For the first time in nine years, Louisiana lawmakers tapped the brakes in June and left higher education’s finances alone as they were approving the state budget.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Wearing loose-fitting purple and gold clothing for a steamy morning of schlepping his daughter’s belongings into her dorm, proud father Steven Procopio settled down Wednesday to jambalaya at an LSU Honors College picnic.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Louisiana needs a new state law to ensure that public school teachers undergo thorough criminal background checks, the president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Louisiana State Bond Commission last week gave authority to start seeking loans on the second phase of a massive LSU project that includes a mixed-use development on Nicholson Drive and tearing down 52-year-old Kirby Smith Hall dormitory.
White supremacist Richard Spencer isn't welcome on LSU's campus following violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
LSU President F. King Alexander was upbeat with the incoming students he helped move into their dorm rooms Wednesday, but he thinks enrollment at the state’s universities will remain lackluster.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Monday, August 07, 2017
With area students headed back to class this week, State Police and state transportation officials are reminding motorists when they do and don't have to stop for school buses.
Friday, August 04, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Teachers from high schools in Brusly and Hammond, and principals of schools in Vermilion Parish and in Baton Rouge were among 48 educators who received awards from the Louisiana Department of Education on Friday.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Three high school seniors from the Baton Rouge area and one from Lafayette area were named Monday as winners of National Merit college scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 a year.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — River Parishes Community College in Gonzales now has a second campus, in Plaquemine, that until this month was the westside campus of Baton Rouge Community College.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
After nearly a decade of trying, Louisiana's public high school graduation rate has yet to hit 80 percent despite a state law that mandated doing so by 2014.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Three years after controversial high-stakes tests ended for fourth- and eighth-graders, Louisiana's top school board is about to take another look at promotion policies for those students.
Friday, July 07, 2017
Now that they’ve had a chance to review the details, Louisiana’s public college officials are telling the 178 students from countries caught up in the president’s renewed travel ban to stay calm but mind the details.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday kicked off a $7.9 million project to fix up a north Baton Rouge vocational technical facility with the goal of better teaching industrial crafts for waiting jobs.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Most of the 90,000 students who go to University of Louisiana System colleges will pay higher fees in the fall under a decision made Friday by the executive committee of the system's Board of Supervisors.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Without discussion, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved Thursday the contracts for two newly hired assistant basketball coaches.
Though some board members wanted more answers, the LSU Board of Supervisors gave President F. King Alexander authority Thursday to work out the details of a $3.4 million contract with a Las Vegas company to grow marijuana for medical purposes in L…
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Nineteen Baton Rouge area and three Lafayette area high school seniors were named Wednesday as winners of National Merit college scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 a year.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
VILLE PLATTE — Evangeline Parish, an area rich in Cajun and Creole history, will be home to the state's two newest French immersion education programs.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will launch the state's only informatics graduate program next year, an emerging field of interdisciplinary study that draws heavily from computer science and data analysis.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
On the heels of a failed tax measure for school facilities, the Lafayette Parish School Board is preparing to scour the budget for ways to begin addressing a facilities backlog estimated at $1 billion.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
An appellate court has ruled in favor of embattled former Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Pat Cooper, finding the school board owes him damages for terminating his employment, KATC reported.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Another species of man lived alongside of us, modern humans, in Africa relatively recently, according to an international study in which LSU participated.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Voters on Saturday rejected a Lafayette Parish School Board proposal for an extra half penny in sales tax for the next 10 years to fund a major school improvement plan to eliminate more than half of the 420 temporary classrooms in the district.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Lafayette Parish voters will decide April 29 whether to pay an extra half penny in sales tax for the next 10 years to fund a major school improvement plan that has picked up a growing list of endorsements in recent weeks.
Monday, April 17, 2017
The main university fundraising arm on Monday named J. Bryan Benchoff to hold the dual role of president for the private LSU Foundation and vice president of institutional advancement for the LSU System.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Louisiana's tradition of paddling public school students includes those with disabilities, and Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to make the practice illegal.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Liam Jochum, a 16-year-old Lafayette High School percussionist, shed tears of joy Thursday after learning that he and his fellow Mighty Lion Marching Band members is among an elite group of bands selected to march in the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksg…
Friday, April 07, 2017
Students hoping to resume their journey toward a high school diploma now have a unique opportunity at the Lafayette Parish School System’s new public school.
Monday, April 03, 2017
In a bipartisan but controversial push, two state lawmakers have filed bills that would make it harder for students to earn a Taylor Opportunity Program for Students award.
Despite detailed assurances from top state officials, an offer to set up a no-cost, high-speed internet network for cash-strapped public schools across Louisiana died recently amid conflicting claims on the merits of the plan.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
The Acadiana Planning Commission and Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux are exploring transportation options for a free-to-ride bus loop connecting University of Louisiana at Lafayette students to downtown, Freetown-Port Rico and the Oil Center.
Friday, March 31, 2017
The board of supervisors for the Southern University System voted Friday to award posthumous degrees to two students who were killed on campus on campus in 1972.
Athletic renovations, budget cuts and limited use have given the death knell to the thousands of fish and plant research specimens housed at the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Museum of Natural History.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
After a marathon hearing, the state's top school board Wednesday night approved state Superintendent of Education John White's plan to overhaul Louisiana's long-suffering public schools.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards spelled out his public school legislative priorities Tuesday, including tighter rules on vouchers, changes in annual teacher evaluations and a ban on corporal punishment for students with disabilities.
After 12 months of meetings, hearings and arguments, Louisiana's top school board is set to decide Wednesday whether to endorse a plan to revamp public schools, and when to submit it to federal officials.
Monday, March 27, 2017
In a move that stunned state education leaders, a plan to provide high speed internet access to school districts statewide has died because of a lack of interest from local educators, officials said Monday.
It seems like a no brainer — high school students earning up to a year of college credit, which means big savings for students, families and the state.
Friday, March 24, 2017
In his first definitive comments on the issue, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday denounced state Superintendent of Education John White's plan to revamp public schools.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Calls for a delay in plans to revamp public schools are coming from the same "establishment" education groups that have helped block tougher school standards for five years, state Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.