Not only did Louisiana's lone residential high school weather its name change after an angry legislative battle last year.
Monday, January 15, 2018
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.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
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.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
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.
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Two research dogs were recently killed after being accidentally exposed to a toxic chemical in what appears to be LSU’s fourth incident involving lab animals.
Angela Boxie, a sixth-grade math teacher at Edgar Martin Middle School in Lafayette, was honored Thursday as one of only 44 teachers this year to be honored with the Milken Educator award.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Male LSU faculty earn substantially more — $20,000 to $30,000 in some cases depending on the college where they work — than females of the same rank, according to the early findings of a study that compares salaries of the flagship’s nearly 1,300 …
Monday, December 04, 2017
The Lafayette Parish school board is ignoring a three-week-old demand letter sent on behalf of Pat Cooper, the ousted superintendent whose termination was deemed arbitrary and capricious by an appeals court. Cooper is now threatening to individual…
Sunday, December 03, 2017
In nearly six years on the job, state Superintendent of Education John White has battled two governors, teacher unions and an assortment of angry state lawmakers.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Raising the required grade point average for high school students to qualify for TOPS would have a significant impact on the number of students who get the aid, according to figures provided Thursday morning to a legislative committee.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The Louisiana Board of Regents plans to hire a new commissioner of higher education in early April 2018, officials said Tuesday.
Monday, November 27, 2017
LSU on Monday changed the name of the street in front of the African American Cultural Center from one remembering a Confederate admiral to one honoring all military veterans.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Louisiana is overhauling the way teachers are trained for the classroom, and Ashton Griggs is part of the first wave.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
WASHINGTON — As a Ph.D. student studying chemical engineering at LSU, Daniel Willis earns a roughly $25,000 stipend from the university to cover his living costs as he pursues research into using sunlight to disinfect water.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Echoing earlier studies, a report issued Monday says black students in Louisiana public schools are twice as likely as white students to face suspensions.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Despite steep odds, at least three changes are under review by a legislative task force studying the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, or TOPS.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Former Lafayette School Superintendent Pat Cooper is demanding that the School Board pay him millions of dollars in the wake of the Louisiana Supreme Court’s refusal last month to revisit an appellate court decision in Cooper’s favor.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
In the rugged world of alternative schools, overage students saddled with academic and behavioral problems are one step away from the streets.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
A University of Louisiana at Lafayette fraternity pledge subjected to forced sleep-deprivation during the 2016 homecoming weekend fell asleep at the wheel and killed a student pedestrian, according to two lawsuits and internal university documents…
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Louisiana's drive to meet higher standards for A-rated schools stalled during the past school year, according to state figures released Tuesday.
Sunday, November 05, 2017
When public school letter grades are released on Tuesday, it will mark the end of a generous scoring system sparked mostly by the tougher academic standards known as Common Core.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Longtime Ragin' Cajuns softball coach Michael Lotief has been fired following complaints from students and staff that he subjected “student-athletes and co-workers to violent, vulgar language and verbal and physical assault, creating a hostile lea…
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
A Louisiana Supreme Court decision in the case of former Lafayette School Superintendent Pat Cooper could prove costly for the parish school system.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette suspended four fraternities in the weeks following the death of an LSU fraternity pledge, according to a report.
A panel of Louisiana House and Senate lawmakers Tuesday heard how the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students fits into the state budget and why costs have risen.
Monday, October 09, 2017
Friday, October 06, 2017
Operators of Louisiana child care centers said Friday they are bracing for sweeping changes in criminal background checks for about 16,000 employees, including doubled costs for State Police, sex registry and other reviews.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Operators of early childhood centers and the state Department of Education are embroiled in a battle on whether state officials should have access to cameras that help monitor the children.
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Louisiana college and university leaders are taking a new look at campus sexual assault regulations after the Trump administration rescinded a policy that critics said was unfair to students accused of attacks.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
A team of international scientists, including a group from LSU, has made another monumental discovery involving gravitational waves and black holes.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Back in August when he was helping freshmen move into their dorms, LSU President F. King Alexander predicted fall enrollment at the state’s flagship university would be down by about 2 percent.
Only nine percent of rural school districts have been able to test Louisiana's new policy that will require year-long residencies for aspiring teachers, according to a report released Tuesday.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Public school letter grades, which have sparked controversy since they were unveiled in 2011, are at the center of a new dispute between state education leaders and local superintendents.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Amid disparities in racial and other public school suspensions, a state panel Friday began debating how to change state laws and rules governing classroom discipline.