LSU's highly anticipated action plan to eliminate hazing and other dangerous fraternity and sorority behaviors is being delayed by three weeks, the school announced Monday.
Monday, January 22, 2018
As it races to finalize a list of construction projects to be built over the next decade, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system is holding a final round of four community forums starting Tuesday night and concluding Feb. 6.
More than a dozen D and F public schools, and systems with struggling schools, will get $8.1 million to finance improvements in Louisiana's first rollout of changes from the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, officials said Monday.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system, while still one of the largest public school districts in Louisiana, is experiencing a drop in student enrollment for the third year in a row, though at a slower rate than in the past.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Low water pressure at LSU and flooding in the main library at Southern University, both prompted by recent cold weather, continued to bedevil the Baton Rouge college campuses Friday.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Seventeen months after the Great Flood of 2016 and five months after students and staff returned to a temporary campus, Glen Oaks High School is finally set to be fully repaired and improved.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Amid a freeze in key results, public school achievement in Louisiana again ranks 49th in the nation, according to a report issued Wednesday by Education Week magazine.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge is planning to add a battery of new courses this fall that will allow ninth and 10th graders to prepare to take the challenging Advanced Placement courses when they reach junior and senior year.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Not only did Louisiana's lone residential high school weather its name change after an angry legislative battle last year.
The ongoing restoration and rebuilding of Glen Oaks High School, badly damaged in the August 2016 floods, could cost less than half what was estimated in October, a result of fewer students, not elevating the property and a reworking of plans in l…
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Three more students at Baton Rouge Magnet High School have achieved perfect scores of 36 on the ACT, bringing to seven the number of students at the school during the previous year who earned this rare achievement.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
As state officials attempt to minimize the impact of the anticipated $1 billion deficit to funding for the upcoming fiscal year, Southern University and A&M College System President Ray Belton, Ph.D., urged the legislature to be expedient in d…
Friday, January 12, 2018
In a case that drew national attention and accusations of "political correctness run amok," a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former LSU professor fired in 2015 for, among other things, using vulgar language in her classroom.
Mayfair Lab School looks likes it will have enough room for all of its students, including its first class of eighth-graders.
Friday, January 12, 2018
David Tatman was returned Thursday night without opposition to serve as president of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, a position he held from 2013 to 2015.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students would undergo sweeping changes under a plan unveiled Thursday by the chairman of a legislative task force studying the issue.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Evelyn Ware-Jackson and Connie Bernard, the president and vice president of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, are letting their colleagues know they’d like to stay another year as board leaders, but they are likely going to face opposition…
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
BAKER — The Baker School Board on Tuesday approved a contract to partner with Mass Insight Education to develop plans for improving the district’s three lowest performing schools: Baker Middle School, Baker High and Bakerfield Elementary.
Monday, January 08, 2018
Sunday, January 07, 2018
A number of teachers at Bellingrath Hills Elementary School in Central have fallen ill, sparking an automated message to parents Sunday night letting them know that it they decide to keep their kids home Monday the school will count it as an excus…
Friday, January 05, 2018
Even as Louisiana is in the middle of a busy flu season, a promising avenue to limit the spread of the virus, school-based vaccination drives, is on indefinite hold thanks to a decision 18 months ago by federal health officials to cease supporting…
A Southern University System vice president was placed on paid administrative leave this week, following a complaint that he sexually harassed a former employee.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
LSU's now-defunct Phi Delta Theta house had security cameras placed inside and outside of the house, but they were not working the night Maxwell Gruver died, a national fraternity spokesman told The Advocate.
St. John the Baptist Parish public schools will be closed Thursday because of water pressure issues, Supt. Kevin George said.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Nine new diesel-powered public school buses are set to arrive in Baton Rouge on Wednesday with the goal of hitting the road the next day when schools reopen after the Christmas break. Nine more buses, more eco-friendly vehicles powered by propane,…
The Louisiana School for the Deaf, which is undergoing a review, needs significant changes to improve its performance, a member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said Tuesday.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Officials of Baton Rouge Community College failed to return $520,000 in federal funds on time, according to a state audit released Friday.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Shoring up the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students financially has wide support on a legislative task force but how to do so remains elusive, the chairman of the panel said Thursday.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Louisiana's ratio of counselors to students worsened more than any state over a 10-year period, according to a national review.
Friday, December 22, 2017
After nine freezes in the past 10 years, news that basic state aid for public schools may be frozen yet again is sparking both resignation and worry among Louisiana superintendents.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Officials of the Recovery School District cannot locate $5.4 million of state property, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said in a report released Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Despite daunting hurdles, Louisiana is trying to make a big leap in the number of students who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
East Baton Rouge Parish school officials have trimmed their school construction wish list for the next decade by $132 million as they prepare to ask voters in April to renew a 1-cent sales tax that would be used to pay for the projects.
Monday, December 18, 2017
LSU's 'lazy river' is the ultimate example of out-of-control student fees for frivolous purposes at U.S. higher education instutions, according to a Wall Street Journal commentary.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Aaron Belanger loved politics. He could easily charm people and win them over, and hoped to go to law school and run campaigns one day.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Belaire High School and three of its feeder schools got the green light Thursday from the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to launch new STEM-themed magnet programs on Jan. 4 when the second semester begins
PLAQUEMINE — A photo an eighth grade Iberville Parish student posted on social media of himself wearing a bandana over his face and brandishing a gun led to his arrest Thursday and he is likely to be expelled, authorities said.
Speaking publicly for the first time since their son died three months ago following what police said was a fraternity hazing ritual, the parents of LSU freshman Maxwell Gruver said in an interview aired Thursday on "Good Morning America" that the…
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Now that Confederate names have been stripped from one LSU street and two buildings are slated to be torn down, a coalition of student groups wants to change the names on two of the more prominent buildings on the Baton Rouge campus.
Baton Rouge residents earned more than $163,000 by renting their homes out on Airbnb during LSU's six home football game weekends this season, the company said in a news release Monday.
This year could go down as one of the deadliest in modern history for college campus deaths related to fraternities, with highly publicized deaths prompting a nationwide evaluation of Greek life, hazing expert Walter Kimbrough said Monday.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
After a timeout in August, the Louisiana Board of Regents is set Monday to consider tightening the rules on how high school students can earn college credit, without unduly curbing access to the popular classes.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system plans to install GPS tracking devices on its fleet of 575 buses, providing real-time information about where those buses are at any moment and what they are doing.