Louisiana's 69 public school districts will be asked to fill out detailed surveys on how and why students are being tested despite concerns Thursday that the quiz is so daunting it will have limited value.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday unanimously rehired Warren Drake to serve as its superintendent for two more years, but not before toughening up some of the goals they’d like to see him achieve over the next year.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
A ban on Greek activities imposed after the recent death of a fraternity pledge means LSU students in fraternities and sororities can't party, study or even donate blood together as an organization, the university outlined in a memo to the fratern…
A state panel of educators, advocates and others is about to reopen a hot button issue – whether Louisiana is over-testing its public school students.
BAKER — The Baker School Board voted 4-1 on Tuesday to sue the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for granting a license to sell alcohol at a proposed RaceTrac gas station near Baker High School.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge is investigating an employee accused of sexually assaulting a former student several years ago.
Monday, September 18, 2017
How public schools are rated annually needs to be expanded to shed light on gaps in access to the best teachers, race and income, state officials said Monday.
Though questions about the recent death of an LSU freshman fraternity pledge remain unanswered, hundreds of students and faculty gathered Monday evening to remember Maxwell Gruver as a “gentle giant” whose outgoing personality and unconditional lo…
Saturday, September 16, 2017
A New Roads high school teacher is reaping dividends from a learning model she came up with to help her students apply lessons learned in math and science classes in a practical, real-world way.
Twenty years ago, LSU was reeling from the death of Benjamin Wynne, a 20-year-old student who celebrated his acceptance into Sigma Alpha Epsilon by drinking more than two dozen alcoholic beverages, including a deadly concoction of Jagermeister, Cr…
In 1928, LSU's band sat so low on the university's list of priorities that its director pulled double duty as the superintendent of grounds. The 53 military cadets who were in the band wore old uniforms, and they played a limited range of instruments.
Friday, September 15, 2017
The ongoing probe into the possible alcohol-related hazing death of an 18-year-old LSU freshman could focus on crimes ranging from the illegal sale of alcohol to homicide, depending on how the facts shake out, members of Baton Rouge's legal commun…
Amid disparities in racial and other public school suspensions, a state panel Friday began debating how to change state laws and rules governing classroom discipline.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Friday that it's too soon to know whether charges could be filed against LSU students who might have contributed to the death of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday received a long “wish list” of school construction projects that could be built between now and 2030, including as many as three new schools in southeast Baton Rouge.
The board of directors of a Baton Rouge charter school on Thursday night promoted an administrator who just started seven weeks ago to run the school while it investigates its founder, who is accused of punishing a 5-year-old girl by locking her i…
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Louisiana has to step up its proficiency in science, math and engineering or it will be "run over" by the rest of the world, Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph Rallo said Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Supporters of Istrouma High gathered Tuesday at 3730 Winbourne Ave. to celebrate the reopening of the historic north Baton Rouge school and cut the ribbon even as renovations continue on the 66-year-old facility.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Louisiana's community and technical colleges are delivering on promises made nearly 20 years ago when the system was authorized by voters, the president of the system said Monday.
Tulane University and LSU alumni average six-figure salaries after they've compiled at least 10 years of experience, a new study shows.
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Louisiana is about to launch a new bid to elevate one of the hottest fields in education, and improve on the dismal number of women in science, technology, engineering and math.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Citing a need for change, Southern University fired two administrators last week who had both worked under Brandon Dumas before he was fired as the school's vice chancellor.
Warren Drake is poised to stay on for two more years as East Baton Rouge Parish school superintendent, but his contract extension still needs more work.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A mid-September conference on historically black colleges and universities remains on track, the White House said Wednesday, despite reports that it has been postponed.
Most states that offer college aid like the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students rely on a dedicated revenue source, a veteran of the issue said Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
The loser in the bid to grow medical marijuana for LSU claims the winning company’s financial disclosures are full of “red flags” that could invite federal investigation and tarnish the university’s reputation, according to a three-page letter rel…
Electricians, registered nurses, and carpenters top the area's list of most sought-after workers for next year, according to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber's annual workforce report.
Monday, September 04, 2017
A fast-growing, publicly financed tuition assistance program for Louisiana private schools hit a big snag this year with the demise of its biggest contributor, First NBC.
Days after purchasing land for a school that will serve north Baton Rouge, a Texas-based education group is close to gaining control of another tract to open a second campus, one that will focus on south Baton Rouge.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Hurricane Katrina sent tens of thousands of schoolchildren west to neighboring Texas back in 2005, but Hurricane Harvey at this point is sending few if any schoolchildren back east.
Friday, September 01, 2017
Though he hasn’t gotten a raise in five years, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White is the third highest paid public schools leader in the nation.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
LSU, the LSU Lab School and its Childcare Center will be closed on Wednesday in anticipation of possible severe weather from Tropical Storm Harvey, a spokesman said late Tuesday.
Monday, August 28, 2017
The Central school system has postponed for a year the idea of dropping its own self-funded insurance and joining the state’s Office of Group Benefits.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Nicholls State University President Bruce Murphy, like the heads of several public colleges in Louisiana, faces something of conundrum: Is he going to have to use tuition students pay for their education to cover overhead expenses for state government?
Future engineers descended upon Woodlawn High School on Saturday, toting 100-pound robots and armed with the imaginations that allowed them to design and build those machines.
Friday, August 25, 2017
With a jury on the verge of deliberating his fate, a 20-year-old Baton Rouge man abruptly pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter and armed robbery in the May 2016 shooting death of East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks Sr. in n…
The state Department of Education will hold eight information sessions statewide on new criminal background checks for employees of licensed child care centers.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Jacquez Griffin admitted fatally shooting East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks Sr. in May 2016 but told Baton Rouge detectives he did so because Brooks was following him in his car that night and he thought Brooks was reachin…
The state Department of Education on Thursday began seeking 500 veteran teachers now, and another 2,000 later, to work with aspiring teachers as part of Louisiana's overhaul of how teachers are prepared for the classroom.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
So few college students are participating in Louisiana's annual survey on issues of violence and sexual assault that the state's top higher education board is suggesting the survey law should be changed.
Just as the school day was winding down Tuesday, Tia Mills was summoned from her classroom at Eden Park Superintendent’s Academy in Baton Rouge to what she thought was a staff meeting.
Broderick Brooks Sr. was an East Feliciana School Board member, a 34-year-old married father of three, an organist and singer in his church, and a recently ordained minister when he was shot to death in north Baton Rouge in May 2016. He also harbo…
Monday, August 21, 2017
After days of trepidation and expectation, the third-graders at Woodlawn Elementary in Baton Rouge finally donned their solar viewing glasses just after noon Monday, tilted back their heads and stared straight into the sun.
Two weeks after filing a lawsuit against Southern University, two Baton Rouge news organizations on Monday won their public records case about the school's refusal to release the results of its probe into law professor Dorothy Jackson.