Loyola produces more Fulbright scholars
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Nearly a thousand students on the east bank of St. John the Baptist Parish can expect big changes this fall after the School Board approved a plan to reconfigure grades at two elementary schools.
Friday, April 21, 2017
St. Charles Parish voters will decide April 29 whether to renew a pair of property taxes that provide tens of millions of dollars a year for the parish School Board.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Most of the five remaining traditional public schools in New Orleans will be staying traditional — at least for now.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Roughly one out of five homeless or marginally housed young people in major cities throughout North America have been victims of human trafficking.
Monday, April 17, 2017
The main university fundraising arm on Monday named J. Bryan Benchoff to hold the dual role of president for the private LSU Foundation and vice president of institutional advancement for the LSU System.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Louisiana's tradition of paddling public school students includes those with disabilities, and Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to make the practice illegal.
The St. Tammany Parish School Board is calling on Jim Garvey to resign from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education over comments he made denigrating the state's letter grade system for ranking schools. It said that as recently as la…
Monday, April 10, 2017
Parents and other members of the public will have a chance Tuesday evening to weigh in on a proposal to turn New Orleans' five remaining traditional public schools into charters.
Monday, April 10, 2017
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is set to permanently revoke a teaching certificate for Kimberly Naquin, the Destrehan teacher who in March pleaded guilty to charges stemming from having sex with an underage student.
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Dr. Andrew Lackner, a decorated HIV/AIDS researcher and head of Tulane University's National Primate Research Center near Covington, died Saturday after a brief illness, school officials said. He was 57.
Monday, April 03, 2017
In a bipartisan but controversial push, two state lawmakers have filed bills that would make it harder for students to earn a Taylor Opportunity Program for Students award.
Monday, April 03, 2017
Despite detailed assurances from top state officials, an offer to set up a no-cost, high-speed internet network for cash-strapped public schools across Louisiana died recently amid conflicting claims on the merits of the plan.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Larry Lorenz, a former newsman who turned to teaching journalism while still practicing his craft part time, died at Touro Infirmary on Sunday morning, a day before his 80th birthday.
Friday, March 31, 2017
The board of supervisors for the Southern University System voted Friday to award posthumous degrees to two students who were killed on campus on campus in 1972.
Athletic renovations, budget cuts and limited use have given the death knell to the thousands of fish and plant research specimens housed at the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Museum of Natural History.
A Delgado Community College admissions counselor was arrested Thursday and accused of demanding sexual favors from a female student in return for reducing her tuition.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The number of mumps cases in Louisiana is up to 30, prompting warnings from college administrators and state health officials.
In a late change, the state school board Wednesday night voted to end Louisiana's generous system for awarding public school letter grades.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested on Thursday in connection with an allegedly threatening social media post that closed Isidore Newman School, New Orleans police said.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Dillard University failed to take steps to protect women on campus after a former student raped a freshman in her dorm room, leaving him free to rape another student months later, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
After a marathon hearing, the state's top school board Wednesday night approved state Superintendent of Education John White's plan to overhaul Louisiana's long-suffering public schools.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Teachers are unionizing at another of New Orleans' independent charter schools. And, as usual, things have gotten contentious.
Gov. John Bel Edwards spelled out his public school legislative priorities Tuesday, including tighter rules on vouchers, changes in annual teacher evaluations and a ban on corporal punishment for students with disabilities.
After 12 months of meetings, hearings and arguments, Louisiana's top school board is set to decide Wednesday whether to endorse a plan to revamp public schools, and when to submit it to federal officials.
Monday, March 27, 2017
In a move that stunned state education leaders, a plan to provide high speed internet access to school districts statewide has died because of a lack of interest from local educators, officials said Monday.
It seems like a no brainer — high school students earning up to a year of college credit, which means big savings for students, families and the state.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
With the International School of Louisiana's Jefferson Parish campus closing at the end of this school year, nearly 350 of its students have signed up to transfer to ISL's campuses in New Orleans, officials said.
Friday, March 24, 2017
In his first definitive comments on the issue, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday denounced state Superintendent of Education John White's plan to revamp public schools.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Calls for a delay in plans to revamp public schools are coming from the same "establishment" education groups that have helped block tougher school standards for five years, state Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The president of Louisiana's top school board said Wednesday he favors submitting the state's proposal to revamp public schools next month, not the September target Gov. John Bel Edwards favors.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Without giving any details, Gov. John Bel Edwards and state Superintendent of Education John White said Tuesday they had a cordial meeting on how to revamp public schools but no final decisions were made.
With deadlines looming, Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to meet Tuesday with state Superintendent of Education John White amid wide differences on how to revamp Louisiana's public schools.
A Metairie science teacher has been named one of four finalists in the sixth annual Shell Science Lab Challenge, a competition that rewards innovative approaches to delivering quality lab experiences with limited resources.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Two LaPlace residents will go head-to-head in a special election Saturday for a seat on the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
The 2017 St. Joseph Parade in the Quarter, giving out over 1 million fava (lucky) beans, roses, and red white and green beads.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Jane Goodall, the renowned primate expert best known for living among and studying chimpanzees in Tanzania, delivered a broadside against a whole range of threats to both wild animals and the planet in general during a talk Thursday night at Tulan…
Patrick Dobard, superintendent of the Recovery School District, is stepping down to lead a New Orleans education nonprofit, the most striking sign yet of the end of the state agency’s reign in New Orleans as it prepares to relinquish most city sch…