Louisiana Tech University ranks No.1 among all public and private institutions in the state, according to PayScale.com’s 2015 College Return on Investment Report.
Tech earned Louisiana’s highest ranking in both annual percent ROI and 20-year net ROI for students living on campus and receiving financial aid, and who are paying in-state or out-of-state tuition, according to PayScale.com.
Halloween’s roots can be traced to the Celtic New Year of ancient Europe. Mostly ignored by early Protestant Americans, the holiday made its way into American culture and was celebrated as a secular occasion by the 20th century. Today, children and adults alike dress up to revel in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve by taking a binge in sugary sweets and mostly harmless mischief.
Although good, clean fun is encouraged during this time of year, it is also wise to acknowledge safety concerns while little ghosts, goblins, witches and princesses make their rounds through neighborhoods seeking candy from residents.
The 2012-13 school year was the first time that fourth and eighth graders faced more rigorous questions on their annual high-stakes exams, and Lincoln Parish students held their own.
The added difficulty is part of the transition from the previous state curriculum to the new Common Core State Standards, which is a program that standardizes the curriculum among the states across the country that are involved. Louisiana, being one of the first states to jump on board the plan that would make it easier to compare students in all states, began almost immediately working to prepare students for the new curriculum. Students will take assessments that have been fully aligned with the common core standards during the 2014-15 school year.