Joby Richard
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE— The House Education Committee pushed four bills this week to the House floor, two involving TOPS scholarships and two focused on student safety.

The committee on Wednesday passed a bill to create a TOPS Second Chance Award for students who are succeeding at four-year universities even though they did not score at least a 20 on the ACT in high school.

The panel also approved, 7-4 on Tuesday, a bill that would guarantee full funding for the top two levels of TOPS scholarships–and for students with demonstrated financial need — even if the


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