When the Archdiocese of New Orleans' 2017-2018 school year starts, a slew of new presidents and principals will be on campuses across the area.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The University of New Orleans is a national leader in providing equal access to higher education for students from all income levels, according to a new report by the Brookings Institution.
Tulane University has been awarded more than $12 million by the National Institutes of Health to test a treatment and develop a vaccine for Lassa fever, a deadly viral hemorrhagic fever common in West Africa that infects more than 300,000 people a year.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
After nearly a decade of trying, Louisiana's public high school graduation rate has yet to hit 80 percent despite a state law that mandated doing so by 2014.
Friday, July 14, 2017
J. Kenneth Leithman, a core member of the group of "Young Turks" who modernized the operations of the Louisiana House of Representatives in the early 1970s, died Monday, July 10. He was 86.
Three years after controversial high-stakes tests ended for fourth- and eighth-graders, Louisiana's top school board is about to take another look at promotion policies for those students.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Public schools' scores on state exams in the New Orleans area mostly dipped in the third year of tougher state standards, data released Wednesday show.
Sunday, July 09, 2017
When Sophie B. Wright Charter School barred two homeless students from attending class this spring because they lacked uniforms, it wasn’t the first such incident at the school.
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Yehia Elkersh was 12 when he first heard the marching and chanting from the streets outside his family’s home in Alexandria, Egypt.
Friday, July 07, 2017
Now that they’ve had a chance to review the details, Louisiana’s public college officials are telling the 178 students from countries caught up in the president’s renewed travel ban to stay calm but mind the details.
Loyola University, which seemed to be recovering from its financial woes after a surge of students agreed to enroll this fall, announced Friday it will terminate or offer buyouts to 39 faculty and staff, its fourth round of cuts in as many years.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
A well-known teacher and basketball coach who worked at four schools in the New Orleans area was accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl while at Isidore Newman School in the early 1980s, according to a search warrant detailing the allegations.
Toni Pickett, a central office administrator for the Orleans Parish School Board, will take over this fall as principal at McDonogh 35 Senior High School, a school that has struggled to regain its academic footing after eliminating its admissions …
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
The New Orleans Health Department is trying to make it safer for children to get to school by teaching them about street safety, providing stipends to hire crossing guards and adding equipment like crosswalk signals.
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Saturday, July 01, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's public school classrooms will be required to teach cursive writing to students starting with the new school year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's ban on smoking in elementary and secondary school buildings has been expanded to include a campus' playgrounds, school buses and other school property.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Two alumni of Isidore Newman School recently told administrators they were sexually abused by two teachers at the elite private school decades ago, according to an email sent to the school community Thursday afternoon.
Eamon Michael Kelly, whose management skills and financial stewardship were credited with helping to improve Tulane University’s public image and national ranking during nearly two decades as its president, died Wednesday after complications from …
Monday, June 26, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday kicked off a $7.9 million project to fix up a north Baton Rouge vocational technical facility with the goal of better teaching industrial crafts for waiting jobs.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
In recent years, the officials in charge of public education in New Orleans have been able to claim steady progress, if not outright victory. Their position has been that the public school system, if not fixed, at least is improving.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Most of the 90,000 students who go to University of Louisiana System colleges will pay higher fees in the fall under a decision made Friday by the executive committee of the system's Board of Supervisors.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Without discussion, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved Thursday the contracts for two newly hired assistant basketball coaches.
Though some board members wanted more answers, the LSU Board of Supervisors gave President F. King Alexander authority Thursday to work out the details of a $3.4 million contract with a Las Vegas company to grow marijuana for medical purposes in L…
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The state Department of Education cited Sophie B. Wright Charter School recently for keeping two homeless students out of class for a month because they didn’t have school uniforms.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Backed by local donors, a group of St. Augustine High School alumni have purchased a recently created practice field close to the famed 7th Ward Catholic school.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Saying that quantifiable goals are key to moving the Jefferson Parish school system forward, a task force created by Parish President Mike Yenni presented five recommendations to school leaders Friday and vowed to reconvene in a year to see how th…
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Despite a last-ditch effort by some members to restrict the new school to two or three grades, the Jefferson Parish School Board voted Tuesday night to reopen the former Ralph J. Bunche Middle School as a K-5 elementary school.
A former substitute teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School has filed a lawsuit accusing the school of violating his right to free speech by firing him after a video circulated online showing an argument with a student over the teacher's use of a…
Monday, June 12, 2017
Southern University at New Orleans will begin construction Friday on a $21.2 million arts, humanities and social sciences building, one of four facilities slated to be built with federal recovery dollars by 2019.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
When the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center reopens this fall, an 86-acre classroom will be ready for a new generation of young ecologists and naturalists who have never seen this wetland forest in eastern New Orleans.
Sunday, June 04, 2017
After a tumultuous year at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, the Orleans Parish school system is bringing families some stability by reassigning founding Principal Lakeysha London to the school.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
A family feud between two grandsons of the Texas oil tycoon who married Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith threatens a $1 million donation earmarked for Tulane University, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New Orleans federal court.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board is likely to approve an application for the parish's first charter school Wednesday, several board members said.
Monday, May 29, 2017
In opening a new elementary school, the Jefferson Parish school system is about to redraw neighborhood attendance lines for hundreds of students, and as usual, the move has upset parents and put difficult choices before the system's board.
Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School, a small Catholic elementary school that plans to move from the Central Business District to Gentilly to more than double its size, is adding more administrators in preparation for that growth.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Stephen Watson is about to take the helm of the National WWII Museum, an institution that has grown into one of the city's premier attractions over the past decade.