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Headlines – January 17, 2014

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-01-17

Duration: 00:03:45

Subjects: Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Graduation rates


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee
  • Schneider, Mercedes Interviewee


This segment from the January 17, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the indictment of Walter Lee, a member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), on two counts of felony theft, public contract fraud, and malfeasance in office; interviews with Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) and Dr. Mercedes Schneider, a 10th grade language arts teacher, on Common Core; the “Students First” report card on Louisiana education; and an increase in the graduation rate at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge.