LSU is on the road to a return to normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic — but that destination is still a long way off.
As Louisiana ramps up administering vaccines against the novel coronavirus, K-12 schools in the state are beginning to wrestle with how they can get as many of their employees vaccinated as possible.
Wildwood Elementary School in Baton Rouge has shifted to 100% virtual instruction for the next two weeks thanks to the impact of the novel coronavirus on the school.
After a swift backlash, newly appointed East Baton Rouge Parish schools Superintendent Sito Narcisse pulled back Thursday from an immediate shakeup of the district office, asking the School Board to approve just four new job descriptions instead of 24.
A new report shows reading scores for Louisiana’s youngest students have plunged for three consecutive years, raising red flags over arguably the state’s top challenge for improving achievement in the classroom.
Despite a recent decline nationally, educators locally continue to worry about vaping among teenagers and the possibility that without adult vigilance youths will develop lifelong, health-threatening addictions.
Public school enrollment in Louisiana has dropped by 2.3% – nearly 17,000 students – during the coronavirus pandemic, state officials said Tuesday.
Dufrocq elementary school in Baton Rouge is joining a handful of other local schools that have shifted online temporarily due to a mix new cases and external exposure to the novel coronavirus.
A native of Long Island, N.Y, and the son of Haitian immigrants with no evident ties to Louisiana or work experience here has vaulted into the leadership of the state’s second largest school district.
Just hours after winning the job, newly appointed East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Sito Narcisse flew in from Washington D.C. and went on a whirlwind tour of a community he said he intends to learn quite well.
Sito Narcisse, chief of secondary schools in Washington, D.C., was chosen as East Baton Rouge Parish superintendent Thursday night, edging out the local favorite, interim Superintendent Adam Smith.
Interim Superintendent Adam Smith, who collapsed Friday night while answering questions about why he wants the job permanently, will resume his interrupted interview Thursday afternoon with the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
A Shreveport attorney announced Tuesday he will run for the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education post in northwest Louisiana being vacated by Tony Davis.
Leaders of Louisiana's public schools, colleges and universities are launching an ambitious program to remake high schools, end the "wasted" senior year and better prepare students for college or a career.
The three finalists for East Baton Rouge Parish school superintendent all spent time as “turnaround” principals charged with improving the operation and academic performance of low-performing schools.
Grambling State University President Rick Gallot recalled a stab of fear that shot through him when he saw Lee Hall on the campus of the school founded in 1901 to educate Black students forbidden from attending the state’s public institutions.
Adam Smith, interim superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system, fainted as he was speaking live at a town hall Friday afternoon, part of finalist interviews for the top job in the state's second-largest traditional school district.
Starting Monday, LSU Lab School will shift to virtual-only instruction for the next two weeks in its upper grades thanks to daily increases in the number of students testing positive for coronavirus and an increase in quarantines in general.
On Thursday, French teacher Djibril Coulibaly, 50, walked quietly out of the Pine Prairie Correctional Center and into an SUV driven by his cousin, Bissy Coumare.
Louisiana public schools will get $1.2 billion from the latest federal stimulus bill, about four times the amount schools landed last year to combat the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday appointed and reappointed 14 members of of the Louisiana Board of Regents, Southern University Board of Supervisors and the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.
The search for a new East Baton Rouge Parish schools superintendent reaches a crucial stage this week as the School Board interviews three finalists over three successive nights.
Christine Lattin, assistant professor at LSU and the principal investigator of the Lattin Lab, has dealt with PETA attacking her work since 2017.
A popular charter school in Baton Rouge is pushing ahead with implementing higher standards for promoting its students to the next grade after a recent favorable legal opinion from the state Attorney General.
A small Baton Rouge alternative school for students with disciplinary problems is vacating the run down former elementary school it’s long occupied in Scotlandville and will share space during the spring semester with another still-to-determined d…
As it prepares to make major renovations and additions to its lone high school, the Central school district is testing out a building process it has not used before.
LSU’s faculty is considering a resolution asking university officials to require future students, in order to graduate, to successfully complete a course focusing on African American contributions to Louisiana and America.
Embattled East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Connie Bernard has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from her 2018 arrest at a teen party in her neighborhood, avoiding a trial that had been set for next month.
LSU and other public colleges and universities are set to get $268 million from the latest federal stimulus bill, up 82% from what schools got earlier this year, officials said Wednesday.
State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley, who just passed the six-month mark on the job, is winning praise even from some education groups that were less than enthusiastic about his selection.
Louisiana public schools and colleges and universities are in line to get a new round of aid from the latest federal stimulus package after landing $484 million earlier this year.
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is entering into negotiations to buy up to 46 acres of land just west of the intersection of I-10 and Siegen Lane, land that could become home to the first new neighborhood public schools in southeast Bato…
Braving the cold temperatures, at least for Louisiana, LSU graduated its largest fall class ever under clear skies during an in person, outdoor ceremony Friday.
The field for top leader of East Baton Rouge Parish public schools shrank significantly Thursday night when the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board agreed to invite three candidates back for interviews.
The deadline for families of East Baton Rouge Parish schoolchildren to sign up for special home delivery of school meals for the Christmas break has been pushed back to noon Friday, nearly a day later than the one originally set.
A program aimed at retraining 5,000 workers who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic should reach its target by April, a top official of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System said Thursday.
Louisiana's top school board Wednesday elected its first all-female slate of officers for the first time in the board's 46-year history.
State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley said Tuesday he has asked top state health officials to prioritize Louisiana's roughly 166,000 teachers and support staff for getting the coronavirus vaccine.
A proposal to move a small Baton Rouge alternative school for pupils with disciplinary problems from its current dilapidated campus to another dilapidated campus 2 miles away has renewed a debate about the sometimes shabby treatment of such school…
Spread out on one side of the football stadium and wearing masks under overcast skies, about 450 Southern University Baton Rouge students Friday received their degrees at an outdoor, in-person college commencement ceremony.
Mentorship Academy in downtown Baton Rouge shifted to 100% virtual online Friday until the end of the fall semester thanks to a new positive case of the novel coronavirus "that could impact students and staff" across the campus.
A handful of schools in the Baton Rouge area are once again closing their doors and sending children home to learn remotely as the novel coronavirus surges through the local community and finds its way into more and more campuses.
State health officials Monday gave public schools and others the go ahead to relax quarantine rules during the coronavirus pandemic after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened its guidelines.
LSU's interim President Tom Galligan will answer questions about the school's coronavirus response, spring semester and more on Monday afternoon.
When it comes to pay, public school teachers in Louisiana are better than average at the start and then plummet in the rankings for the rest of their careers.
Even as many students decided not to take Advanced Placement exams last summer amid difficulties posed by the coronavirus pandemic, more Louisiana students earned scores of 3 and above this year than in years past — good enough to make them eligib…
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is nearing agreement on buying land to build one or more schools in or near the school-scarce area of the parish set to become the City of St. George.
Nearly two hours passed in the LSU Board Supervisors' meeting Friday before the first mention was made of the sexual assault scandal on the LSU-Baton Rouge campus.
Livingston Parish School System Superintendent Joe Murphy is self-isolating at home and "is successfully managing his symptoms," the system said Friday.
Amid complaints, state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley said Friday he has asked Louisiana health officials to allow public schools to adopt new federal guidelines that would trim the time students are quarantined because of contact tracing.
Of the 21 individuals who have applied to become the next leader of Baton Rouge public schools, five have earned the recommendation of the Austin-based consulting firm leading the search.