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.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Six weeks away from retiring as president and CEO of the National WWII Museum, Gordon “Nick” Mueller sat in his office above the ever-expanding Warehouse District complex, reminiscing about the journey that brought him there.
Friday, May 26, 2017
One of the smallest historically black colleges in the U.S. boasts a huge accomplishment: pound for pound, tiny Dillard University in New Orleans graduates more physics majors -- and, notably, more female physics majors -- than far bigger schools …
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Suspended Crescent Leadership Academy principal Nicholas Dean will not return to his post at the school, according to a statement sent out Thursday afternoon by Recovery School District Superintendent Kunjan Narechania said.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans residents may be warming to the idea of the local school board regaining control of the public schools it lost after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Amid tears, cheers and bouquets from family members and co-workers, the St. Tammany Parish School Board announced 14 new administrators at its May meeting, including two new high school principals.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The principal of an alternative school in New Orleans was asked to leave his post this week after he was pictured standing near a Confederate flag the morning before the city removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in downtown New Orleans.
Monday, May 22, 2017
On their last day before summer break, Mary D. Coghill Charter School teachers voted to unionize, triggering contract negotiations with the school’s board.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Life is all about football for Earnest Pate, 17, a rising senior at KIPP Renaissance High School and a football lineman who stands 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 330 pounds.
The St. Tammany Parish School Board has voted to refinance $14.5 million in general obligation bonds that pay for school construction and to reduce its its debt-service millage by 1 mill, moves that officials said will save taxpayers money.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Dame Helen Mirren has won an Oscar, a Tony and multiple Emmys, along with Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards. So, as the woman who once called the Academy Award the "crème de la crème of bulls***," she recently asked for the opportunity …
Friday, May 19, 2017
The Jefferson Parish School Board failed Thursday night to approve an application for a charter high school on the West Bank.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Surprising backers of one of the most unusual charter school proposals floated in the city, Orleans Parish Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis on Thursday recommended that the School Board deny an application to create New Harmony High, a new p…
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Unless they're named Indiana and wear a fedora, archaeologists typically don't attempt to solve historical mysteries in a single summer.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
For some New Orleans mothers, the Mother's Day celebrating began on Saturday. And for some, the celebration felt richer because there had been hard-fought struggles along the way.
Friday, May 12, 2017
As part of an ambitious expansion plan, New Orleans-based charter school operator Collegiate Academies has applied to open its first Jefferson Parish school in 2018, according to an application presented to the parish School Board.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A full-time substitute teacher at Ben Franklin High School stepped down this week after a video circulated that showed him using a racial slur in a heated exchange with a student, according to a report.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Another species of man lived alongside of us, modern humans, in Africa relatively recently, according to an international study in which LSU participated.
Sunday, May 07, 2017
Friday, May 05, 2017
A hard drive containing the personal information of 2,200 LSU Health New Orleans patients was stolen in March, and while police quickly made an arrest, the hard drive has not been recovered, the LSU Healthcare Network said Friday.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
After several years of shrinking student enrollment and relentless state budget cuts, Delgado Community College said Wednesday it is eliminating some academic programs and will probably have to lay off some of its 1,100 faculty members as part of …
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A New Orleans girl who fell asleep on the school bus Tuesday morning was later found wandering a street in Chalmette, where the bus driver had gone home after finishing his route and not noticing her, according to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Nearly a thousand students on the east bank of St. John the Baptist Parish can expect big changes this fall after the School Board approved a plan to reconfigure grades at two elementary schools.
Friday, April 21, 2017
St. Charles Parish voters will decide April 29 whether to renew a pair of property taxes that provide tens of millions of dollars a year for the parish School Board.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Most of the five remaining traditional public schools in New Orleans will be staying traditional — at least for now.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Roughly one out of five homeless or marginally housed young people in major cities throughout North America have been victims of human trafficking.
Monday, April 17, 2017
The main university fundraising arm on Monday named J. Bryan Benchoff to hold the dual role of president for the private LSU Foundation and vice president of institutional advancement for the LSU System.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Louisiana's tradition of paddling public school students includes those with disabilities, and Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to make the practice illegal.
The St. Tammany Parish School Board is calling on Jim Garvey to resign from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education over comments he made denigrating the state's letter grade system for ranking schools. It said that as recently as la…
Monday, April 10, 2017
Parents and other members of the public will have a chance Tuesday evening to weigh in on a proposal to turn New Orleans' five remaining traditional public schools into charters.
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is set to permanently revoke a teaching certificate for Kimberly Naquin, the Destrehan teacher who in March pleaded guilty to charges stemming from having sex with an underage student.
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Dr. Andrew Lackner, a decorated HIV/AIDS researcher and head of Tulane University's National Primate Research Center near Covington, died Saturday after a brief illness, school officials said. He was 57.
Monday, April 03, 2017
In a bipartisan but controversial push, two state lawmakers have filed bills that would make it harder for students to earn a Taylor Opportunity Program for Students award.
Despite detailed assurances from top state officials, an offer to set up a no-cost, high-speed internet network for cash-strapped public schools across Louisiana died recently amid conflicting claims on the merits of the plan.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Larry Lorenz, a former newsman who turned to teaching journalism while still practicing his craft part time, died at Touro Infirmary on Sunday morning, a day before his 80th birthday.
Friday, March 31, 2017
The board of supervisors for the Southern University System voted Friday to award posthumous degrees to two students who were killed on campus on campus in 1972.
Athletic renovations, budget cuts and limited use have given the death knell to the thousands of fish and plant research specimens housed at the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Museum of Natural History.
A Delgado Community College admissions counselor was arrested Thursday and accused of demanding sexual favors from a female student in return for reducing her tuition.