High school seniors from the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas captured 25 of the 30 Louisiana scholarships announced Wednesday, the second group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Four Baton Rouge high school seniors were among nine in Louisiana named in the first group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Monday, April 16, 2018
A federal lawsuit filed April 14 claims admissions to Lafayette Parish School System magnet programs are rife with illegal discrimination, which the programs were created to alleviate.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
A judge will likely need to determine what Lafayette Parish School System owes its former superintendent, whose early contract termination was deemed arbitrary and capricious by a state appellate court.
Monday, April 09, 2018
Mary Washington, a longtime Lafayette Parish educator who also served in various positions with the Louisiana Association of Educators, including as state president, has died.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
A little-noticed provision in the federal tax cut bill would provide a tax break for families of private school students, and Louisiana lawmakers are moving to take advantage of the offer.
Friday, March 16, 2018
LSU has the largest applicant pool in its history and the university’s board of supervisors approved three new scholarships to entice those students to enroll for the fall semester.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Lafayette High School freshman Trevion Breaux emerged from the school’s main entrance shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday and plopped himself on top of the sign bearing the school’s name on the front lawn.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Louisiana Supreme Court sided with charter school backers Tuesday in a lawsuit that had threatened state aid for about 18,000 students.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Last month's school shootings in Parkland, Fla. have triggered an outpouring of safety measures in the Louisiana Legislature, including controversial proposals to let teachers arm themselves.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday he will support legislation that would reduce the value of student test results in teacher evaluations and make it easier for teachers to earn a form of job protection called tenure.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Louisiana's attorney general sued a local school board Thursday over a meeting disrupted by the video-recorded arrest of a teacher being roughly handcuffed on a hallway floor after she criticized the district superintendent's pay raise.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
The Louisiana School for the Deaf suffers from low morale among students and staff, is implementing changes without a clear plan and some staff members lack the skills needed to help students, according to a report released Wednesday.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
A dispute on whether state officials should have routine access to video recordings in early learning centers is about to heat up again.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
A key education group Thursday recommended a $40 million increase in state aid for public schools, the second such endorsement this week.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
UPDATE: Evangeline officials arrest 15-year-old boy following multiple threats to parish schools, canceled classes Tuesday
Monday, February 19, 2018
Average public school teacher salaries in Louisiana finally reached the regional average in 2007, a breakthrough that was celebrated by politicians, education groups and others.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
A task force studying the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students declined to line up behind any sweeping changes because of a glaring lack of agreement on the panel, lawmakers and others said.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
After a five-month study, a legislative task force Wednesday opted against endorsing specific, major changes to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Monday, February 05, 2018
Many of the nation’s best public universities are enrolling disproportionately few African-American and Latino students — and Louisiana State University has one of the largest disparities.
Jim Henderson, the head of the University of Louisiana System, recalls sitting down with higher education leaders a few years ago to try and figure out why the Bossier Parish Community College wasn’t attracting students.
Friday, January 26, 2018
The Vermilion Parish teacher whose shocking arrest at a School Board meeting triggered widespread outrage was still considering on Friday whether to take legal action.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Sparks flew at the first full meeting of the Vermilion Parish School Board since the arrest of teacher Deyshia Hargrave at the last meeting caused widespread outrage and directed national media attention on the rural district.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Despite its F rating, the contract of a Baton Rouge charter school for students with dyslexia was extended three years Tuesday by Louisiana's top school board.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday praised Louisiana's fast-growing program aimed at reinventing career education.
Friday, January 19, 2018
The Vermilion Parish School Board president who provoked national outrage after ordering a teacher tossed from a public meeting and later defending her arrest is stepping down.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Not only did Louisiana's lone residential high school weather its name change after an angry legislative battle last year.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
In the space of less than 72 hours, Deyshia Hargrave went from being an anonymous Vermilion Parish language-arts teacher to an internet sensation who had national network news programs knocking on her door seeking interviews.
The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students would undergo sweeping changes under a plan unveiled Thursday by the chairman of a legislative task force studying the issue.
The Vermilion Parish teacher who was arrested after she spoke out about teacher pay at a school board meeting says she hopes the ordeal prompts others to get more involved in education.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Vermilion Parish teacher who was arrested this week after raising questions at a School Board meeting spoke out Wednesday in a video posted on the Louisiana Association of Educators Facebook page.
A Vermilion Parish teacher who was handcuffed and arrested on Monday at a school board meeting where she raised questions about the superintendent's raise has returned to the classroom, according to a report.
The Vermilion Parish school board's offices were temporarily locked down amid death threats from across the world in response to widely viewed video of a teacher screaming while being handcuffed at a school board meeting.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
The arrest of a teacher who had just been kicked out of a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting Monday after criticizing a vote to give the superintendent a raise is drawing widespread criticism — including from two board members, who said they ar…
A day after the topic led to a teacher's arrest at a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting, Superintendent Jerome Puyau spoke to The Acadiana Advocate on Tuesday about his new three-year contract and pay raise.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Shoring up the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students financially has wide support on a legislative task force but how to do so remains elusive, the chairman of the panel said Thursday.
Friday, December 22, 2017
After nine freezes in the past 10 years, news that basic state aid for public schools may be frozen yet again is sparking both resignation and worry among Louisiana superintendents.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who recently revealed she is suffering from a form of liver cancer without a known cure, called for University of Louisiana-Lafayette graduates to embrace civility in a commencement address Friday.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
A Louisiana high school student is headed to the Ivy League, and his reaction to the news is nothing short of pure joy.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Now that Confederate names have been stripped from one LSU street and two buildings are slated to be torn down, a coalition of student groups wants to change the names on two of the more prominent buildings on the Baton Rouge campus.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
After a timeout in August, the Louisiana Board of Regents is set Monday to consider tightening the rules on how high school students can earn college credit, without unduly curbing access to the popular classes.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system plans to install GPS tracking devices on its fleet of 575 buses, providing real-time information about where those buses are at any moment and what they are doing.