In a tiny room tucked behind the far side of the Port Allen Middle School gym, Chase Nyland-Square spends hours each week sorting crowded racks of clothes, putting the best ones forward for his classmates in need of something to wear.
Two Baton Rouge-based manufacturers are on track to land industrial tax exemptions for multi-million dollar expansions.
In a move long in the making, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday adopted standards for approving and renewing charter schools, standards higher than those used by the state, though not as high as first proposed.
Baker Heights and Bakerfield elementary schools, which share a campus, were briefly on lockdown Thursday afternoon "due to someone in the area with a weapon."
State Superintendent of Education John White won a satisfactory job evaluation Wednesday from Louisiana's top school board.
A school bus driver transporting a half-dozen students in West Baton Rouge Parish was struck by a car Wednesday morning after the bus driver appeared to run a red light.
Amid continuing controversy, state Superintendent of Education John White said Tuesday he hopes to begin talks this week to hire a new superintendent for the district that oversees the Louisiana School for the Deaf and the Louisiana School for the…
Looking once again to take advantage of low interest rates, the Central school system is planning to refinance millions of dollars in debt and pass along an estimated $130,000 in annual savings to taxpayers.
Livingston Parish Public Schools handed out water to students riding buses home Monday amid an intense heat wave that is driving heat indexes above 110 degrees across portions of south Louisiana.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says it temporarily shut down its operating network last week after indications of a possible ransomware attack.
Incumbents who hope to return to Louisiana's top school board say resolving the job future of state Superintendent of Education John White should be a top priority when the new board convenes in January.
Daniel Ross wants to learn how to code his own video games and doesn’t want to wait. So when it came time to select a high school, Baton Rouge’s newest high school, GEO Next Generation High, stood out. The 14-year-old was drawn in particular to it…
When doors open Friday, Livingston Parish school officials say, the number of students in classrooms will match or exceed the pre-2016 flood enrollment numbers for the first time.
Thirteen college students who spent the summer as interns in the administration of Gov. John Bel Edwards described their experiences Monday to the governor and others, including how to improve state operations.
Despite notable gains in key areas, Louisiana remains mired near the bottom nationally when it comes to public school achievement.
An unusual setup for the sale of a computer program — created by LSU employees and worth an estimated $50 million — put the daughter of an LSU Board of Supervisors member on both the board of the company contracted to make the sale and the univers…
Thousands of Louisiana's college students face a surprising change as they start courses this month and pay their registration bills: Their costs for attending class aren't rising.
The St. Amant High School Band, 255 members strong, will be providing half-time entertainment – broadcast live on NBC – when the New Orleans Saints play the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome on Sept. 29.
The East Baton Rouge Parish's proposed policy for charter schools will get some tweaking over the next two weeks before it goes to the School Board for a vote on Aug. 15.
Central Private School has purchased a 27.2-acre tract at the intersection of Joor and Gurney roads for nearly $1.1 million to build a new school later this year.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is considering requiring that its 10 charter schools maintain at least a C letter grade if they want renewal of their operating contracts, higher than the minimum D grade the state allows.
After 13 months of work, amid a lot of rain, the new Park Elementary is nearly ready to open when students return from summer break a week from now.
Jada Lewis, who represents a big part of the Baton Rouge area on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said Wednesday she will not seek a second term.
Tangipahoa Parish has become the latest victim in a series of cybersecurity attacks on Louisiana schools that prompted an emergency declaration and has officials scrambling to mitigate damage ahead of the school year starting next week.
A group of Livingston Parish parents and teachers troubled by what they perceive as inappropriate messages in their school district’s elementary English Language Arts curriculum has forced a review of the texts just weeks ahead of the new school year.
LSU Lab School has hired the founding principal of its crosstown sister institution, Mayfair Lab School, to oversee elementary grades.
Turmoil at the top of the prestigious LSU Lab School has shifted to court after its former elementary principal sued university officials, claiming they falsely accused her and another top administrator of trying to pocket money from an after-scho…
The new president of one of Louisiana's two teacher unions is a Baton Rouge special education teacher who will be out of the classroom next month for the first time in 13 years.
The LSU professor who helped ignite arguments around the school's new football locker room and other improvements said Tuesday the issue points up how athletics trumps academics in Louisiana.
LSU’s president recently blamed a former employee for botching the commercialization of a promising medical computer program.
Former Southern University band director Nathan Haymer used an unauthorized third party to collect public funds due to the school and then kept about $293,000 in possible violation of state and federal laws, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said …
In the late '50s and early '60s, Morgan Watson, like many teenagers at that time, became interested in space. But if someone had told him that in a few years he, an African-American from Tensas Parish, would be helping to test and design the rocke…
A month later than normal, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a general operating budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year that eliminates almost 300 jobs, a third of them from the classroom
While education achievement remains low, public school changes in Louisiana since 2012 could hold lessons for other states, according to a report by the Rand Corp.
As LSU is putting together its $562 million operating budget for the coming year, administrators have discovered they’ll probably come up about 3% short, but the Board of Supervisors wants to try to find the money elsewhere and not raise fees again.
Prominent civil rights attorney Robert Williams, best known for representing the original plaintiffs in a school desegregation case in East Baton Rouge Parish that stretched on for half a century, died Monday.
Moments after former LSU student and fraternity member Matthew Naquin was found guilty in the 2017 hazing death of Max Gruver, members of Gruver's family and the prosecution team spoke to reporters outside the courthouse.
An East Baton Rouge Parish jury has convicted a former LSU student and ex-Phi Delta Theta member of negligent homicide in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of 18-year-old fraternity pledge Max Gruver.
State Superintendent of Education John White told two U. S. House subcommittees Wednesday morning that Louisiana's overhaul of teacher training will provide major dividends.
A former LSU student and ex-Phi Delta Theta member was convicted of negligent homicide Wednesday in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of 18-year-old fraternity pledge Max Gruver.
Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against a former LSU student accused in the 2017 hazing death of Phi Delta Theta pledge Max Gruver after a toxicologist testified Gruver was a “walking dead man” by the end of that ill-fated night with a blood…
Despite enrollment declines after the August 2016 floods, Central is once again growing and will likely outgrow all of its public schools by 2030 or shortly thereafter, according to a new demographic study commissioned by the Central school district.
The former head of the East Baton Rouge Parish branch of the Louisiana Association of Educators is now president of the statewide group, officials said Tuesday.
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. on Monday announced 540 additional winners of scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.
The former pledge educator for Phi Delta Theta's now-banned LSU chapter testified Monday he had asked Matthew Naquin just two days before 18-year-old Max Gruver died of alcohol poisoning to tone down his interaction with the pledges, but Naquin br…