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MnSPE is offering a fall PE exam prep course and registration is now open. Upon registering, please let them know that you were referred by LES. Access PE course information and online registration here.
The National MathCounts competition was held at The Swan resort in Orlando Florida Team Louisiana was well represented by Orianne Luo from Glasgow Middle School, Max Pan from Glasgow Middle School, Carol Hou from Glasgow Middle School and Jojo Deep from NSU Middle Lab School The Louisiana team coach was Cindy Downs from Glasgow Middle School. The students participated in the Written Competition Friday morning, May 9th. The top 12 students competed in the Countdown Round which can be seen on an ESPN webcast. You can get to the webcast from the MathCounts website. In addition, ABC Nightly News interviewed a few of the students on Thursday evening. Congratulations to our team!
LOUISIANA PROFESSIONAL GEOSCIENCE PRACTICE ACT – IMPORTANT UPDATE
Louisiana Representative Hunter Greene’s House Bill 167 has become law. Act 228, effective May 28, 2014, amends and reenacts the Louisiana Revised Statute 37:711.14(B) and 711.15(A)(4)(b) relative to the Louisiana Professional Geoscience Practice Act as follows:
§711.14(B) Examinations – The Board may adopt or recognize, in whole or in part, an examination prepared, administered, or graded by another organization, on a regional or national basis, that the board determines appropriate to measure the qualifications of an applicant for a license under this Chapter; however the board retains the authority to determine a passing grade for a license in this state on an adopted or recognized examination prepared, administered, or graded by another organization, on a regional or national basis.
§711.15(A)(4)(b) License eligibility – An applicant who applies for licensure under this Chapter prior to January 1, 2015, shall be exempt from taking the examination described in Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph if the applicant satisfies all the other requirements of this Subsection.