education reform http://wrkf.org en Justice Department Sues Louisiana Over School Vouchers http://wrkf.org/post/justice-department-sues-louisiana-over-school-vouchers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/08/FlemingVouchersWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">Vouchers in districts under desegregation orders at issue.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Justice Department is suing Louisiana for issuing school vouchers to students in districts under desegregation orders. The federal government says the system is undermining racial balances in public schools.</span><p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 18:48:19 +0000 Eileen Fleming 15233 at http://wrkf.org Justice Department Sues Louisiana Over School Vouchers WEDNESDAY: Education Expert Diane Ravitch, Actress Debbie Allen, BR Ballet's Molly Buchmann http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-education-expert-diane-ravitch-actress-debbie-allen-br-ballets-molly-buchmann <p>Jim chats with education historian and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch talks about education reforms in Louisiana and recent court rulings against their constitutionality.</p><p>Actress, dancer, choreographer, producer &amp; director Debbie Allen visits to talk about her annual&nbsp; Debbie Allen Dance Academy performance here in Baton Rouge; a tribute to former Arts Council of GBR director Derek Gordon, who passed away last year.</p><p>Baton Rouge Ballet Artistic Director Molly Buchmann talks about the annual Spring Concert and other upcoming events.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:03:45 +0000 Jim Engster 7411 at http://wrkf.org With Three Weeks Left, State Legislators Still Have Much To Do http://wrkf.org/post/three-weeks-left-state-legislators-still-have-much-do <p><span class="BodyCopy">As of Friday, May 11, the state Legislative session has three weeks until it must adjourn.</span></p><p class="BodyCopy">The budget has yet to be balanced even though the house passed an amendment Friday to end the dispute over the use of one-time money, and Governor Bobby Jindal's pension reforms remain in limbo.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Robert Mann is the Director of the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at the Manship School at LSU.</p><p class="BodyCopy">WRKF's Ashley Westerman sat down with him earlier this week and asked what the biggest priority for the legislature is at this point.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 2599 at http://wrkf.org With Three Weeks Left, State Legislators Still Have Much To Do