The latest Tulane graduates celebrated the completion of their college career at Tulane University’s 184th commencement Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Jesmyn Ward’s novels confront you with the particulars of poverty and racism in the corner of Mississippi where the author grew up and still lives.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Faced with an outpouring of opposition from a near-capacity crowd at a meeting Thursday night, the St. Tammany Parish School Board backed away from a proposal to require uniforms next year for all of the school system's nearly 39,000 students.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Justin Bleker was 13 when he told a St. Tammany Parish jury that Dino Schwertz, the janitor at his Slidell elementary school, had raped him twice in the boys' bathroom. His testimony helped send Schwertz to prison for life.
Loyola University plans to impose its fifth round of layoffs in as many years, along with other cost-cutting measures, as the New Orleans school continues to struggle with a protracted slide in revenue.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The level of college enrollment among recent public-school graduates inched up in New Orleans last year but dipped slightly in Jefferson Parish.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Dr. Perry Gardner Rigby, who led the LSU medical centers in New Orleans and Shreveport as chancellor from 1985 to 1994, died Thursday at his home in New Orleans. He was 85.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Delisha Adams, a local middle school teacher, had stayed on top of all the details for her son’s graduation from Dillard University. The date had been on her calendar for nearly a year. She’d been in close touch with her son, Christian Thomas, to …
Friday, May 11, 2018
The St. Tammany Parish School Board will vote next week on security recommendations that would require students at all parish schools to wear uniforms and would add a resource officer and a mental health provider to each of its campuses, moves tha…
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The latest figures on public school graduation rates presented a mixed bag for the New Orleans metro area, with modest improvement in New Orleans, a dip in Jefferson Parish and no change in St. Tammany Parish.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
New Orleans and surrounding parishes landed five high schools in the top 10 statewide -- including the top 4 overall -- in a ranking from U.S. News and World Report, with Benjamin Franklin High School claiming the top spot.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is awarding scholarships of $2,500 each to 2,500 of the 15,000 finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, including eight from the New Orleans area. The number of winners named in each stat…
High school seniors from the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas captured 25 of the 30 Louisiana scholarships announced Wednesday, the second group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Saturday, May 05, 2018
An email sent by the Orleans Parish school district has charter school leaders trying to figure out how they’ll deal with an unexpected shortfall in funding.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Last month, the Jefferson Parish School Board agreed to pay $60,000 to a woman who sued the board, saying that it did not protect her from harassment by Cedric Floyd when he was the board's president.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
The battle between Einstein Charter Schools and the Orleans Parish School Board over transportation appeared to be over when yellow buses started running two weeks ago.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Orleans Parish school district’s plan to hire outside groups to run McDonogh 35 Senior High School is on hold after the district rejected all the applicants and has started looking for an administrator to oversee the school instead.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Four Baton Rouge high school seniors were among nine in Louisiana named in the first group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Monday, April 16, 2018
About a third of all students who applied to public schools in New Orleans couldn’t get one of their top choices for the coming school year, officials said Monday. It is the lowest match rate since officials launched a centralized school enrollmen…
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Zoë Dieringer says most of her fifth-grade classmates want to be athletes or veterinarians. She wants to be an astrophysicist.
St. Tammany Parish Schools Superintendent Trey Folse plans to present a revised cell phone policy to the School Board sometime before the start of the 2018-19 school year. The change would loosen the current policy that prohibits students from hav…
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Classes at St. Andrew the Apostle School in Algiers were cancelled Wednesday after an overnight break-in, according to a report from WWL-TV.
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted Tuesday night to approve a $60,000 settlement with a woman who had accused board member Cedric Floyd of harassment.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Heeding the repeated complaints of system employees, the Jefferson Parish School Board voted Tuesday night to give them a pay bonus — but with a catch.
Loyola University’s long budget crisis and the turmoil it caused have prompted many faculty and staff members to consider leaving the school, according to a recent survey.
Theodore Roosevelt Middle School Principal Eric Greely is back working in the Jefferson Parish school system, officials confirmed Tuesday.
Monday, April 09, 2018
BATON ROUGE - The Senate on Monday passed two bills that would create new TOPS awards, giving students a second chance to receive the popular scholarships. The bills are consistent with recommendations by the TOPS Task Force.
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
The head of Tulane University police, Joey Bishop, has resigned and other top officials have either resigned or been fired after an internal investigation, WWL-TV reported Tuesday.
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Arnold R. Hirsch, a historian and longtime University of New Orleans professor, died from complications of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body disease March 19 at his home in Oak Park, Illinois. He was 69.
Holy Cross School Headmaster Sean Martin is revamping his leadership team for the 2018-19 school year, granting administrators new titles and responsibilities at the Catholic boys school in Gentilly.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Three groups have expressed interest in participating in the Orleans Parish school district’s two-pronged plan to phase out McDonogh 35 Senior High School and open a new school of the same name in its place.
The Jefferson Parish School Board is expected to vote April 10 on whether to pay $60,000 to a former board secretary who filed a lawsuit alleging that she was harassed by board member Cedric Floyd.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
With a backdrop of blue-shirt-clad fifth-graders and an audience of interested educators and parish officials, Jefferson Parish Schools Superintendent Cade Brumley on Wednesday laid out a plan for his first 100 days on the job.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
A Covington woman has sued the St. Tammany Parish School Board, saying it failed to provide French immersion classes after she met all necessary requirements for the school system to begin the program.
Monday, March 26, 2018
New Jefferson Parish schools Superintendent Cade Brumley jumped right into the job Monday, visiting two schools before meeting with the district's principals and assembling his leadership team for a meeting on his first day at the helm of the stat…
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans high school is looking for seniors who were not able to graduate with their class because of Hurricane Katrina.
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.