WASHINGTON — As a Ph.D. student studying chemical engineering at LSU, Daniel Willis earns a roughly $25,000 stipend from the university to cover his living costs as he pursues research into using sunlight to disinfect water.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
High school graduates who belong to the Future Farmers of America will be eligible for onetime scholarships of up to $1,000 under a plan announced Monday by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Echoing earlier studies, a report issued Monday says black students in Louisiana public schools are twice as likely as white students to face suspensions.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Despite steep odds, at least three changes are under review by a legislative task force studying the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, or TOPS.
When Louisiana released its latest school performance scores on Nov. 7, a total of 124 schools had both their numerical scores and their letter grades waived.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Paul Jackson looked on with no small measure of pride as Scotlandville Magnet High School students demonstrated their engineering skills in a competition Saturday.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Former Democratic National Convention chair and LSU alumna Donna Brazile gifted her alma mater's library with a piece of history Friday - her papers.
Facing a projected $17 million shortfall when the year started, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system managed to come out roughly even financially at the end of 2016-17, this despite a disastrous flood and a big decline in student enrollment.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board agreed Thursday to begin looking for an architect to build a new school on 20 acres of vacant property near Jefferson Terrace Elementary, but school leaders have yet to settle on what kind of school the arc…
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Eight months after a similar effort died, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday that Louisiana has a plan to upgrade high-speed internet access at public schools across Louisiana without charges to the state.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
In the rugged world of alternative schools, overage students saddled with academic and behavioral problems are one step away from the streets.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
In a move to honor their lost loved one, Maxwell Gruver's family is taking a stand against hazing and urging young adults to be responsible and brave in the face of peer pressure.
Since the death of LSU fraternity pledge Maxwell Gruver in September, the university’s Greek organizations have been under increased scrutiny.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
A University of Louisiana at Lafayette fraternity pledge subjected to forced sleep-deprivation during the 2016 homecoming weekend fell asleep at the wheel and killed a student pedestrian, according to two lawsuits and internal university documents…
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Continuing its crackdown on the university's Greek organizations, LSU has suspended two fraternities for alleged violations of policies in the wake of the death of Maxwell Gruver, who died of alcohol poisoning in September while pledging Phi Delta…
In the latest domino to fall, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity was suspended by LSU on Tuesday for allegedly violating university policy both before and after the death of an LSU pledge earlier this year.
Pi Kappa Phi has joined the growing list of Greek organizations at LSU that are in hot water for violating university policy.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
BAKER — Only four Baker High School buildings will be retained under new restoration plans Tillage Construction presented Tuesday to the School Board.
Louisiana's drive to meet higher standards for A-rated schools stalled during the past school year, according to state figures released Tuesday.
The 2016-2017 Louisiana school and district performance scores were released Tuesday. The state as a whole improved from a C to a B letter grade, according to annual school academic results released by the state.
Once again, the Capital region is leading the way in academic rankings with three of the top four public school districts in Louisiana, while the state as a whole improved from a C to a B letter grade, according to annual school academic results r…
Monday, November 06, 2017
State education leaders on Tuesday are unveiling their latest consumer tool for Louisiana families shopping for a public school.
Sunday, November 05, 2017
When public school letter grades are released on Tuesday, it will mark the end of a generous scoring system sparked mostly by the tougher academic standards known as Common Core.
In the immediate wake of the August 2016 flood, East Baton Rouge and Livingston school districts spent millions of dollars to replace flood-damaged school buses so they could quickly reopen shuttered schools.
After a lifetime of tireless work and unwavering advocacy — for love and prayer above all else across Baton Rouge and beyond — the Rev. Mary Moody died last week. She was 91.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Southeastern Louisiana University is calling it a "real world educational opportunity" — state parole hearings taking place on campus in Hammond.
Friday, November 03, 2017
Southern University's recent firing of Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas was handled properly, and his lawsuit against the school should be dismissed, an attorney for the university argued to a state judge Friday.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Lanier Elementary, one of two Baton Rouge charter schools that flooded in August 2016, moved a stepped closer to being repaired.
Monday, October 30, 2017
The Central Community School Board promoted from within Monday night, unanimously naming top administrator Jason Fountain to serve as its new superintendent, only the second person to lead Louisiana’s second-ranked public school district.
A former Baton Rouge police chief and his son are taking aim at crime by providing, free of charge, a $35,000 security and emergency alert system to McKinley High School.
Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School announced Monday afternoon that it will return in January to its home on St. Gerard Avenue where classrooms and offices will be in seven newly installed temporary buildings after the school was destroy…
Fully restoring and rebuilding Glen Oaks High School, destroyed in the 2016 August flood, could cost as much as $45 million and that price tag doesn't include the millions already spent to get it back up and running in time for the current school year.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
In 2013, LSU's chapter of Pi Kappa Phi hosted an event for its new member class called "Big Brother Night." At that gathering, LSU would later allege, fraternity brothers quizzed the pledges, imposed consequences when they answered incorrectly and…
Friday, October 27, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
About a dozen residents of Baton Rouge on Thursday night sat at four tables in the Istrouma High School cafeteria and were given a task. They were asked to take a stack of 24 cards, each with a multi-million dollar proposed school construction pro…
Another LSU fraternity has been shut down, this time in a move prompted by national fraternity leaders who deemed the chapter "unsafe."
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The leaders of the Southern University and Louisiana Community and Technical College systems said Wednesday the state needs to spend more on need-based aid for students.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Three veteran educators who all say academics is their strength pitched their candidacies Tuesday before the Central Community School Board to become the next leader of the second-ranked school district in Louisiana.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Nearly a year before Maxwell Gruver died during an initiation ritual at the Phi Delta Theta house, LSU administrators received urgent warnings that the fraternity was out of control, with people describing scenes of intoxicated, vomit-stained memb…
Entergy announced Monday that it’s donated $35,000 to restock libraries at two schools in north Baton Rouge that flooded in August 2016.
The Louisiana Department of Education has failed to implement state-required academic guidelines for deciding whether charter school contracts should be renewed, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said Monday.
Public schools are too quick to toss students with behavior problems, and most students fail to get the help they need when they are assigned to alternative schools, according to a report prepared for state education officials.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
From late drop-offs to awkward cafeteria lines, there was always a reason kids in Livingston Parish weren't eating breakfast on campus.
If you build it they will come, so the saying goes. That idea will be put to the test over the next decade in south Baton Rouge, where two schools are being built, one is about to be designed and as many as seven more are in the planning stages.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Southern University's homecoming parade is set to roll on Nov. 4 after it was originally postponed from Oct. 7 due to Hurricane Nate weather advisories.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
With little debate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted Thursday night to increase by $500 the cap on how much individual board members can spend on travel annually.
LSU President F. King Alexander announced Thursday that the university will reinstate an alcohol ban at fraternity and sorority parties on campus until at least January 2018, citing revelations in recent days that some students had not "absorbed t…