Newly released data shows that K-12 schools in St. Tammany Parish are tops in the state in having the most cases of coronavirus of any parish in Louisiana. Small Jackson Parish in north Louisiana, though, is seeing the highest prevalence of the vi…
When Alexander “A.P.” Tureaud Jr. stepped onto LSU's campus nearly seven decades ago, he was met with hostility as the university's first and only Black undergraduate student at that time.
LSU on Friday announced changes to its academic calendar for the fall and spring, including making its fall graduation ceremony strictly virtual in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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A day before an LSU search committee was set to take up whether to split up the top post at the university into two jobs--a president and a chancellor – Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday said he prefers a single leader for the flagship university…
Like the state as a whole, the class of 2020 that recently graduated from high schools in the Baton Rouge region fared as badly on the ACT college placement exam as they have since the test became mandatory seven years ago.
Noel Hammatt, best known for the 16 years he served on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, died Friday afternoon at age 62 after a short bout with brain cancer.
Just four months after finishing one search, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is starting a second one, hunting yet again for someone to lead the state’s second largest traditional school system.
After nearly five hours of debate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday voted unanimously to promote top administrator Adam Smith to take over as interim superintendent until the board can find a permanent replacement for Leslie Br…
Liberty High, fresh off controversy after changing its name so it’s no longer associated with a Confederate general, has a new controversy with racial overtones and its principal is now on paid leave as a result.
LSU student leaders are calling for mandatory coronavirus testing among students in a push to allow for student organizations to safely hold events and gatherings.
Schools in Metairie and Natchitoches rank at the top of the list for average ACT scores for the class of 2020, data released by the Louisiana Dept. of Education shows.
The LSU Board of Supervisors, who initially were going to start looking for a new leader after Christmas, finally announced Thursday they’ll start looking to permanently replace F. King Alexander, who moved to head Oregon State University last year.
Setting off alarm bells, Louisiana's score on a test of college readiness called the ACT fell for the third consecutive year and is the lowest since 2013, officials said Wednesday.
A committee of Louisiana's top school board voted Tuesday to ask the Legislature to keep state aid for two Lake Charles area school districts heavily damaged by Hurricane Laura at 90% of their original allocation even though many students have fle…
With hours before Hurricane Delta tears through the state, Baton Rouge-area parishes made last-minute preparations Thursday to brace for destructive winds and potential flooding, as officials warned people not to become complacent following severa…
With her health on a swift decline, newly appointed East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent Leslie Brown has decided to resign from the job she’s held for just two months.
About 11% of the teachers in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools opted to take Monday off, protesting what they view as the substandard sanitation of schools amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Five Baton Rouge public schools will close Monday due to too many staff members planning to take the day off, but the rest of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system plans to continue to have school that day.
The decision to send Woodlawn High School’s entire football team and coaching staff home to spend two weeks in quarantine — on the eve of the first first game of the season — was made around dinner time Thursday, but it was a decision that was bui…
Two routine construction items prompted an unlikely amount of debate Thursday as East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members pressed for more attention for pet projects of their own.
Senate Education Committee Chairman Cleo Fields on Thursday accused the executive director of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association of operating in an "ivory tower" after he declined to reveal his salary.
Skeptical members of two House committees Wednesday grilled Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration on reasons behind economic and other restrictions aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic, amid warnings by health leaders that a resurgence is all…
Longtime Baker Schools Superintendent Herman Brister Sr. has resigned, leaving in doubt who will replace him in leading the suburban Baton Rouge school district.
Property owners in East Baton Rouge Parish will get a tax break this year after the parish school system inadvertently waited too long to decide whether to keep the rates where they were.
The gap between average pay for teachers in Louisiana and the Southern regional average shot up by 74% in the past year, according to the latest snapshot released Tuesday.
Martin Johnson, a longtime trainer of young reporters and editors who two years ago was named dean at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication, has died. He was 50.
LSU officials plan to promote greater mask-wearing inside Tiger Stadium following Saturday's football home opener that disappointed state leaders, not because of the final score but because not all fans in the stands kept their masks on.
A teacher union wants East Baton Rouge Parish public school employees to take a day off next Monday in an effort to close down schools and compel better cleaning and sanitizing of school buildings to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
A bat colony recently took up residence in the ceiling tiles of one of the buildings at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, forcing the educators who work in the building to telework from home. School officials, however, say the building has been…
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is joining with LSU and Southern University to connect local students to career opportunities through internships.
Weeks after Pointe Coupee Parish public school teachers staged sickouts and stayed away from their classrooms to press their claim that the School Board had failed to deliver on a promised pay raise, the board voted during an emotional meeting Thu…
The Southern University Human Jukebox has been a staple in Baton Rouge since its inception in 1947. But, for the first time since then, the marching band is silent on the football field after the Southwestern Athletic Conference canceled the 2020 …
Two Baton Rouge Catholic schools, Catholic High and St. Jude the Apostle, are among 10 Louisiana schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools, the nation’s highest such honor.
A total of 5,782 teachers in Louisiana left the profession -- 12% -- and the largest portion did so within five years of starting the job, according to the state Department of Education.
Dozens of teachers in Livingston Parish called in sick Wednesday in a protest targeting the school board and administrators over the district's reopening plans.
Louisiana's efforts to fight the coronavirus — particularly mask-wearing and social distancing — are saving lives, a top White House health official said during a visit to LSU Wednesday.
Four Baton Rouge teenagers recently started ninth grade at Broadmoor High, and at the same time they enrolled in college.
When colleges around the country closed down earlier this year to slow the coronavirus contagion, higher education officials fretted that fall enrollment numbers would drop significantly. Many launched task forces to calculate just what that would…
Less than two months on the job, East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent Leslie M. Brown is taking immediate, emergency medical leave.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will wait a month before setting property tax rates for this year while it clarifies whether lowering those rates now would bar it from increasing them in the future.
The state will rely on the results of the 2018-19 school report cards to show how classrooms are faring since key tests were canceled earlier this year for 2019-20, state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley said Monday morning.
Louisiana's community and technical colleges are launching a program aimed at retraining 5,000 people who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic for high demand positions that pay around $50,000 per year.
Southern University has signed onto a mentoring program with aerospace giant Boeing that will get students involved in work with NASA on the program that will send astronauts into space.
A debate about whether a popular charter school in Baton Rouge can adopt higher standards for promoting its students to the next grade is being put off a month so East Baton Rouge Parish school leaders can seek a legal opinion from the state Attor…
A Baton Rouge woman accused of pointing a gun at a driver on her flooded street in July has been charged by prosecutors with aggravated assault with a firearm.
Many LSU students who walked into The 5 Dining Hall over the last few years were greeted by an enthusiastic “Hey baby!” from Joyce “Mimi” McKnight.
The Lake Charles public school system sustained about $300 million in damages when Hurricane Laura struck southwest Louisiana on Aug. 27, education officials said Wednesday.
The carpool lane at Wildwood Elementary was packed Monday with vehicles stretching around the block filled with children who for the first time since March 11 being dropped off for in-person classes.
The following schools in the Baton Rouge area have = announced closures or changes to their schedules due to Hurricane Sally.
Louisiana is loosening an array of coronavirus restrictions in advancing to the Phase 3 reopening of the state’s economy, but it’s unclear based on the limited data that’s publicly available how much success K-12 schools have had thus far in keepi…