hair samples is further evaluated by a committee. Monday night's decision followed concerns brought to the board by a Central High School... more »
  • Smoke Testing on Portion of Sewer System in New Iberia

    August 25, 2010 11:51 AM

    As part of the City of New Iberia's Sewer Improvements, CES will begin smoke testing on a portion of the sewer system on Thursday, August 26th. These tests will take approximately two business days and will occur between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. The following... more »
  • Gulf Seafood gets Intense Safety Testing

    August 16, 2010 5:38 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico is being put under the microscope like no other kind on the market, with fish, shrimp and other catches ground up to hunt for minute traces of oil - far more reassuring than that sniff test that made all the headlines.... more »
  • Testing for gulf spill kill effort is delayed

    August 2, 2010 8:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says engineers have delayed until Tuesday a test on whether it can begin pumping mud into the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well in hopes of choking it for good. The company said in a statement Monday the test was pushed back a day after a... more »
  • Jindal Wants Government To Step Up Testing Of Seafood Samples

    July 19, 2010 4:14 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants the federal government to step up testing of seafood samples from Louisiana waters so they can be quickly reopened to commercial fishing. The state opened the areas for sport fishing on Thursday. But on Monday, Jindal and Louisiana seafood industry leaders complained... more »
  • 6 Hours of Testing Before Cap May Have to be Reopened

    July 16, 2010 5:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pressure readings have been less than ideal from the new cap shutting oil into BP's busted well, but the crude will remain locked in while engineers look for evidence of whether there is an undiscovered leak, the federal pointman for the disaster said Friday. Retired Coast... more »
  • BP Has Started Testing Cap

    July 14, 2010 6:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP has started testing a cap designed to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in almost three months. Kent Wells, a senior vice president in the company, said at a Wednesday evening news briefing that the valve on... more »
  • More Testing Needed for Giant Gulf Oil Skimmer

    July 5, 2010 10:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Choppy seas have temporarily foiled attempts to see if a giant oil skimmer can be a silver bullet for cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. Bob Grantham, spokesman for Taiwanese shipping firm TMT, says the company's vessel, dubbed "A Whale," will need further testing off... more »
  • EPA First Round Of Testing On Dispersant

    June 30, 2010 3:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - EPA officials say their first round of testing on chemicals used to break apart the oil in the Gulf of Mexico shows all the available dispersants are generally equally toxic. Paul Anastas, EPA's assistant administrator for research and development, said Wednesday that the testing also showed the... more »
  • Senate Committee Backs Welfare Drug Testing

    June 2, 2010 9:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bill requiring drug testing of welfare recipients is nearing final legislative passage after narrowly winning approval in a Senate committee Wednesday. Members of a Senate judiciary committee voted 4-3 to advance Rep. John LaBruzzo's bill to the full Senate for debate, after a political... more »
  • LEAP Test Results

    May 26, 2010 7:23 PM

    Teachers and students across Louisiana prepare for the leap test all year ....making sure 4th and 8th graders advance to the next grade. Burnell Lemoine, Lafayette’s superintendent, "we went up in some areas and down in others, but overall the results were not as good as last year."... more »
  • Welfare Recipients: House Backs Drug Testing

    April 29, 2010 1:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House supports mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients. The House voted 61-27 Wednesday for the bill by Rep. John LaBruzzo, a Metairie Republican who has tried repeatedly to get the measure passed in the Legislature. The bill heads next to the Senate for... more »
  • Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Is Headed To Review

    April 7, 2010 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attempt to require drug testing of welfare recipients is headed to review by the same House committee that rejected the idea last year. The House Health and Welfare Committee refused Wednesday to vote on the bill and instead suggested it should be sent to... more »
  • Mass Census Worker Testing Centers Planned In Morgan City

    March 16, 2010 1:19 PM

    Need a job? The 2010 Census hiring campaign hits high gear with mass testing sessions for those interested in a temporary position with good weekly pay, mileage reimbursement and flexible hours. The test will be administered on Thursday, March 18, at the Morgan City Recreation Center, 915 Everett Street,... more »
  • DNA Testing Still Underway In Jeff Davis Parish

    January 4, 2010 8:16 PM

    DNA testing in still underway for employees of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office. The testing that began last week is the latest in an investigation of eight women found dead in the parish. Authorities decided to do the testing to rule out employees as possible suspects. This is after... more »
  • Vermilion Catholic Closed, ACT testing to resume

    October 22, 2009 8:15 PM

    October 23, 2009---9am School Officials at Vermilion Catholic would like to remind those students who will be taking the ACT , to report to Mt. Carmel Elementary as previously scheduled. Assistance will be provided that day should anyone have any questions and/or concerns. Since the school is undergoing... more »
  • Boil Order: Palmetto Water Users

    September 22, 2009 3:13 PM

    Those residents who are using Palmetto water are asked to boil their water. There has been a report of a 6-inch line that needs repairing and testing before residents can continue using it. The boil order is under effect until further notice.

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