Echoing earlier studies, a report issued Monday says black students in Louisiana public schools are twice as likely as white students to face suspensions.
Monday, November 20, 2017
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.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
The loser in the bid to grow medical marijuana for LSU claims the winning company’s financial disclosures are full of “red flags” that could invite federal investigation and tarnish the university’s reputation, according to a three-page letter rel…
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Now that the wicked weather has passed, Louisiana this week shifts focus to the financial storm threatening to swamp TOPS, the popular grants that keep public colleges and universities nearly free for students with modest academic achievements.
Friday, September 01, 2017
Though he hasn’t gotten a raise in five years, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White is the third highest paid public schools leader in the nation.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Nicholls State University President Bruce Murphy, like the heads of several public colleges in Louisiana, faces something of conundrum: Is he going to have to use tuition students pay for their education to cover overhead expenses for state government?
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
So few college students are participating in Louisiana's annual survey on issues of violence and sexual assault that the state's top higher education board is suggesting the survey law should be changed.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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.
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…