public schools en Two Percent Hike in Students Reaching 'Basic' Level <p>State education officials say the percentage of Louisiana public school students reaching &quot;basic&quot; achievement levels on standardized tests grew from 66 percent to 68 percent this year. Statewide, improvement was noted at almost every grade level and every subject.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:42:02 +0000 The Associated Press 11963 at RSD: Most Orleans Students Get Their Top 3 Choices <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; Education officials say most New Orleans students who took part in the state-run school system&#39;s new single application enrollment system were assigned to one of their top three school choices.</p><p>The <font color="red">Louisiana</font> Recovery School District said Wednesday that 84 percent of applicants entering kindergarten or high school got one of their top three choices.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 16:10:16 +0000 The Associated Press 10732 at