An LSU physicist wants to play a little Indiana Jones on the university’s hi-tech machinery.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
A little-noticed provision in the federal tax cut bill would provide a tax break for families of private school students, and Louisiana lawmakers are moving to take advantage of the offer.
Friday, March 16, 2018
LSU has the largest applicant pool in its history and the university’s board of supervisors approved three new scholarships to entice those students to enroll for the fall semester.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Two St. Tammany Parish students, both juveniles, were arrested Thursday after they made threatening statements on social media about plans to do harm at their schools, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
Students at Woodland West Elementary School in Harvey were evacuated this morning due to a suspected gas leak, a school system spokeswoman confirmed.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Thousands of students across the New Orleans area walked out of their classrooms Wednesday, joining their peers nationwide in calling for lawmakers to take action against gun violence a month after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 …
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Students from around New Orleans will conduct a walkout Thursday in protest of gun laws and to honor the 17 people killed during a mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Cade Brumley is going to make $269,000 in his first year at the helm of Jefferson Parish's public schools, and if Tuesday's School Board meeting is any indication, it might not be enough.
The Louisiana Supreme Court sided with charter school backers Tuesday in a lawsuit that had threatened state aid for about 18,000 students.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Thousands of students were told to stay home and others were warned not to leave their dorm rooms on Monday as police hunted for the latest person to threaten a mass shooting at an area school, this time at the sprawling University of New Orleans campus.
New Orleans public school officials are battling the Federal Emergency Management Agency for another $50 million or so in rebuilding money, asking a federal judge to void a recent decision by an arbitration panel that went against the local school…
The massive fireball that shot hundreds of feet into the air above Chalmette late Saturday night was caused by excess waste chemicals being shunted into a single flare, state officials said Monday.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Incoming Jefferson Parish School Superintendent Cade Brumley will earn about $60,000 more per year than his predecessor if his proposed contract is approved by the School Board on Tuesday.
In the wake of last month's mass school shooting in Florida and numerous threats against area schools, the Orleans Parish School Board has entered into a partnership with the New Orleans Police Department to prepare school staff members for possib…
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Alexander P. Tureaud Jr. couldn't sleep, so he sat on a bench on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, where he had become the first black undergraduate student until school officials and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals forced him out.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Even today, the student body at Xavier University in New Orleans reflects the Great Migration, the exodus of millions of African-Americans from Louisiana and other Deep South states between 1915 and 1970.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
A Civil District Court judge has ordered the Orleans Parish School Board to pay about $12 million to 1,433 former students who attended a school built on a hazardous landfill decades ago.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday he will support legislation that would reduce the value of student test results in teacher evaluations and make it easier for teachers to earn a form of job protection called tenure.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted this week to limit board members' travel spending to $3,000 each per year, a few weeks after it was reported that some members spent tens of thousands of dollars on travel over a three-year period.
The Louisiana School for the Deaf suffers from low morale among students and staff, is implementing changes without a clear plan and some staff members lack the skills needed to help students, according to a report released Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Cade Brumley may have earned a stellar reputation as the superintendent of schools in DeSoto Parish, but he hasn't won over everyone in Jefferson Parish just yet.
Incoming Jefferson Parish Public School Superintendent Cade Brumley answered many questions during his public interview with the School Board on Monday, but his response to one query in particular may have caught the interest of many parents and s…
Monday, March 05, 2018
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted 9-0 Monday night to hire DeSoto Parish Public School Superintendent Cade Brumley to head Jefferson’s school system, pending the successful negotiation of a contract.
Sunday, March 04, 2018
The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics has elected the associate dean for research at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine as its next leader.
Saturday, March 03, 2018
The building that houses Alice M. Harte Elementary Charter School in Algiers, which opened just a few years ago, is ringed by a tall, black metal fence.
Friday, March 02, 2018
Before the month is over, Cade Brumley may by the next superintendent of public schools in Jefferson Parish, the biggest district in the state.
Tulane University celebrated the completion of a $35 million renovation of its Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex on Friday, just days after construction crews began work on a three-story, $55 million dining hall and "gathering space" on the Upt…
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
A problem with his "paperwork" led Glenn Mayeaux to withdraw his name this week from consideration to be the next superintendent of Jefferson Parish schools, he said.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office arrested three students Tuesday for making threats at two Slidell-area junior high schools — the latest in a rash of arrests of students across the metro area accused of making threats following the deadly s…
A dispute on whether state officials should have routine access to video recordings in early learning centers is about to heat up again.
New Orleans prosecutors won't pursue charges against two Treme schoolteachers who were arrested last year and accused of failing to notify authorities after discovering video showing a student being forced to perform a sex act.
An anonymous donor has given the University of New Orleans $1 million to pay for renovating three chemistry laboratories and purchasing new equipment.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
The Jefferson Parish Public School System is the state's largest, with nearly 50,000 students and some 7,000 employees. But as of Friday, only two people had expressed an interest in leading it.
Police presence was increased at Hahnville High School Friday morning after officials were made aware of an unsubstantiated social media threat.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
One student in Jefferson Parish allegedly turned up in a picture on social media next to the caption, “future school shooter.”
A key education group Thursday recommended a $40 million increase in state aid for public schools, the second such endorsement this week.
Several parents at Helen Cox High School in Harvey could be seen picking children up from school Thursday morning, but the threat in question has already been debunked, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Cade Brumley, the man widely considered the favorite to be the next superintendent of Jefferson Parish schools, confirmed Tuesday that he has applied for the job.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Average public school teacher salaries in Louisiana finally reached the regional average in 2007, a breakthrough that was celebrated by politicians, education groups and others.
Friday, February 16, 2018
No one disputes that Tulane University’s latest student survey on the prevalence of campus sexual misconduct laid bare a problem that was starkly worse than some may have expected.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
A task force studying the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students declined to line up behind any sweeping changes because of a glaring lack of agreement on the panel, lawmakers and others said.
Friday, February 09, 2018
Three historically black universities in New Orleans that have struggled in recent years with tight finances will see roughly $330 million in post-Katrina debt they owe to the federal government wiped away under a provision tucked into a massive b…
Thursday, February 08, 2018
The Orleans Parish school district is looking for a private operator to phase out McDonogh 35 Senior High School this fall, and it wants another firm to open a new school in its place with the same name, mascot and colors.