U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says Louisiana will receive $10.1 million in the latest allocation of the federal School Improvement Grant program. Duncan is encouraging more than 100 failing schools across the state -- including 24 in northwest and central Louisiana -- to dream up bold initiatives to turn around the schools.
LeTourneau University in Longview seeks home-schooled students and their families to attend a four-day symposium to learn about college life and what the school offers. Admissions counselor Barnabas Bridgeman says one in five students at LeTourneau has a home schooling background.
The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana is taking its home building ministry to Bossier City. Two homes will go up there over the summer. Executive director Lee Jeter says he wants home ownership to be possible in every neighborhood where people live in poverty.