The East Baton Rouge Parish school system has formally asked the Louisiana Department of Education to recalculate report cards it recently issued to the district and to 82 of its schools.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Friday, December 02, 2016
A crowd gathered despite skies that gave forth a little rain, to watch Christmas tree lighting at the Downtown Festival of Lights, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at North Boulevard Town Square. The lighting was accompanied by other activities including free…
The top business manager for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system who fell for an unsophisticated con in May has announced she is retiring and an ad to fill her job has been posted.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Plans to rebuild Broadmoor Elementary School advanced Thursday, setting the stage for construction to start March 1 and for students to return in August 2018.
Public education has taken its place alongside traffic, crime, and flood recovery in the front row of issues East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president candidates are touting as they court voters for the Dec. 10 runoff.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
A ninth-grader at McKinley High School was arrested Wednesday after a teacher found a disassembled .25 automatic handgun, with a live bullet in the magazine, in the student's pencil pouch, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish School Board has awarded contracts to four companies to set up temporary buildings at flood-damaged schools until repairs of the permanent school buildings can be accomplished.
Top students at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System will have easy access to Southern University, and $1,500 annual scholarships, under an agreement announced Wednesday by Gov. John Bel Edwards and school leaders.
Louisiana is getting $10 million from the federal government to improve preschool programs for children from low-income families, officials announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The recovery of East Baton Rouge Parish schools from the historic flooding in August continues, including the partial reopening of flooded Park Forest Middle School on Dec. 12, but it’s remains a slow process, the superintendent said Tuesday.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
LUTCHER — Beginning in January, older high school students stuck in grades they've repeated a few times will have a new path forward in St. James Parish with a program that combines industry-related certification and pay incentives.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Louisiana's long-controversial public school letter grades, like the ones issued last week, are about to undergo changes. The only question is how far the overhaul will go.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is temporarily offering open slots in its magnet schools to qualified students displaced by the August floods.
The Baton Rouge area can lay claim to the top four public school districts in Louisiana after new academic rankings were released Thursday, but its largest district, East Baton Rouge Parish, lost ground, mirroring the state as a whole.
The 2015-2016 Louisiana school and district performance scores were released Thursday. Public school students showed gains this year, but a big gap looms in meeting Louisiana's new standard for A-rated schools, according to figures released Thursd…
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Public school students showed gains this year, but a big gap looms in meeting Louisiana's new standard for A-rated schools, according to figures released Thursday morning by the state Department of Education.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The University of New Orleans tossed their students a life preserver on Tuesday when they announced that TOPS recipients would not have to worry about paying for the unfunded portion of their Spring awards.
While state tax credits are under scrutiny amid budget problems, child care advocates said Tuesday the subsidies have resulted in better care, more qualified teachers and federal dollars.
Monday, November 14, 2016
The cold, hard reality is setting in for TOPS recipients this week. They are receiving letters from colleges and universities reminding them that the popular scholarship program will only cover about 40 percent of their spring tuition.
Gov. John Bel Edwards questioned the value of public school letter grades, criticized how teachers are evaluated and said he has concerns about a newly-approved overhaul in teacher training.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Central public schools have pushed back by three days when their five schools will return from winter break in order to give flooded Tanglewood Elementary a little more time to get ready to reopen.
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system had a decent financial cushion prior to the August floods, but the millions it’s costing to repair flood damage is using up much of that money.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Apparently fearful of increasing college costs, voters Tuesday widely rejected a measure to give public universities control of their own tuition rates.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
The marching band at flooded Park Forest Middle School has raised about $25,000 in the past few weeks — enough to pay for the whole band to march in the annual Veterans Day celebration in Washington, D.C.
Shamiya James, 11, selected a pattern known as “Chemystery, light on curves and heavy on straight lines, on which to base her drawing.
LSU announced this week it will begin construction on a new building to support and recruit military and veteran students this January.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
The top business manager for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system fell for an unsophisticated con, wiring $46,500 to someone who claimed via email to be Superintendent Warren Drake, even though the man himself was working in an office next door.
Friday, November 04, 2016
Thursday, November 03, 2016
The EPA is giving the East Baton Rouge Parish school system $773,000 to replace 30 of its diesel school buses over the next two years with more eco-friendly propane-powered buses.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Belaire High School boys basketball coach and athletic director Chauncey Moore has been stripped of his athletic duties and Principal Roy Walker has been reassigned, the culmination of a nearly month-long investigation of the school’s football program.
A draft of changes in key public school policies has prompted just the kind of debate hoped for, state Superintendent of Education John White said Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
DONALDSONVILLE – The Ascension Parish School Board voted Tuesday to hire the architects originally recommended by its staff to build two new primary schools and a middle school, ending board member Shawn Sevario's efforts to replace the firms with…
A black LSU student, who claims the Halloween decorations she and her roommates had displayed outside their off-campus apartment were recently vandalized with hate speech, received uplifting words from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clint…
Monday, October 31, 2016
In “The Wizard of Oz,” a tornado tears the young girl Dorothy away from her home in Kansas. She’s unable to escape the strange land she’s marooned in until she taps her ruby slippers and says the magic words, “There’s no place like home.”
Saturday, October 29, 2016
LSU is still trying to fix the leaks that flood the basement of Middleton Library during routine rainstorms. But it provides top-shelf maintenance to the world-class, $3 million live tiger habitat that it built on campus for the school mascot.
Friday, October 28, 2016
How to revamp Louisiana's public schools will be the subject of four public meetings next week, including sessions with superintendents, special education advocates and a task force named by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Citing “family and personal interests,” Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School’s first president, James Llorens, has announced he will leave the school in December, just months after the school opened.
For months, the Park Forest Middle School band, 100 members strong, has been planning to march in the annual Veterans Day celebration in Washington, D.C.
A new group that stemmed from the Democratic presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders is urging his Louisiana backers to oppose a constitutional amendment that would allow colleges and universities to raise tuition rates, officials said Thursday.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
BAKER - The School Board's annual performance review for Superintendent Herman Brister, which was held in a closed session Tuesday night, went well, he said afterward.
ExxonMobil on Tuesday announced the donation of $100,000 in seed money to help spread science- and math-related education throughout East Baton Rouge Parish public schools.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Reconstruction of flooded Tanglewood Elementary School, which is supposed to done by January, in time for the second semester, was rushed into construction last month. Central school officials have been expecting change orders and they got them: a…
Sunday, October 23, 2016
The process of lining up architects for new schools and other projects approved by Ascension Parish voters in April has been delayed twice in recent weeks by a school board member's bucking the previously agreed-upon selection process as he tries …
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
When Livingston Parish students return from the holiday break in January, two more flood-damaged schools will reopen and three others will relocate to temporary campuses as officials decide whether to repair or replace some of their buildings.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
East Baton Baton Rouge Parish school officials on Thursday got the green light to seek proposals from construction firms to manage the reconstruction of nine schools and four administrative centers damaged during the historic flooding in August.