Monday, May 22, 2017
This summer, public schools in Central plan to purchase roughly $160,000 worth of new math textbooks and workbooks for their elementary students, but they will stick with old science books for at least another year until newer books come on the ma…
Sunday, May 21, 2017
While working toward rebuilding three campuses still shuttered by the August flood, Livingston Parish school officials are facing another hurdle as they prepare for the next academic year: a significant drop in student population that will trigger…
Friday, May 19, 2017
Despite intermittent criticism during its 13 years in control, Philadelphia-based Aramark has been handing school maintenance and other support work for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system, beating out 10 other companies that sought to take …
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards joined a group of state legislators on Thursday to tour LSU's Middleton Library, long seen as a symbol of just how bad conditions have gotten on college campuses after years of neglect in the state's construction spending.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Despite concerns about how few children from poor backgrounds it will likely serve, Scottsdale, Arizona-based BASIS Schools on Thursday received approval from the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to open a charter school in Baton Rouge.
An outside evaluator hired by the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has recommended approving applications from two charter school groups, including Scottsdale, Arizona-based BASIS Schools, and rejecting five others.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Speaking to a luncheon crowd at Juban’s restaurant Tuesday, LSU communications professor Bob Mann said all he heard when he first came to Louisiana decades ago was how bad the public schools were and how awful the teachers were.
GONZALES — Support staff employees from each school in the Ascension Parish school system were honored and three overall winners were named at the Ascension Parish School Board meeting Tuesday.
Bryant Lee Sr. had always dreamed big for his son, and his son — Lee's namesake — had always exceeded the family's expectations. BJ, short for Bryant Junior, had found success in school, on the football field and as a young man, but Saturday the f…
Monday, May 15, 2017
McKinley High School will release blue and white balloons Tuesday to mark the shooting death Saturday of senior and star quarterback Bryant Lee.
Total damage from the August flooding is likely to cost the East Baton Rouge Parish school system between $75 million and $100 million, according to newly released figures.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Warren Drake’s tenure as superintendent of Louisiana’s second largest school district is at a crossroads with the surprise resignation this week of Deputy Superintendent Michelle Clayton.
Friday, May 12, 2017
In delivering the commencement address at Southern University Friday, South African Ambassador to the United States Mninwa J. Mahlangu asked the graduates to remember the lessons of Nelson Mandela, the first black South African president elected a…
Gov. John Bel Edwards pretty much kept to the traditional platitudes in speaking early Friday at the LSU commencement.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A band director at an Ascension Parish middle school who used a racial slur in a Facebook post last week, later removing it and saying he was using it in a sarcastic response to the Confederate monuments issue, is no longer employed at the school,…
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Eight Baton Rouge area high school seniors were named Wednesday as winners of $2,500 National Merit college scholarships.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Just over a decade ago, Darrell Brown, then a sixth grader, missed a field trip for choir and ended up instead in the band room at Park Forest Middle School.
Another species of man lived alongside of us, modern humans, in Africa relatively recently, according to an international study in which LSU participated.
Monday, May 08, 2017
In a surprise move, Michelle Clayton, longtime lieutenant of Superintendent Warren Drake, submitted her resignation Monday as deputy superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system.
Saturday, May 06, 2017
An online charter school that educates children from all over Louisiana is joining a small fraternity of public schools in the state that provides eligible students a pathway to earning an associate degree while they are still in high school.
Friday, May 05, 2017
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Almost a year after agreeing to the idea in principle, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday tentatively approved contracts with a Texas-based group and a New Orleans-based group to open as many as eight charter schools by 2022 that…
One of the massive live oak trees for which the Watson school district was named will be removed from the old high school campus Friday because it has become a safety hazard, officials said Thursday.
A Baton Rouge magnet school and a charter school in Belle Chasse are the latest schools in Louisiana to earn a “green ribbon” from the federal government for their commitment to conservation and environmental education.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
After several years of shrinking student enrollment and relentless state budget cuts, Delgado Community College said Wednesday it is eliminating some academic programs and will probably have to lay off some of its 1,100 faculty members as part of …
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
DONALDSONVILLE — The Ascension Parish School Board, following a consultant's recommendation, has denied the application of a charter school, for the fifth year in a row.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Seven educational leaders spoke in often stark personal terms Tuesday as they shared what they’ve learned in running public schools across the Baton Rouge area, many of which are struggling to make the grade.
Monday, April 24, 2017
With less than four months until it reopens, Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge finally has a principal.
GONZALES — Gonzales is taking a conservative approach with its general fund budget for the coming fiscal year in light of a slowing of sales tax revenues.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Acknowledging he opted too late to seek community input, East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake on Thursday removed controversial proposals to merge schools in the Capitol, Broadmoor and Glen Oaks areas, allowing easy passage of a lar…
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Two juveniles taken into custody Tuesday night by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are accused of starting a fire at Glen Oaks Senior High School.
GONZALES — Some Ascension Parish public schools damaged by the August flood may need to meet new building codes when they undergo renovation.
A plan for new management at an otherwise doomed Baton Rouge charter school won easy approval Tuesday from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
In a groundbreaking program to start this summer, Southeastern Louisiana University will promise incoming freshmen their tuition won't be raised and classes will be available to ensure they can end with a degree in four years.
A plan to quietly ban dodge ball and other "target games" from public schools was shelved Tuesday by Louisiana's top school board.
Monday, April 17, 2017
April 29 is a day when many folks will head out of town to major music festivals in New Orleans and Lafayette, but it’s also election day in East Baton Rouge Parish and the ballot will include just two items: property tax renewals dedicated to pub…
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.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
FERRIDAY — On the night of Jan. 30, 1966, in the racially divided city of Ferriday, David Whatley, the first black student to attend the town’s all-white high school, awoke at his grandmother's house to an attempted firebombing by a particularly v…
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
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
An Indianapolis-based charter school group which runs an elementary school in Baton Rouge is coming to the rescue of a larger but lower-performing charter school in town that, unless something changes soon, will close in May.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
GONZALES — The Ascension Parish School Board took its first step this week toward creating a strategic plan that will set goals for all areas of the school system over the next five years.
Monday, April 10, 2017
The longtime personnel director for the Central school system was fired Monday, after what the school superintendent described as a 1½-year-long evaluation process.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is seeking up to $15 million in federal money to create STEM-themed magnet programs at Belaire High School and three schools that feed into it.