Jindal on education: "Action needed now"

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With less than 24 hours notice, the EBR School System canceled classes for today. There just would not be enough teachers in the classrooms because many of them will be at the Capitol to protest the governor's education reform plan. How do you feel about the move? Is this the best way to send a message to the governor or is the message being sent to the kids instead? Be aware there was fog on some roadways early this morning, so that could affect your commute. Check out our DOTD Traffic Watch cameras before heading out today to make sure there aren't any delays on your route. If you do run into any unusual traffic issues while on the roads, you can always see traffic on our WAFB app. Join us for 9NTM & The Early Edition beginning at 4:30 a.m.


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Gov. Bobby Jindal said student achievement begins with making sure there are good teachers in every classroom, which means some teachers could lose their jobs if they don't make the grade. More

EBR cancels school because of teacher absences

The East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System canceled school after hundreds of teachers said they would be absent to attend a political rally at the Capitol. More

Two teachers associations released a joint statement regarding the closing of several school systems. They said they made no calls to action resulting in the closures. More

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber said the decision to close East Baton Rouge Parish public schools today is "completely unacceptable." More

BREC will open 15 gyms early Wednesday because of the closure of public schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish and Baker school systems. More

The suspect in a deadly drunk driving crash from two years ago accepted a plea deal Tuesday that sends her to prison for three years. More

Neighbors in south Louisiana are drying out after record rainfall drowned neighborhoods. One of the hardest hit areas was Carencro, where the cleanup is now underway. More


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