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.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
A black, female LSU student is claiming she and her roommates were the targets of a hate crime at their off-campus apartment complex after their Halloween decoration was vandalized with a racist message referring to them as monkeys and the N-word.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday his panel to review key public school policies will not run afoul of one underway for months by the state Department of Education.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board's insurance committee is recommending that the school district add properties to its flood insurance coverage, following the catastrophic floods of August.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
GONZALES - Bids go out this week for suppliers of temporary buildings for the campuses of four flood-damaged schools in Ascension Parish, all part of an effort to make life easier for students and their parents.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Controversy began brewing Monday on how far the state should go to revamp the way long-debated public school letter grades are calculated.
As principal of Wildwood Elementary in Baton Rouge, Principal Natalie Jadid walks her school daily, alternately observing or intervening.
One investigation of the Belaire High School football program came to an end Monday when the Louisiana High School Athletic Association issued a blockbuster ruling.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Stacy Creel, a native of Baton Rouge and now an associate professor of library science at the University of Southern Mississippi, came home this weekend to root for her Golden Eagles football team in its longshot bid to upset the Tigers of LSU, se…
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Hours after the athletic director was also placed on administrative leave with pay Thursday, Belaire High football coach Claude Coleman broke his silence about the ongoing investigation of the school’s football program by the LHSAA and the East Ba…
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Belaire High Principal Roy Walker and the school’s football coach, Claude Coleman, were placed on administrative leave with pay Tuesday as officials from LHSAA and the East Baton Rouge Parish school system continue to investigate Belaire’s football team.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Mini Maker Faire features makers of all kinds with demonstrations, workshops and hands-on activities. The event was held at the East Baton Rouge Library Main Branch.
Friday, October 07, 2016
A plan to overhaul the way teachers are trained in Louisiana got a major boost Friday when higher education leaders said they would back the effort after months of criticism.
Two months after the start of the 2016-17 school year was interrupted by flooding, dispersing its students into three different locations, Twin Oaks Elementary returned home Monday.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Superintendent Warren Drake has given the go-ahead to Ruston-based Lincoln Builders to start renovating the closed Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge in time to reopen next August.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
In a growing controversy, a state panel Wednesday asked Louisiana's top school board to delay a planned vote next week on a bid to overhaul how teachers are trained for the classroom.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Just as Louisiana is trying to overhaul teacher training, former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday education preparation is so woeful that it needs national attention.
Monday, October 03, 2016
Three of the five greater Baton Rouge area public school districts that had schools suffer flood damage in August have lost enrollment compared with a year ago, including previously fast growing Central and Livingston Parish, according to prelimin…
Friday, September 30, 2016
Recovery efforts for Denham Springs High School and Denham Springs Freshman High, both severely flooded in August, are on track to have students return to campus by the start of spring semester, Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent Rick Wentze…
In a response to the racially charged tragedies that rocked Baton Rouge this past summer, LSU is hosting a two-day symposium to discuss the impact that the shootings had on race relations, the media and the democratic process.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Four schools in Baton Rouge, three private and one public, have been named Blue Ribbon schools of excellence, the nation’s top school honor.
State Superintendent of Education John White Wednesday recommended changes in how public schools are rated, fewer tests and new assistance for struggling students.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The first draft of how the state plans to revamp public schools to comply with a new federal law will be released Wednesday, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Louisiana has to avoid political brawls during its federally required review of public school policies, state Superintendent of Education John White said Monday.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Why nearly 8,000 of Louisiana's youngest students were tossed out of school last year is triggering arguments on why it is happening and how to tackle the problem.
Friday, September 23, 2016
In April 1983, Kelly Runnels had just relocated his growing elementary school to newly purchased property along South Harrells Ferry Road when the rains began. The historic flood of that year brought water to within 16 inches of his new campus.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
LIVINGSTON — Springfield High School, closed since the August floods, will reopen on Monday, Oct. 3, Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel has announced.
The editor of LSU's student newspaper The Daily Reveille called on administrators to denounce statements made by alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
Louisiana conducted its first statewide survey of public college campuses on issues of violence and sexual assault, but so few students participated that the findings released Thursday don't provide much insight into campus safety.
Louisiana has conducted its first statewide survey of public college campuses on issues of violence and sexual assault. But so few students participated that the findings don't provide much insight into campus safety.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A plan to overhaul the way teachers are trained for the classroom in Louisiana triggered new controversy Wednesday, with critics charging the move would be financially risky and worsen the state's teacher shortage.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
More students than ever are either graduating from Louisiana's community and technical colleges or transferring from the two-year programs to traditional universities, marking an important achievement for the college system and a positive sign for…
Monday, September 19, 2016
LSU students this month are calling on university administrators to put a stop to activities that they say are promoting offensive rhetoric toward minorities and fostering a hostile environment on campus. But students at the center of the controve…
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Daniel Caballero and Carlynn Hunt take the same shuttle each week to their new jobs at Lamar Advertising in Baton Rouge.