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.
Monday, July 17, 2017
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.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The president of Louisiana's top school board said Wednesday he favors submitting the state's proposal to revamp public schools next month, not the September target Gov. John Bel Edwards favors.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Without giving any details, Gov. John Bel Edwards and state Superintendent of Education John White said Tuesday they had a cordial meeting on how to revamp public schools but no final decisions were made.
With deadlines looming, Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to meet Tuesday with state Superintendent of Education John White amid wide differences on how to revamp Louisiana's public schools.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards and state Superintendent of Education John White disagreed Monday on when the state's plan to overhaul public schools should be wrapped up and submitted to federal officials.
Friday, March 10, 2017
The LSU Student Health Center alerted students late Friday to be careful about catching the mumps after confirming several students had come down with the contagious disease.
The Ethics Board is considering the legality of reorganizing LSU’s private endowment foundation by making its chief also answer to the public university’s president in hopes of energizing fundraising efforts.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Louisiana’s community and technical colleges are realigning eight campuses in response to declining state support for the two-year higher education institutions.
Louisiana's first new science standards in two decades won final approval Wednesday from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Undergraduate business students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have joined MBA students in the X-Culture competition, testing their skills against an international field, according to a university news release.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is moving forward with plans for a new laboratory school, where teachers in training can get experience with model education methods and area kids will benefit from the most up-to-date research on learning.
Amid sharp divisions, a panel named by Gov. John Bel Edwards recommended Thursday that Louisiana's plan to overhaul public schools be delayed for five months.