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Headlines – August 8, 2014

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-08-08

Duration: 00:03:27

Subjects: Border security | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricane Rita, 2005 | Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Roemer, Chas Speaker
  • Erwin, Barry Speaker
  • Edmonson, Mike Interviewee


This segment from the August 8, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Chas Roemer, the president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the ongoing Common Core controversy between the Jindal Administration and BESE; the Jindal Administration filing an injunction to stop the use of the PARCC assessment; Barry Erwin, the president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), speaking to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club about Common Core; an interview with Colonel Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, on his trip with Governor Jindal to inspect the border security at the Texas-Mexico border; the United States Army Corps of Engineers notifying 565,000 Louisiana residents that their claims for damages from Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita have been denied; and the LSU Cancer Centers in Shreveport and New Orleans receiving a five-year, $5.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.