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Rotary District 6840
across south Louisiana will dedicate the first 100 days of 2017 to support The Rotary Foundation's centennial through flood response, environmental cleanup, reading events in schools, and hunger relief. The District raises more than $200,000 a year to support the foundation, which aims to raise $300 million by July 2017.

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NOLA ChristmasFest
donated more than 160,000 square feet of carpeting used at its 2016 event at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to Habitat ReStore to support Habitat for Humanity. The 15-day annual event started in 2013 and includes a carousel, carnival rides, a skating rink and other attractions.

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Louisiana
ranked 46th overall and 49th among U.S. states and Washington D.C. in public school achievement in a January report from Education Week. It's the third year in a row that our state landed near last place on the report. In the overall ranking we finished with a score of "D+" this time (the national average is a C) — and we received a failing grade for K-12 achievement.

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