Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
After a month of discussion, the Central School Board members finally agreed Monday to the text of a short advertisement to run in the The Advocate announcing the vacancy created by outgoing Central Schools Superintendent Michael Faulk.
A story in The Advocate on Monday mischaracterized the allocation of Taylor Opportunity Program for Students awards. The story should have said the Southern University System accounted for 2.4 percent of TOPS awards for the 2015-16 school year, n…
Sharon Weston Broome promised last year during her successful campaign for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge that she would expand the help available to families with young children from the first days of life.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Ensuring the long-term financial stability of TOPS should be the key aim of a Louisiana House and Senate panel about to tackle the issue, newly-named members of the committee said.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Micheal Johnson and Kelvon Jackson have only been in high school for a few days, but they already have big plans for the next four years.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Suspended Southern University law professor Dorothy Jackson is seeking $10,000 for legal work she did after drafting a will — at the school's taxpayer-supported Elder Law Clinic that she manages — that named East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Direc…
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Brandon Dumas, the recently fired vice chancellor of Southern University, filed suit against his former employers Thursday morning -- less than a month after his termination amid questions about his potential involvement in a sex tape that was wid…
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
As she has on first days of school in years past, LaQuida Davis stood in her doorway Wednesday morning, hugging one child after another as they bounded into her classroom, fresh from summer break.
St. Amant Primary School students were happy to return to campus, which flooded in August 2016, for the first time on Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Public high school graduates did a fraction better on a national test of college readiness, and the St. Tammany Parish school system topped the state for the third consecutive year, officials announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
If you live or work near 3730 Winbourne Ave. in Baton Rouge and you think you’re hearing the pounding of drums, you probably are.
Monday, August 07, 2017
The Advocate and WBRZ-TV sued Southern University on Monday over the school's refusal to release the findings of its probe into a faculty member embroiled in a recent controversy involving the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging.
With area students headed back to class this week, State Police and state transportation officials are reminding motorists when they do and don't have to stop for school buses.
Saturday, August 05, 2017
East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake has filled key vacancies in his senior cabinet as well as replaced the outgoing McKinley High School Principal Herman Brister Jr. by promoting mostly from within the public school district.
Friday, August 04, 2017
The Scotlandville High Hornets will have a refurbished gym floor ready a week after school starts Wednesday, months before the school’s much lauded men’s basketball team takes the court again.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Even as their peers returned to work Thursday from summer break, teachers at recently repaired Istrouma High and Glen Oaks Park Elementary schools spent the day elsewhere as they await the green light to occupy their respective buildings.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Louisiana public schools are among the most at risk in the nation for flooding, according to a new report.
Almost gone are the days when an LSU student would swipe his or her school ID and walk into the university's recreation center.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Central school board members are nearly finished composing a short advertisement to run in the The Advocate announcing the vacancy created by outgoing Central Schools Superintendent Michael Faulk.
Did your college commencement speaker host a free barbecue in the school's football stadium after the event? Nope? Neither did ours.
DONALDSONVILLE — School Board members, local educators and state and local officials this week held a ribbon cutting for the new library at Donaldsonville High School that awaits students on their return Aug. 9.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Teachers from high schools in Brusly and Hammond, and principals of schools in Vermilion Parish and in Baton Rouge were among 48 educators who received awards from the Louisiana Department of Education on Friday.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Baton Rouge Magnet High School led the way in Louisiana this past year when it came to Advanced Placement with more students taking the college placement exams and more scoring well enough to potentially earn college credit than any other public h…
The state Department of Education issued a request for proposals Friday aimed at improving three special schools, including the Louisiana School for the Deaf.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Building new schools in school-scarce southeast Baton Rouge emerged Thursday as a clear priority as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board held the first of what promises to be many meetings to shape a package of school construction to bring to …
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Southeast Middle School held a summer camp last week where campers got to play chess, learn the rudiments of coding, fool around with Legos and build robots.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Southern University's Board of Supervisors Friday upheld the firing of Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas, who was terminated by the system president earlier this week amid a campus sex tape scandal.
Warren Drake once again has earned a favorable evaluation from the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, but his overall score dipped compared with his first year on the job.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona-based BASIS Schools won a provisional operating contract Thursday that will allow it open for students in 2018 and is hoping to finalize the document no later than July 31.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Drive up to the three-story office building at 1900 Lobdell Blvd. in Baton Rouge and it looks just as it has for years. You have to inspect closely to realize the place, a charter school since 2013, is under new management.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
One of the most visible members of East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake’s senior cabinet is leaving for a job with a prominent nonprofit in Baton Rouge best known for its work recruiting charter schools to the capital city.
Monday, July 17, 2017
The search to replace outgoing Central Schools Superintendent Michael Faulk will wait two more weeks as school board members try to pin down how quickly candidates applying from out-of-state could obtain the necessary credentials Louisiana require…
A proposal to build a new K-12 charter school at Woman's Hospital sailed through the East Baton Rouge Planning Commission Monday night.
Years after it first won the right to set up shop in Baton Rouge, New Orleans-based Collegiate Academies is finally about to open the doors of its first high school in the state capital.
Three high school seniors from the Baton Rouge area and one from Lafayette area were named Monday as winners of National Merit college scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 a year.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — River Parishes Community College in Gonzales now has a second campus, in Plaquemine, that until this month was the westside campus of Baton Rouge Community College.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
After nearly a decade of trying, Louisiana's public high school graduation rate has yet to hit 80 percent despite a state law that mandated doing so by 2014.
Friday, July 14, 2017
A vacant Baton Rouge City Court seat attracted a half-dozen contenders by the end of the three-day qualifying period Friday for the Oct. 14 election, while an open seat on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board lured three candidates.
Three years after controversial high-stakes tests ended for fourth- and eighth-graders, Louisiana's top school board is about to take another look at promotion policies for those students.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board heard two very different approaches Thursday on how much control it should retain over its newfound power in the granting of industrial tax exemptions.
The first day of qualifying for seats on the Baton Rouge City Court, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, House District 58 and positions in Livingston Parish drew a number of candidates Wednesday.
Once again, Zachary came out on top in Louisiana on the LEAP standardized tests, collectively showing high mastery in English, math and science, according to results released Wednesday.