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9:26am

Fri May 18, 2012
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U.S. Education Secretary to La. schools: 'Don't take the easy road'

Secretary Arne Duncan visits Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, La., in March 2009.
U.S. Department of Education

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.

10:34am

Thu May 17, 2012
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LeTourneau University recruits home-schooled students

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.

1:40pm

Wed May 16, 2012
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Fuller Center for Housing spreads to Bossier City

Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana executive director Lee Jeter discusses the benefits of homeownership on a building site in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport.
Kate Archer Kent

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.

10:12am

Mon May 14, 2012
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Shreveport GM plant workers must decide on attrition offer

RACER Trust

Employees at the GM plant in Shreveport must decide today whether to accept the company's special attrition program that would lead to voluntary retirements. The Louisiana Workforce Commission is assisting workers with their next step through an on-site transition center. The plant is scheduled to close in August, affecting hundreds of people.

9:32am

Fri May 11, 2012
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Shreveport architects navigate Chinese business customs

Shreveport architect Mike McSwain (left) and project manager Travis Jore, sightsee while on business in Suzhou, China.

Shreveport architect Mike McSwain has sought out design work in China over the past two years. He says courting clients there is steeped in ancient tradition and feels like a social test.

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