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.
Michael Faulk has announced his resignation as superintendent of the Central school system, a position he’s held for more than 10 years.
Monday, June 26, 2017
In the long-running debate over vouchers, a report issued Monday says voucher recipients in Louisiana bounced back from dismal scores initially in math and English.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
East Baton Rouge Parish’s experience with school secession movements might seem exceptional, but it turns out the parish has plenty of company. A national report catalogs 71 such efforts across the country, 47 of them successful, since the year 2000.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Southern University on Friday suspended one of its top administrators, though school officials wouldn't say if the move is related to being warned it could lose its accreditation or to a brewing scandal over a "private" video recording that the sc…
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.
Mirroring the state as a whole, most public high schools in the Capital area slid in May 2016, as smaller percentages of their students landed diplomas compared to the year before, according to numbers released Friday.
Friday, June 23, 2017
One year after a big gain, Louisiana's public high school graduation rate slipped for the Class of 2016, state officials announced Friday.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Without discussion, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved Thursday the contracts for two newly hired assistant basketball coaches.
Southern University was warned last week that it could lose its accreditation that is required for the school to offer degrees and receive federal dollars.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
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…
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Southern University officials are looking into reports of a sexually explicit video posted online that may have involved a university employee and student, a university spokesman said Wednesday.
A controversial overhaul of how teachers are trained for the classroom put aspiring teachers in front of more than 11,000 students in the past school year, officials said Wednesday.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Louisiana's top school board Tuesday took action that will allow 200 students in the Baton Rouge area – and soon public school students statewide – to take pre-engineering classes in high school.
Tropical Storm Cindy won’t stop summer activities from continuing as scheduled Wednesday in Baton Rouge public schools.
Due to Tropical Storm Cindy, the Ascension Parish school district has cancelled all activities for students on Wednesday, including summer school and camps, the school district said Tuesday.
GONZALES — The Ascension Parish School Board this week adopted its budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1, and also amended the budget for the fiscal year about to end, largely because of flood-related expenses.
Monday, June 19, 2017
After adding 7,000 children over the past few months, Louisiana is reaching its limit in a key child care aid program. Starting July 1, new applicants will head straight to a waiting list, state officials announced Monday.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Istrouma High School is reopening Aug. 9, but its sixth-to-eighth-graders will spend the first semester of the new school year somewhere else, dashing hopes that all of Istrouma's students could arrive at the renovated north Baton Rouge school at …
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Food service workers in Baton Rouge public schools won a 50-cent per hour pay raise Thursday, but a union-backed group is pressing for a much bigger, $2-an-hour pay raise.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
In a bid to make southeast Baton Rouge public schools more competitive with private schools — and also to head off interest in creating a city of St. George — Woodlawn Middle and High schools are launching new magnet programs this coming school year.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
The war of words between LSU and a former tenured education professor fired by the university in 2015 is heating up in Baton Rouge federal court as a judge considers a civil rights lawsuit filed against the school.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board has recognized the winner of the state's High School Softball Class B Championship — the Holden High softball team.
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.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
DONALDSONVILLE — The Ascension Parish School Board has given its approval for property tax exemptions for a manufacturer looking to build in Geismar.
Sunday, June 04, 2017
Despite being significantly underbid by two other large national companies, Philadelphia-based Aramark is preparing to start negotiations to continue handling maintenance and other support work for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Parish School Board agreed Tuesday to issue two 15-year revenue bonds totaling $38 million in debt to restore and repair flood-damaged schools.
Former U. S. Sen. John Breaux will teach a class at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communications in the fall semester, the school announced Thursday afternoon.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The last day of the 2016-17 school year at Mayfair Lab School ended up being a garden party. Of course, that’s every day at this Baton Rouge magnet school, which is home to 30-plus student garden beds. This time, though, the school had important v…
DONALDSONVILLE — A $3.2 million restoration project at flood-damaged St. Amant Primary School is underway and should be completed by the end of July, the Ascension Parish School Board's flood recovery consultant reported this week.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
More than a dozen critics of Louisiana Education Superintendent John White asked a judge Tuesday to either require White to be reconfirmed by the state Senate by the June 8 end of the regular legislative session or declare his post vacant.
Monday, May 29, 2017
A nationally prominent charter school organization setting up shop in Louisiana is already well-staffed considering its first two Baton Rouge schools won’t open for 15 more months.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Even as neighboring Livingston Parish is planning to cut 40 positions to deal with the loss of students after August's flooding, East Baton Rouge Parish, which lost an even greater percentage of its students, is opting to draw from budget reserves…
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards got a firsthand look Thursday at what overdue maintenance looks like on the Baton Rouge campus of Southern University, especially from evaporating ravines.
Monday, May 22, 2017
With a tumultuous school year marked by floods and shootings nearing an end, East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake was tempted Tuesday to call it a wrap but stopped short, saying there's still one more day of school to go.
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.