If they haven’t arrived already, state standardized test scores should be arriving soon. With that, the Louisiana Department of Education has released a picture of how well overall school districts did this year.
A release from State Superintendent of Education John White’s office reveals that overall, more students in Louisiana achieved passing grades than any year before. According to the release, nearly 10,000 more students reached grade level this year. The percentage of students statewide performing at Basic or higher on the iLEAP and LEAP tests grew from 66 percent statewide in 2011 to 68 percent statewide in 2012.
The Ruston Daily Leader’s Sunday edition will include a special section called “Election 2011.”
Within this 32-page edition, readers will discover what’s on their ballot and maps indicating district maps for Lincoln Parish Police Jury and area Senate and House districts. (Since the time the maps were compiled Senate District 35 Candidate Harris Brown has dropped out of the race). It will also include a question and answer section with each candidate running for a police jury or state House or Senate seat for our area providing detailed responses. Some of the issues they will tackle include: