Four schools in Baton Rouge, three private and one public, have been named Blue Ribbon schools of excellence, the nation’s top school honor.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
A new state panel Friday was surprised to learn the depth of Louisiana's student discipline problems, including the revelation that nearly 8,000 students from pre-kindergarten through third grade were tossed out of public schools.
The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge on Wednesday reached an agreement to tear down the flooded Redemptorist High campus and donate the cleared property to Cristo Rey, the new high school that had been renting the space there before the flooding.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. brought his “Opportunity Across America” back-to-school bus tour to Baton Rouge. The secretary visited the students, staff and faculty of University Terrace Elementary School.
U.S. Secretary of Education John King announced Friday that Louisiana is getting $1.5 million to help pay for up to six month worth of education-related services in the school districts that suffered the most during the recent floods.
EVANSTON, Ill. — Officials with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation have announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These high school seniors will be have an opportunity …
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Columbus Day is no longer a holiday, Christmas vacation will begin a day later than planned and four half days are now full days, under a new post-flooding schedule approved Thursday by the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. and other Department of Education officials will be making stops in Baton Rouge and New Orleans as part of the "Opportunity Across America" tour, which highlights educational improvements in communities an…
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The chief of staff for Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday that a review of public school policies ordered by the governor should pose no problems for the state Department of Education.
LSU tumbled backwards a few spots in the U.S. News and World Report's latest annual ranking of top schools in the country, which LSU President F. King Alexander said is a direct result of state funding cuts.
Monday, September 12, 2016
The public school agendas of Gov. John Bel Edwards and state Superintendent of Education John White appear to be on a collision course.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Deumite Construction of Baton Rouge beat out four other firms Monday with the winning bid to rebuild flooded Tanglewood Elementary School in Central in time for Christmas.
Recent flooding has complicated the expansion plans of charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish, but supporters see potential opportunity arising from the destruction.
Friday, September 09, 2016
After a tumultuous summer, plagued by unprecedented financial cuts to student scholarships, shootings that stoked race relations and attracted international media, and the most devastating flood event to ever happen to the Baton Rouge area, LSU of…
Thursday, September 08, 2016
As if LSU football players didn't already carry the weight of the world on their shoulders, a study by LSU economists published this week found a troubling pattern of harsher judicial sentencing in a week following an unexpected loss by the Tigers.
The state has gotten input from more than 200 groups on how public school policies should be changed to comply with a new federal law, officials announced Thursday.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
There is "absolutely no validity" to rumors spread by Louisiana lawmakers that the Shreveport medical school could relocate to Baton Rouge, an LSU official said Wednesday.
Mike VI, the LSU live mascot won't be attending any of the Tiger's football games this year, as he continues to battle a rare, cancerous tumor found in his face earlier this year.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
For thousands of children in East Baton Rouge Parish who stayed home for more three weeks due to the recent flooding, school on Tuesday finally resumed … somewhere else.
More than 1,000 students who attended Louisiana's two branches of the for-profit college ITT Technical Institute are left displaced with Tuesday's announcement that the national chain would be shutting down its campuses.
High school students should be required to get workplace experience as part of Louisiana's plan to comply with a new federal law, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber said Tuesday.
Monday, September 05, 2016
As schools in the Baton Rouge area struggle to return to normal in the wake of historic flooding, some of the educators who run them are facing their own challenges.
Sunday, September 04, 2016
A new virtual high school available only to students who live within the boundaries of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system will hold its first day of classes Tuesday when schools reopen more than three weeks after they closed due to flooding.
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Public schools throughout East Baton Rouge Parish are racing to get the 2016-17 school year under way. More than 45,000 children are expected to return Tuesday after flooding forced them to stay out of school for most of August.
Friday, September 02, 2016
BATON ROUGE (AP) — LSU is shopping around for new health care deals in north Louisiana, hoping to move some of its doctors-in-training to more hospitals in the region because the university's relationship with the operator of its own hospitals in …
Thursday, September 01, 2016
With initial flood-related damage pegged at $50 million, a number likely to grow substantially, East Baton Rouge public school officials are hoping to recoup as much as 75 percent of their costs from federal disaster relief.
The state should put a moratorium on issuing letter grades for public schools and other accountability measures because of the flood and its aftermath, some education leaders said Thursday.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The state on Thursday is opening a temporary licensed child care center for families forced into the River Center because of floodwaters, officials said Wednesday.
A state panel Wednesday began reviewing science standards used in public schools, which have not been changed since 1997 and are the third oldest in the nation.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has distributed more than $1.6 million so far to local nonprofits helping people affected by the floods, including more $600,000 to schools and groups focused on education.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Public schools in Central sustained between $6 million and $8 million in flood damage, the bulk of which stems from flooding at Tanglewood Elementary school, Superintendent Michael Faulk told the School Board Monday night.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on Monday his latest appointment to the LSU Board of Supervisors would be Valencia Sarpy Jones, of Cloutierville.