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    BRPROUD/Teacher and husband accused of sex crimes involving foreign exchange student in Louisiana, police said

    Posted: Feb 11, 2021 / 09:52 AM CST / Updated: Feb 11, 2021 / 09:54 AM CST LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- The Youngsville Police Department has arrested a teacher with the Lafayette Parish School System in an investigation into sex crimes involving a teacher foreign exchange student. On Friday, January 22, 2021, the YPD received an anonymous complaint from the DCFS intake office. “The complainant alleged that Kimberly Wellman-Rich is a host parent to a male, juvenile foreign exchange student and that they believed Mrs. Wellman-Rich was having a sexual relationship with the student,” Youngsville Police Rickey Boudreaux said in a statement. The Youngsville Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division began investigating…

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    Kimberly Wellman-Rich: Louisiana teacher had sex with teen exchange student as husband watched, police say

    A female teacher allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old foreign exchange student while her voyeur husband watched. Kimberly Wellman-Rich is accused of sleeping with the teenager while he was staying at her place in Louisiana. Authorities received an anonymous tip in January before they launched an investigation into the teacher, an employee of the Lafayette Parish School System. Now, Wellman-Rich has been charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile, encouraging or contributing to child delinquency, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, KATC reported. RELATED ARTICLES Who is Hayley Hallmark? Florida teacher who sexually abused female student in classroom for two…

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    Homeschooling on the rise in Louisiana

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – According to data from the state, there are 33,000 homeschooled students in Louisiana as of October 1. That number has been increasing over the years, with a 23{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} increase in the last 5 years and a 76{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} increase in the past decade. The COVID-19 pandemic is a big factor in the increase of homeschooled students. In the past year alone, the state has seen a 4{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} increase, with homeschooled students making up 5{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of the student population in the state. Brandi Nichols and Jen Sharbono are just two of many parents in the Cenla area who have been homeschooling their children for several years now. Both…

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    Louisiana sees a rise in homeschooling

    BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – More and more families are signing their kids up for homeschooling as a result of the pandemic. Erica Huerta’s home has transformed into a classroom. Her kids are participating in homeschooling because she says she doesn’t feel comfortable sending them to school during the pandemic. “This is much easier for them because they’re not constantly having to be in the masks all the time or confined to a classroom,” Huerta said. When schools reopened, Huerta’s children were still enrolled in the school system. A lack of understanding and being overwhelmed swayed their decision. “It was a lot of back-to-back zoom calls,” Huerta said. “It was…

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    Homeschooling on the rise in Louisiana during the pandemic | News

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is seeing the ranks of its homeschooled students grow larger during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of homeschooled students was 33,001 in October, the latest data available from the state, a 4{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} increase over the previous year and a 10{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} hike for homeschooled students who hope to qualify for college scholarships. “There are so many who have pulled their kids out of school because of COVID,” said Christopher Chin, president of Homeschool Louisiana, a networking group for parents and students. The number of students taught at home has grown by 23{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} in the past five years and 76{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} in the past decade, according to a…

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    Pandemic sparks growth of homeschooling in Louisiana, ‘A viable education alternative’

    Already on the rise, the ranks of homeschooled students in Louisiana is getting another boost because of families disgruntled with how public schools are operating during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of homeschooled students is 33,001 as of Oct. 1, a 4{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} increase over the previous year and a 10{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} hike for homeschooled students who hope to qualify for college scholarships. The number of students taught at home has grown by 23{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} in the past five years and 76{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} in the past decade. They make up 5{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of the state’s student population, and the classroom upheaval sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, including inconsistent virtual education, is one of the reasons. “There are so…

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    Homeschooling on the rise in Louisiana during virus outbreak

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is seeing the ranks of its homeschooled students grow larger during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of homeschooled students was 33,001 in October, the latest data available from the state, a 4{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} increase over the previous year and a 10{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} hike for homeschooled students who hope to qualify for college scholarships. “There are so many who have pulled their kids out of school because of COVID,” said Christopher Chin, president of Homeschool Louisiana, a networking group for parents and students. The number of students taught at home has grown by 23{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} in the past five years and 76{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} in the past decade, according to…

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