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
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
With its reopening just over four months away, Istrouma High School is a beehive of activity both on and off the grounds of its home on Winbourne Avenue.
GONZALES — Electrical work, roof repairs and installation of new wall board at Gonzales City Hall is complete and painting should begin soon at the Irma Boulevard building that flooded last summer, City Engineer Jackie Baumann said this week.
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.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Expanding early childhood education dominated the discussion Tuesday night at a rare joint meeting of the Metro Council and the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
A Slaughter Elementary School teacher was placed on leave Monday after a photo surfaced that appears to show her asleep during class, according to a report by WBRZ-TV.
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.
Monday, March 20, 2017
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.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Brookstown Middle School, which has operated in two locations since its campus was flooded in August, is headed home to 4375 E. Brookstown Drive sooner than planned, but the students may not stay there long.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Private organizations are asking the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to give its blessing to eight charter schools, ranging from a school for autistic children to an all-boys school in north Baton Rouge, to a high-powered college prep school …
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday cleared the way for a Baton Rouge public high school to buy the old downtown bank building it has occupied since the school opened in 2010.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School announced Wednesday that it named Carissa Graves to oversee its students who hold part-time jobs with local employers as part of the school's signature work-study program.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
A teacher’s aide at Bernard Terrace Elementary School was suspended with pay Tuesday after the aide allegedly injured the mouth of a student earlier in the day, said a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system.
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.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Public school options have long been limited for those who live in the southeastern corner of East Baton Rouge Parish. And when it comes to high schools for those who reside south of Interstate 10, the options are fewer still.
LSU history professor Jonathan Earle knows that most students take a course and soon forget it. But if they're lucky, he says, they'll attend a class so thought-provoking it continues to resonate with them through adulthood.
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.
In 1976, academically gifted students in Baton Rouge began receiving extra help in the classroom. Now, about 7 percent of students in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system receive services through the district’s gifted-and-talented program at …
PRAIRIEVILLE — Students of Galvez Middle School will return to their home campus Monday, where temporary classroom buildings, a dining hall, library and band tent have been set up until the flood-damaged school can be repaired, the Ascension Paris…
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.
DONALDSONVILLE — The Ascension Parish School Board this week approved the apparent low bid of $3.5 million for the renovation of flood-damaged St. Amant Primary School.
Louisiana's first new science standards in two decades won final approval Wednesday from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
A plan to overhaul science standards in Louisiana's public schools won tentative state approval Tuesday over cries that the new guidelines will stifle any arguments about evolution.
More than 700,000 public school students would face another freeze in basic state aid under a plan recommended Tuesday by Louisiana's top school board.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Louisiana's first new public school science standards in 20 years are set for final approval this week, but controversy over evolution and other issues is expected Tuesday when the state's top school board tackles the issue.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Louisiana's five-year push to reach the national average for public high school students earning college credit missed the target — by a lot.
New classroom buildings for freshmen are steadily going up on the campuses of two Ascension Parish public high schools mostly untouched by the August flood.
Saturday, March 04, 2017
With several potentially controversial proposals before them, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members concentrated Saturday on a debate over a proposal to redraw attendance zone lines at five high schools, including Woodlawn High School.
Hoping to lure more out-of state students, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette plans to implement a new scholarship program next school year that will give a tuition break to students whose parents attended any Louisiana college or university.
Friday, March 03, 2017
Students who have been attending school at three host sites since the August flood will return Monday to their home campus at Lake Elementary on La. 431 in St. Amant, where temporary classroom buildings have been installed, the Ascension Parish Sc…
Thursday, March 02, 2017
A downtown Baton Rouge high school that opened in 2010 and was in danger of closing due to low test scores is on track to have its operating contract extended through 2023.
East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake is asking the School Board for feedback at a retreat Saturday on a series of changes that would close, reconfigure, merge or relocate a dozen schools.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
As budget cuts have led Louisiana private schools to cut back on the number of children they enroll via vouchers, these schools are turning increasingly to a less generous but more flexible tax rebate program that also benefits low-income children…
PRAIRIEVILLE — Galvez Primary School students will return to their home campus in Prairieville on Thursday after spending more than six months at two host sites following the catastrophic August flood.
Monday, February 27, 2017
A food services manager and four employees at Galvez Middle School in Ascension Parish resigned in the 2015-16 school year after falsifying records to cover up the theft of approximately $200 to $300 of food, a recent independent auditor reported.
Friday, February 24, 2017
With little discussion, the state Board of Regents voted Friday to shelve a proposal to toughen academic requirements for TOPS students.
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…
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.