New Orleans officials are hoping for record attendance this year at the 44th annual Bayou Classic football game, which will see two Louisiana college teams compete for a shot at a conference championship.
Monday, November 20, 2017
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
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.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
An Orleans Parish School Board committee voted Tuesday to close Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, one of the city’s four remaining direct-run schools.
Monday, November 13, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $13 million to six New Orleans universities and nonprofit groups to recruit and train nearly 900 teachers by 2020.
Sunday, November 12, 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.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
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.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Most public school districts in the New Orleans metropolitan area saw declines this year in their school performance scores, with those in Orleans Parish taking a particularly bad dive.
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.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
It's been a rocky few months for the Jefferson Parish School Board: Longtime member Ray St. Pierre died, parents protested shifting attendance zones on the east bank, and board member Cedric Floyd tried to get Superintendent Isaac Joseph suspended.
Friday, November 03, 2017
Thursday, November 02, 2017
New Orleans’ annual public school enrollment period opened this week, a process in which parents rank their top choices among dozens of independent schools and spend the ensuing months hoping for the best.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Signs reading "It's okay to be white" were found on Tulane's campus Wednesday morning, apparently linked to an online movement that was carried out on Halloween.
Members of the New Orleans City Council are calling for the city to spend $750,000 next year to provide 100 new slots for children in day cares and pre-K programs.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An LSU Health professor has $390,000 to study whether exercise can help avert insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and other metabolic disorders in heavy drinkers with HIV.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
During seven hours of sometimes contentious testimony Tuesday, attorneys for former John Ehret football coach Corey Lambert sparred with school system lawyers over the district's recent decision to oust Lambert, who took the Patriots to the 2015 C…
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Twelve years ago, colleges across the country opened their doors to Tulane University students displaced after Hurricane Katrina. Now Tulane wants to return the favor by taking in students displaced from their schools in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
When Einstein Charter Schools was cited last month for failing to provide busing for students in its elementary grades, Nikisha Bartholomew wasn’t surprised.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
A panel of Louisiana House and Senate lawmakers Tuesday heard how the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students fits into the state budget and why costs have risen.
Sal Federico, the founder of Ecole Classique and a teacher for seven decades, died Sunday, his son David confirmed. He was 93.
Monday, October 09, 2017
With the deadline nearing to make changes to the Jefferson Parish School Board's agenda for Tuesday's meeting, board member Cedric Floyd withdrew motions he had offered to suspend Superintendent Isaac Joseph and to put former board member Etta Lic…
Friday, October 06, 2017
Operators of Louisiana child care centers said Friday they are bracing for sweeping changes in criminal background checks for about 16,000 employees, including doubled costs for State Police, sex registry and other reviews.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Over a seven-month period in 2015, a member of the Jefferson Parish School Board barraged the board's secretary with hundreds of phone calls and text messages, many of them after business hours, according to a report prepared by an outside attorney.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Yet another plan to redevelop Charity Hospital may be in the works, this time led by LSU and the LSU Foundation, the university's fundraising arm.
Cedric Floyd has not yet persuaded his colleagues on the Jefferson Parish School Board to suspend Superintendent Isaac Joseph, but he’s got a replacement in mind in case he succeeds.
Two members of the leadership team at a charter school in Treme were arrested Tuesday on allegations they failed to alert authorities about their discovery of video clips allegedly showing a student being forced to perform oral sex on a group of h…
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Operators of early childhood centers and the state Department of Education are embroiled in a battle on whether state officials should have access to cameras that help monitor the children.
Monday, October 02, 2017
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Louisiana college and university leaders are taking a new look at campus sexual assault regulations after the Trump administration rescinded a policy that critics said was unfair to students accused of attacks.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Two weeks after LSU fraternity pledge Maxwell Gruver was declared dead after a night of drinking at the Phi Delta Theta house, school officials have created a task force to review policies governing fraternities and sororities with an eye on elimi…
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
A team of international scientists, including a group from LSU, has made another monumental discovery involving gravitational waves and black holes.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Back in August when he was helping freshmen move into their dorms, LSU President F. King Alexander predicted fall enrollment at the state’s flagship university would be down by about 2 percent.
Political consultant James Carville will join the faculty of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication in January.
Only nine percent of rural school districts have been able to test Louisiana's new policy that will require year-long residencies for aspiring teachers, according to a report released Tuesday.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Public school letter grades, which have sparked controversy since they were unveiled in 2011, are at the center of a new dispute between state education leaders and local superintendents.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd, who has already called for the board to consider firing Superintendent Isaac Joseph, said Wednesday he will ask it to suspend Joseph while an investigation into as-yet unreleased allegations again…
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted Wednesday to hire the public relations firm of Leblanc and Schuster to help educate voters about the 8.45-mill tax to fund teacher and employee raises that will go before voters Nov. 18.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Tulane University announced plans Monday to fund research at the Tulane School of Medicine, using a $25 million gift from the family of well-known internal medicine physician John W. Deming, a 1944 graduate of the school.