Leading up to a key vote, a proposal to toughen academic requirements for TOPS students has triggered controversy among state officials, parents and students.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Eve on Broadway is the theme for the Krewe of Eve Parade and Mythical Creatures is the theme of the Krewe of Oshun Parade.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
More fault lines surfaced Thursday in the rancorous debate on how to overhaul Louisiana's public schools, with some superintendents predicting major problems for classrooms if the new rules take effect in August.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A key part of state Superintendent of Education John White's plan to overhaul public schools was criticized Wednesday by nine education and business groups, including traditional allies of White.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
RaeNell Billiot Houston, a former teacher who has served as an associate superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will take on the job of superintendent starting this summer, becoming the first African-American to hol…
Sunday, February 12, 2017
State education leaders, allies of Gov. John Bel Edwards and even teachers are embroiled in a dispute on just how far the state should go to trim testing in public schools.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Louisiana’s $2.3 billion collegiate nest egg is getting smaller because investments made by the endowments of most of the state’s public colleges just aren’t returning the dividends expected.
Krewe du Vieux rolled through the French Quarter Saturday, and it didn't disapppoint. Here are some of the best images from the parade with the the theme 'The Crass Menagerie.'
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Iranians told fellow students at an LSU rally Thursday that they’re unable to visit their families because of President Donald Trump’s ban on allowing nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries to enter the United States.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
After learning that LSU was looking into policy violations, the national office of Kappa Sigma purged members from the campus chapter in what it calls a “membership review.”
After months of arguments, a key state panel Wednesday agreed on a plan to revamp the way letter grades are assigned to public schools.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Most New Orleans area schools emerged unscathed after at least two tornadoes touched down in New Orleans East and Old Jefferson, schools officials said.
Betsy DeVos, who sparked strong divisions in Louisiana's education community, was narrowly confirmed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate to be education secretary.
Monday, February 06, 2017
A draft proposal by education leaders to trim TOPS aid would be a reason for students to avoid state schools, LSU Student Government President Zachary Faircloth said Monday.
State Superintendent of Education John White said Monday he is open to more changes in the long-running controversy over how Louisiana's public schools are graded.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
During his campaign, President Donald Trump’s answer to the populist demand for lower college tuition was for the universities to get up off their billions in endowments and aim some of that money towards lowering costs for students.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
In a classroom one recent weekday at St. Benilde Catholic School in Metairie, teacher Jennifer Kelly kept a group of children's eyes trained on her as she read aloud questions on an English worksheet.
The question of whether teachers can force the boards of charter schools in New Orleans to recognize their unions is likely headed to the courts.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Athanassios Nicholas "Thanassi" Yiannopoulos, a former LSU and Tulane University law professor who spent decades revising Louisiana's civil code, died Wednesday at Tulane Hospital. He was 88.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Louisiana university leaders Monday tried to calm fears of their international students in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order last week banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Scientists can start extracting DNA from the rare, often extinct, animal specimens collected over the centuries and preserved in jars of liquid at natural history museums around the world under a new system developed at LSU and Rutgers.
In a rerun of previous years, public school leaders are gearing up for crowded classrooms, program cuts and possible layoffs after learning that Gov. John Bel Edwards will recommend another freeze in basic state aid to public schools.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
The former St. Rose de Lima Church and School on Bayou Road, vacant for more than a decade, are a step closer to revival.
The 59-year-old Middleton Library that sits in the middle of The Quad at LSU would be demolished under plans presented Friday to the LSU Board of Supervisors.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Public colleges and universities are bracing for yet another cut to their budgets when legislators meet Friday to figure out how to close a $304 million gap in funding.
Federal agents on Wednesday raided the offices of a network of Los Angeles charter schools but the leader of Celerity Schools’ four Louisiana schools said he has had no contact with authorities.
Louisiana's longtime low rate of public high school seniors applying for federal college aid has suddenly shot up, the state Department of Education announced Thursday.
Saying he was moved to action after Jefferson Parish's public school system recently dropped by a letter grade in state rankings, Parish President Mike Yenni on Thursday announced the creation of a 17-member task force whose goal will be to help i…
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Update, 10 a.m. Thursday: Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni on Thursday released the names of the 17 people joining his administration's new task force on education. Read the full story here.
Despite lots of fanfare, Louisiana and other states allow public school teachers to be rated as "effective" even if students show insignificant academic growth, according to a national report released Wednesday morning.
The Louisiana Children’s Museum has secured the funding for its long-awaited move to City Park, a $45.5 million project expected to be complete by next year.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Amid state budget problems, Gov. John Bel Edwards next month will recommend a freeze in basic state aid for public schools, an aide to the governor said Tuesday.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Southern University at New Orleans will begin construction Wednesday on a four-story, $27 million natural sciences building on its Pontchartrain Park Campus, one of four new facilities the university expects to complete by 2019.
After more than a year of public hearings, forums and debates, key questions remain on just how the state plans to overhaul its public schools.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
New Orleans March to Center on Women's Rights, Human Rights, and Equality for All Women’s March New Orleans, Our Revolution, NOW Baton Rouge, and Millennials March join together and march in New Orleans Saturday.
Friday, January 20, 2017
State Superintendent of Education John White said Friday his department will ask the Louisiana's top school board to approve four charter schools similar to those whose state funding is in jeopardy.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Jefferson Parish School Board on Thursday tabled a proposal to call a special election April 29 at which voters would have been asked to approve a property tax increase and bond issue to finance $250 million in new or renovated school facilities.
Parents who packed a Jefferson Parish School Board meeting in Harvey on Thursday evening got at least some of what they wanted.
The Jefferson Parish Public School System threw out 145 standardized tests taken at Gretna Middle School and another 27 at J.D. Meisler Middle School last year after finding students were given special accommodations for which they were not eligible.
Revised teacher training may help address Louisiana's racial disparities in public schools suspensions and its rate of young students being tossed out of school, the leader of a state panel studying the issue said Thursday morning.