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SB focuses on accountability

In addition to these scores, the Louisiana Department of Education will also release two district responsibility indicators and a ranking tables report.
“We will receive district responsibility indicators for teacher certification and eighth-grade persistence,” Wall said. “This is something new all the school districts are getting. What they are looking at (besides teacher certification) is how many children actually stay in school and go to the ninth grade.”

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Extra, extra: Read all about it

I felt accomplished because I’d actually read every word in the roughly 200-page book, which seemed like a lot back then. I knew the characters and had followed them on their journeys. It was like knowing a secret.
Knowing that there are stories as funny as this one kept me reading through elementary school to high school and beyond.

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Community should share life blood

One thing is to participate in local drives like the one Ruston Parks and Recreation, partnered with LifeShare, will hold from 4-7 p.m. today in the facility’s conference room.
Ashlynn Shell, recreation coordinator for RPAR, said this drive would give those who can the opportunity to help someone in need of blood products.
“I’m pretty psyched about having the ability and opportunity now to help someone else,” Shell said. “I know that LifeShare is low on all blood products. I’m hoping the community will come out and replenish their deficits.”

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’Dogs drop series finale to Hornets

Sacramento State applied some holes to the polls by taking the series two games to one with a 7-5 victory in Sunday’s finale.
The Hornets also won the opener 4-2 before Tech blasted away for a 13-5 win on Saturday night.
And if there was any sign of the latter victory possibly igniting an offensive fire under the ’Dogs, it never came to fruition on Sunday afternoon.
Tech totaled double digits for runners stranded (10) for the third time in the series and was unable to jump on the Hornets early to prevent any last-half-of-the-contest comeback.

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