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…
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
The St. Tammany Parish School Board on Thursday night adopted a $419 million budget for 2017-18 that projects growth in tax revenues and provides about a 3 percent raise for all employees.
Dr. Raphael Cassimere Jr. spent nearly 40 years in the classrooms of the University of New Orleans, teaching American colonial history, American constitutional history and African-American history.
Friday, September 15, 2017
New Orleans voters will decide Oct. 14 whether to renew a trio of property taxes that provide nearly $40 million annually for local public schools.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Amid disparities in racial and other public school suspensions, a state panel Friday began debating how to change state laws and rules governing classroom discipline.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Tulane University recently opted to shutter its Madison, Mississippi satellite campus, but the city says it isn't yet done with the school.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted Tuesday night to set aside $75,000 to hire a public relations firm to help educate voters ahead of the Nov. 18 election, when the board is asking voters to consider a new 8.45-mill tax dedicated to teacher a…
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to rename the Marrero Academy for Advanced Studies after former board member Ray St. Pierre, who died in July.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Jefferson Parish School Board is hiring an attorney to look into allegations leveled against the district's superintendent by board member Cedric Floyd.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Tulane University and LSU alumni average six-figure salaries after they've compiled at least 10 years of experience, a new study shows.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Saturday, September 09, 2017
For the second time in a year, the Orleans Parish School Board has warned Robert Russa Moton Charter School that it has failed to identify students with disabilities and provide them with the extra help required by law.
Friday, September 08, 2017
Citing tremendous growth in the Mandeville and Madisonville areas, the St. Tammany Parish School Board has agreed to shift around $25 million to create additional classroom space at two schools in the southwestern part of the parish.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A mid-September conference on historically black colleges and universities remains on track, the White House said Wednesday, despite reports that it has been postponed.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
The loser in the bid to grow medical marijuana for LSU claims the winning company’s financial disclosures are full of “red flags” that could invite federal investigation and tarnish the university’s reputation, according to a three-page letter rel…
The University of New Orleans reported Tuesday that enrollment this fall is down slightly, by less than 1 percent, but the school's president said increases in the number of new freshmen and graduate students provided reason for optimism.
Monday, September 04, 2017
The Jefferson Parish School Board likely will ask parish voters for more money twice during this school year — once for its employees and once for buildings.
While a delicious repast might serve as a prelude to romance for humans, for female mosquitoes, a blood meal is an absolute necessity for reproduction. They must get their fill before they can lay eggs.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Friday, September 01, 2017
Though he hasn’t gotten a raise in five years, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White is the third highest paid public schools leader in the nation.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Jefferson Parish Schools in Grand Isle and Lafitte will remain closed Thursday as those communities continue to deal with effects from Tropical Storm Harvey.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
With Tropical Storm Harvey forecast to make landfall in southwest Louisiana on Wednesday, the system's potential impact in the New Orleans area is prompting schools to cancel class.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Nicholls State University President Bruce Murphy, like the heads of several public colleges in Louisiana, faces something of conundrum: Is he going to have to use tuition students pay for their education to cover overhead expenses for state government?
The Orleans Parish School Board will install filters to virtually eliminate lead in the water at all district-owned school buildings this fall, according to emails sent to school leaders Wednesday.
Friday, August 25, 2017
The license for a New Orleans Montessori school was revoked Friday after a 3-year-old student wandered away from the facility this month, according to the Louisiana Department of Education.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
So few college students are participating in Louisiana's annual survey on issues of violence and sexual assault that the state's top higher education board is suggesting the survey law should be changed.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The average cost of sending a student to an Archdiocesan elementary school in New Orleans is about $6,000 a year, according to an analysis of 2017-2018 tuition and fees from provided by the archdiocese's Office of Catholic Schools.
Almost a quarter of New Orleans-area Catholic high schools cost more than $10,000 annually to attend, with several others approaching that mark, according to figures recently released by the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Monday, August 21, 2017
When the nation's first coast-to-coast total eclipse since 1918 began to show up in New Orleans early Monday afternoon, 8-year-old John Oliver Steigner was ready.
Jefferson Parish School Board members said Monday they were caught off guard last week when one of their colleagues suggested that Superintendent Isaac Joseph should be suspended for "possible violations of state law and board policy."
Sunday, August 20, 2017
As the much-ballyhooed solar eclipse approaches at midday Monday, anxious viewers in southeast Louisiana will be keeping their eyes on the weather, as the National Weather Service predicts partly cloudy conditions and the possibility of rainstorms…
Saturday, August 19, 2017
For the first time in nine years, Louisiana lawmakers tapped the brakes in June and left higher education’s finances alone as they were approving the state budget.
Wearing loose-fitting purple and gold clothing for a steamy morning of schlepping his daughter’s belongings into her dorm, proud father Steven Procopio settled down Wednesday to jambalaya at an LSU Honors College picnic.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Louisiana needs a new state law to ensure that public school teachers undergo thorough criminal background checks, the president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Louisiana State Bond Commission last week gave authority to start seeking loans on the second phase of a massive LSU project that includes a mixed-use development on Nicholson Drive and tearing down 52-year-old Kirby Smith Hall dormitory.
White supremacist Richard Spencer isn't welcome on LSU's campus following violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
The Jefferson Parish School Board has selected Tiffany Kuhn, a school volunteer on the West Bank, as the interim replacement for longtime District 3 member Ray St. Pierre, who died last month.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
LSU President F. King Alexander was upbeat with the incoming students he helped move into their dorm rooms Wednesday, but he thinks enrollment at the state’s universities will remain lackluster.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Two elementary school principals involved in a failed bid during the spring to convert all of New Orleans’ remaining traditional schools to charters have filed the paperwork to make a second attempt.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Update, 8:40 a.m: All New Orleans public schools and all Roman Catholic private schools have announced closures for Thursday, Aug. 10.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
State officials released fresh evidence Wednesday that efforts to lift results at public schools in New Orleans have stalled, with high school test scores level or lower this year compared with last.