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Headlines – July 11, 2014

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-07-11

Duration: 00:03:56

Subjects: Education | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Educational vouchers | West Nile virus


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Waguespack, Stephen Speaker
  • Nichols, Kristy Speaker


This segment from the July 11, 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 Jindal Administration rejecting the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Common Core compromise; Stephen Waguespack, the president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), speaking to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club about their support of Common Core; Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols speaking about the need for the Department of Education to procure a new contract for the Common Core assessments; the school voucher program awarding 8800 scholarships in 30 parishes; and the Department of Health and Hospitals announcing the discovery of three cases of West Nile Virus in Livingston Parish.