Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Not only did Louisiana's lone residential high school weather its name change after an angry legislative battle last year.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
The search for Loyola University’s next president, a leader counted on to put the Uptown institution on a stronger financial footing, has kicked into high gear, with officials hoping to name that person by May.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
It took the Jefferson Parish School Board less than five minutes Thursday to officially begin the process of firing Superintendent Isaac Joseph and searching for a replacement to lead the state's largest school system.
The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students would undergo sweeping changes under a plan unveiled Thursday by the chairman of a legislative task force studying the issue.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
The Jefferson Parish School Board has called a special meeting Thursday to begin the process of removing Superintendent Isaac Joseph, board President Mark Morgan confirmed Tuesday.
Monday, January 08, 2018
Three deans at Tulane University will resign from their posts at the end of the academic year and eventually return to teaching, a move Tulane President Michael Fitts said is part of the university’s ongoing push to reimagine itself and recruit ne…
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Einstein Charter Schools circumvented the city’s centralized enrollment system this fall by signing up students on its own, which the Orleans Parish School Board says violates its policies.
Saturday, January 06, 2018
A newly rebuilt Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School in LaPlace is scheduled to welcome students again Monday, more than five years after Hurricane Isaac destroyed the building and left students scattered among other campuses.
Friday, January 05, 2018
A Southern University System vice president was placed on paid administrative leave this week, following a complaint that he sexually harassed a former employee.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Public school students St. John the Baptist Parish will get another day off Friday thanks to freezing temperatures, with officials citing problems keeping water pressure in the parish high enough.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
LSU's now-defunct Phi Delta Theta house had security cameras placed inside and outside of the house, but they were not working the night Maxwell Gruver died, a national fraternity spokesman told The Advocate.
St. John the Baptist Parish public schools will be closed Thursday because of water pressure issues, Supt. Kevin George said.
The Rev. Thomas Chambers, who led a successful turnaround effort at what is now the University of Holy Cross in Algiers starting in the late 1980s, died Tuesday. He was 83.
Monday, January 01, 2018
Green bookshelves are stacked to the ceiling with a menagerie of preserved fish in large glass jars: a pocket shark from Florida, dogfish from Somalia, minnows from Pearl River and hammerhead sharks from Florida.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Fifty years ago, Reggie Laurent walked into Salmen High School for the first time.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Shoring up the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students financially has wide support on a legislative task force but how to do so remains elusive, the chairman of the panel said Thursday.
Friday, December 22, 2017
After nine freezes in the past 10 years, news that basic state aid for public schools may be frozen yet again is sparking both resignation and worry among Louisiana superintendents.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Two advocacy groups have taken legal action in Orleans Parish Civil District Court against the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts over the expulsions of two students seen on campus surveillance video smoking what appeared to be — but what they s…
Monday, December 18, 2017
An initiative that provides internships for New Orleans public high school students is getting a notable boost from the city, which has committed $1.1 million to provide work for hundreds of young people over the next three years.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Having failed by fewer than 500 votes to pass a tax increase at last month's election, the Jefferson Parish School Board is set to debate two other measures asking residents for a tax hike to fund raises for public school teachers and other employees.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Three underperforming charter schools in New Orleans are just one step from being forced to close in 2018 after a state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education committee voted unanimously Monday against renewing their charters.
Now that Confederate names have been stripped from one LSU street and two buildings are slated to be torn down, a coalition of student groups wants to change the names on two of the more prominent buildings on the Baton Rouge campus.
Baton Rouge residents earned more than $163,000 by renting their homes out on Airbnb during LSU's six home football game weekends this season, the company said in a news release Monday.
This year could go down as one of the deadliest in modern history for college campus deaths related to fraternities, with highly publicized deaths prompting a nationwide evaluation of Greek life, hazing expert Walter Kimbrough said Monday.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
After a timeout in August, the Louisiana Board of Regents is set Monday to consider tightening the rules on how high school students can earn college credit, without unduly curbing access to the popular classes.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system plans to install GPS tracking devices on its fleet of 575 buses, providing real-time information about where those buses are at any moment and what they are doing.
Friday, December 08, 2017
Tulane University has collected more than 60 percent of a $1.3 billion fundraising goal after six years of privately soliciting donations, officials said Friday — a triumph for a private university that faced multimillion-dollar deficits as recent…
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Two research dogs were recently killed after being accidentally exposed to a toxic chemical in what appears to be LSU’s fourth incident involving lab animals.
Jefferson Parish School Superintendent Isaac Joseph is unlikely to have his contract renewed when it expires at the end of June, according to School Board members who spoke to The Advocate.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Male LSU faculty earn substantially more — $20,000 to $30,000 in some cases depending on the college where they work — than females of the same rank, according to the early findings of a study that compares salaries of the flagship’s nearly 1,300 …
The principal at Theodore Roosevelt Middle School in Kenner has been placed on leave after an allegation of sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday.
Monday, December 04, 2017
A Metairie lawyer has affirmed the Jefferson Parish school system's decision to fire former John Ehret High School Assistant Principal Corey Lambert Sr.
Black and low-income students in New Orleans public school are more likely to be taught by rookie teachers than are their white, higher-income peers, according to a report released Monday by the Urban League of Louisiana.
The Orleans Parish School Board has sued Einstein Charter Schools, arguing that the charter group is violating the school district's policy by refusing to provide busing for elementary school students.
Sunday, December 03, 2017
In nearly six years on the job, state Superintendent of Education John White has battled two governors, teacher unions and an assortment of angry state lawmakers.
Friday, December 01, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Raising the required grade point average for high school students to qualify for TOPS would have a significant impact on the number of students who get the aid, according to figures provided Thursday morning to a legislative committee.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The Louisiana Board of Regents plans to hire a new commissioner of higher education in early April 2018, officials said Tuesday.
Monday, November 27, 2017
LSU on Monday changed the name of the street in front of the African American Cultural Center from one remembering a Confederate admiral to one honoring all military veterans.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Tulane University's Cowen Institute will launch a new research initiative aimed at helping more New Orleans public school graduates — especially those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged — enter and complete college, officials said.
State rankings for most New Orleans schools are on a three-year slide, with 65 percent of the schools dropping from 2014 to 2017.