With little discussion, the state Board of Regents voted Friday to shelve a proposal to toughen academic requirements for TOPS students.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Teachers and parents at Slaughter Elementary in East Feliciana Parish have launched a “parent trigger” effort to convert their B-graded traditional public school into a charter school and have it run by the board that runs the school it feeds into…
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
A revised draft of possible TOPS changes Monday no longer includes a controversial recommendation that college freshmen and sophomores get less TOPS aid than juniors and seniors.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Leading up to a key vote, a proposal to toughen academic requirements for TOPS students has triggered controversy among state officials, parents and students.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
New rules that recently went into effect mean more low-income Louisiana families are eligible for child care assistance. The state, though, is not increasing funding, so the number of children served is not expected to increase much initially.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board agreed Thursday to seek bids for almost $16 million worth of flood-related repairs to five schools, including Glen Oaks High School, as well as repairs to an administrative center.
In a letter to Gov. John Bel Edwards and state lawmakers, more than two dozen student body presidents at Louisiana colleges and universities complained Thursday about higher education cuts.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
More fault lines surfaced Thursday in the rancorous debate on how to overhaul Louisiana's public schools, with some superintendents predicting major problems for classrooms if the new rules take effect in August.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Louisiana Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems Institute is the newest tenant at the Louisiana Business & Technology Center at the LSU Innovation Park.
A 14-year-old student at Scotlandville High accused of trying to shoot a fellow student in the school's courtyard pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to attempted second-degree murder.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A key part of state Superintendent of Education John White's plan to overhaul public schools was criticized Wednesday by nine education and business groups, including traditional allies of White.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
An A-rated foreign language immersion school in Baton Rouge operating at two locations has its sights set on a place where it could be all in one building: the former Valley Park Junior High School.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Louisiana's public school science standards, which are the third oldest in the nation, are headed for a major overhaul after a state panel Monday approved sweeping new benchmarks.
After falling victim to an unsophisticated con in May for nearly $50,000, East Baton Rouge Parish school officials immediately reported the theft to the Sheriff’s Office.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
State education leaders, allies of Gov. John Bel Edwards and even teachers are embroiled in a dispute on just how far the state should go to trim testing in public schools.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Louisiana’s $2.3 billion collegiate nest egg is getting smaller because investments made by the endowments of most of the state’s public colleges just aren’t returning the dividends expected.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Iranians told fellow students at an LSU rally Thursday that they’re unable to visit their families because of President Donald Trump’s ban on allowing nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries to enter the United States.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
After learning that LSU was looking into policy violations, the national office of Kappa Sigma purged members from the campus chapter in what it calls a “membership review.”
After months of arguments, a key state panel Wednesday agreed on a plan to revamp the way letter grades are assigned to public schools.
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system wants to hear from companies in the custodial, maintenance, grounds-keeping or building management business, or all of the above.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The Ascension Parish School Board on Tuesday extended the lease on a warehouse it's used since the August flood, as well as extended a purchase agreement on that same building, which might prove to be the best option for a new warehouse operation.
Betsy DeVos, who sparked strong divisions in Louisiana's education community, was narrowly confirmed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate to be education secretary.
Monday, February 06, 2017
BAKER — The Baker school district should receive the final assessment on the status of flood-damaged Baker High School next week from Tillage Construction, schools Superintendent Herman Brister told the school board Tuesday night.
A draft proposal by education leaders to trim TOPS aid would be a reason for students to avoid state schools, LSU Student Government President Zachary Faircloth said Monday.
State Superintendent of Education John White said Monday he is open to more changes in the long-running controversy over how Louisiana's public schools are graded.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
During his campaign, President Donald Trump’s answer to the populist demand for lower college tuition was for the universities to get up off their billions in endowments and aim some of that money towards lowering costs for students.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
The cost of repairing flooded schools in Baton Rouge is estimated at more than $62.5 million, some repairs will take years to complete and some of the flood-damaged schools may never reopen.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
A long-planned $17 million career-focused high school moved closer to breaking ground Thursday as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board gave tentative approval to seeking bids to construct the 34,000-square-foot structure in Melrose East.
A long promised rethinking of school facilities in the wake of historic flooding last August will begin Saturday when the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board holds an all-day retreat.
The Denham Springs Elementary temporary campus on Hatchell Lane will open to students and faculty Monday, the school system superintendent announced Thursday.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish school district got a higher-than-average rating Wednesday from a team of educators reviewing the school system for national accreditation.
Athanassios Nicholas "Thanassi" Yiannopoulos, a former LSU and Tulane University law professor who spent decades revising Louisiana's civil code, died Wednesday at Tulane Hospital. He was 88.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The U.S. Justice Department reached an agreement Monday with the St. James Parish public school district on a plan of action that, when complete, will end court supervision of the district's schools.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Louisiana university leaders Monday tried to calm fears of their international students in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order last week banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Scientists can start extracting DNA from the rare, often extinct, animal specimens collected over the centuries and preserved in jars of liquid at natural history museums around the world under a new system developed at LSU and Rutgers.
GONZALES - An Ascension Parish child care center continues to operate and has 15 calendar days to appeal the state Department of Education's revoking of its license and public funding on Friday, making it the first center in the state to lose its …
The former principal of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic elementary school on Monday was named the new president of Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School.
Wet weather has pushed back opening day for the last of Livingston Parish’s temporary school sites and district officials are checking off their to-do list with the hope of getting students on campus on Feb. 6.
In a rerun of previous years, public school leaders are gearing up for crowded classrooms, program cuts and possible layoffs after learning that Gov. John Bel Edwards will recommend another freeze in basic state aid to public schools.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
On the morning of Jan. 19, heavy rain began to fall on Baton Rouge, and the effect at Glen Oaks Park Elementary was immediate.
Friday, January 27, 2017
The 59-year-old Middleton Library that sits in the middle of The Quad at LSU would be demolished under plans presented Friday to the LSU Board of Supervisors.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Public colleges and universities are bracing for yet another cut to their budgets when legislators meet Friday to figure out how to close a $304 million gap in funding.
Federal agents on Wednesday raided the offices of a network of Los Angeles charter schools but the leader of Celerity Schools’ four Louisiana schools said he has had no contact with authorities.
Louisiana's longtime low rate of public high school seniors applying for federal college aid has suddenly shot up, the state Department of Education announced Thursday.