The nomination of Betsy DeVos to be secretary for the U.S. Department of Education has reawakened the split between self-styled education reformers in Louisiana and leaders of traditional public schools.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Both Tulane and Loyola universities will present free public programs this week discussing the 2016 presidential election and prospects for the Donald Trump administration taking office on Friday.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The state should consider scrapping the annual issuance of letter grades for public schools, a task force named by Gov. John Bel Edwards decided Thursday.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill, a New Orleans musician who died while on tour in Japan in 2015, was known for encouraging people who were struggling.
More than a dozen parents and students of the International School of Louisiana’s Metairie campus implored Jefferson Parish School Board members Tuesday night to find some way to keep the French and Spanish language-immersion school from closing i…
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
How to revamp public school letter grades continues to spark controversy, including charges that the state could launch a new grading system that would distort how students are really performing.
Monday, January 09, 2017
Several members of the Jefferson Parish School Board said Monday they should have been better informed about the parish school system’s efforts — ultimately unsuccessful — to find a new facility for the International School of Louisiana, a charter…
Monday, January 09, 2017
The panel that oversees public colleges and universities statewide is considering the idea of permanently trimming TOPS by giving less money to freshman and sophomores and increasing the required course load.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Saturday, January 07, 2017
The Morial Convention Center hosted the Wizard World Comic Con on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. A special tribute to deceased Star Wars star Carrie Fisher was held.
Saturday, January 07, 2017
The International School of Louisiana board of trustees has voted to not recharter its Jefferson Parish campus, leaving hundreds of parents unsure about their children’s educational future.
The Rex Organization’s charitable foundation, which is celebrating its 10th year, awarded $1 million in grants Saturday to New Orleans educational organizations. A total of 63 groups received support.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
A St. Charles Parish middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday night after authorities uncovered evidence that she and her husband were running a meth lab at the home they shared with their 7-year-old child, according to Capt. Pat Yoes, a spoke…
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Monday, January 02, 2017
The International School of Louisiana, a foreign-language immersion school in New Orleans, will expand its campuses to include the former Mary McLeod Bethune campus at 4040 Eagle St., the school announced Monday.
The ties between Tulane University and Dr. Gerald Berenson go back seven decades. The cardiologist earned his undergraduate and medical degrees there in the 1940s and returned to his alma mater as a faculty member in 1991, bringing the internation…
Monday, December 26, 2016
Tieler Garsaud hasn't only grown taller in the two years since he appeared on television in "Project Runway Threads." The 16-year-old fashion designer says his aesthetic skills have grown up, too.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
ReNEW Schools has spent the past year righting its special-education program — and tracking down the 62 students whom it shorted or denied the specialized instruction they needed.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
In a rerun of previous criticism, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said Wednesday that the Recovery School District has failed to properly maintain and tabulate state equipment.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Like thousands of students statewide, LSU sophomore Jason Badeaux is scrambling to come up with money for the second semester amid unprecedented state budget cuts.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
For the first time since New Orleans charter schools started using a common enrollment system, the Recovery School District is tracking how many students transfer schools in the middle of the year due to special-education needs.
Friday, December 16, 2016
LSU was ranked 65th best value for public colleges in the nation, putting the flagship as the highest ranked public university in Louisiana by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
For the 130 students who received mistaken acceptance emails from Tulane University Thursday, celebrations might be premature.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
LSU President F. King Alexander told lawmakers Wednesday he is concerned that some top students will flee LSU next fall because of unprecedented cuts to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Officials at Holy Cross School, the former Lower 9th Ward institution now situated in Gentilly, announced Tuesday that they have selected a New Orleans native, career educator and "second-generation Holy Cross man" as the school's next headmaster.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
When asked this fall how she would discourage talk of closing Southern University at New Orleans amid continuing state budget cuts and other challenges, Lisa Mims-Devezin got fired up.
The remaining handful of traditional public schools in Orleans Parish may finally be turned into independent charter schools, making New Orleans the first big city in the U.S. to have an all-charter system.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Luna Fete festival exposes the New Orleans community to contemporary art. The festival sponsored by the Arts Council of New Orleans takes a historic view of the city through light and video mapping technology, sound and motion graphics.
A panel named by Gov. John Bel Edwards recommended major changes in public school policies Thursday, including an overhaul in annual teacher evaluations, less science testing and a reversal in a state plan to raise academic standards.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Amid protests from a chorus of political leaders and nearby residents, Mayor Mitch Landrieu apparently is reconsidering plans to build a homeless shelter near two schools in Central City, just a week before a city agency was set to approve the deal.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Amid questions and criticism, Louisiana's top school board Tuesday delayed a vote on major changes to a Baton Rouge charter school for students with dyslexia.
Monday, December 05, 2016
An influential state panel Monday spent more time wrestling with how to change public school report cards, including the all-important issue of rewarding annual academic gains.
Xavier University has joined forces with a nonprofit group at the forefront of the New Orleans charter school movement to create a first-of-its-kind "residency" program intended to diversify the city's public school teaching force.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Top students at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System will have easy access to Southern University, and $1,500 annual scholarships, under an agreement announced Wednesday by Gov. John Bel Edwards and school leaders.
Louisiana is getting $10 million from the federal government to improve preschool programs for children from low-income families, officials announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Roosevelt’s beloved block-long lobby lighting ceremony was held Tuesday evening. In addition to the lights the lobby lined with Christmas trees decorated with bows and ornaments, poinsettias and other holiday-themed displays.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Gentilly Terrace Charter School and Algiers Technology Academy have a few things in common. They’re both D-rated public schools in New Orleans. Their school boards, overseen by the Recovery School District, both decided to shutter them at the end …
Saturday, November 26, 2016
It’s one of the more controversial aspects of the one-of-a-kind public school system in New Orleans: If the people in charge of a charter school can’t get results in the space of a few years, they can be abruptly replaced by a new set of managers.
Friday, November 25, 2016
The board in charge of selecting a new leader for Southern University at New Orleans voted Friday to give interim Chancellor Lisa Mims-Devezin the job on a permanent basis.