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…
Brikinya McZeal is about to start taking college classes again, lured back to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 15 years after leaving by a new state push to boost the woeful number of adults in Louisiana with a college degree and the skill…
Louisiana's drive toward a key education target barely moved for the fourth consecutive year, according to figures released Thursday by the state Department of Education.
An LSU student testified Thursday he saw Matthew Naquin order Phi Delta Theta pledge Max Gruver to take a 10-second chug of hard liquor the night the 18-year-old Gruver died following a 2017 hazing ritual at the campus fraternity house.
School districts from the capitol region dominated the state rankings, but Zachary remained on top again on LEAP standardized tests, collectively showing high mastery in English, math and social studies, according to results released Thursday.
Matthew Naquin targeted Max Gruver the night the Phi Delta Theta pledge died of alcohol poisoning by peppering Gruver with questions during an initiation ritual and ordering him to chug hard liquor every time he gave a wrong answer, two LSU studen…
BAKER — The Baker School Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to terminate the district's contract with Tillage Construction, which has been working with the school system on disaster recovery, grants management, and construction planning on Baker High School …
Two former members of LSU’s now-banned Phi Delta Theta chapter testified Tuesday they saw an obnoxiously loud Matthew Naquin hand Max Gruver a bottle of 190-proof liquor and order him to chug from it the night the 18-year-old pledge died of alcoho…
At least 11 computers and three overhead projectors were stolen from Central Private School early Saturday, and the school says the image of the thief was caught on a security camera.
Potential jurors called for the high-profile trial of a former LSU student accused in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver were questioned Monday about their views on fraternity life, peer pressure, bullying, drink…
Max Gruver was one month into his first year of college at LSU when he died of alcohol poisoning in what authorities have described as a hazing ritual at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house.
Allegations that LSU fraternity pledge Max Gruver voluntarily drank alcohol and used marijuana the night he died in 2017 can be used by Matthew Naquin's lawyers at his upcoming trial in Gruver's hazing death, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.
The president of the nonprofit board that oversees Advantage Charter Academy in Baker is telling the for-profit company that runs the school it needs to change direction soon or the board will start looking for another operator.
A former LSU fraternity member accused in the 2017 hazing death of Max Gruver had obstructed justice during the criminal investigation by deleting hundreds of files from his own phone the same day a judge approved a search warrant for it, prosecut…
A summer basketball camp in Baton Rouge turned ugly Thursday afternoon when a 14-year-old punched an 8-year-old, leading to the arrest of the older boy, Baton Rouge Police reported.
A week after lawyers for an ex-LSU student filed a motion to throw out his indictment in the fatal 2017 hazing of fraternity pledge Max Gruver because younger people were kept off the grand jury that indicted him, prosecutors filed their own bill …
Just weeks after Louisiana lawmakers voted to increase early education funding, state Department of Education officials said that 1,400 more babies and toddlers will now receive funds through a sought-after child care program for low-income families.
A 16-year-old student from Baton Rouge was recently named the best in the U.S. at Microsoft Excel and he could earn even higher accolades at an international competition next month.
The two firms that have managed construction of Baton Rouge schools for years are waiving $559,000 in fees in exchange for a new five-year contract to manage a series of new school jobs through June 2014.
A former LSU student accused in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver wants his indictment thrown out because a computer glitch kept younger people off the grand jury that indicted him.
Pointe Coupee Parish high school seniors next year will begin having their graduation ceremonies across the river at LSU because there isn’t a venue in their home parish that's large enough to hold all the people.
At least five of the eight elected members of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education plan to seek another term, and all three of Gov. John Bel Edwards' appointees hope to return as well.
For more than two years, East Baton Rouge Parish school leaders have talked about closing a small middle school in Zion City and moving its 130 students less than a mile away to Glen Oaks High. The high school would instead become a middle-high school.
Of the more than 190 employees who lost their job positions in April due to staffing changes, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system is still trying to find spots for 92 of them.
Just like the Metro Council a week ago, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday easily approved a request from Super Insulation for a 10-year industrial tax break for a proposed $8.4 million expansion at its Baton Rouge facility.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday decided to put off for another month deciding whether or not to approve its $457 million general operating budget, but not before hearing concerns about cuts in instructional positions and money…
A former astronaut and a potential future astronaut joined a rocket engineer Thursday to check on 200 teachers learning how to improve their craft, particularly in areas of science and math.
Less than four years after authorizing the school, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Thursday to close Laurel Oaks Charter School in Baton Rouge.
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system appears to have figured out how to balance its books for the coming school year. But this balancing act is likely short-lived.
In a slap at LSU, a report presented Wednesday to the Louisiana Board of Regents spells out why LSU and other schools are supposed to limit the number of students admitted even though they failed to meet academic standards.
A committee of Louisiana's top school board Tuesday recommended revoking the charter for Laurel Oaks Charter School in Baton Rouge over concerns about the safety of students, questionable financial practices and other issues.
Louisiana leaders on Monday issued a call for the public’s help in completing a census of the state’s bat population. The goal is to avert a plague that has killed more than six million of the flying mammals in other parts of the country, but has …
A seven-member panel set up to find ways to finance a new bridge across the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge launched a hunt for a consultant Monday to lead the effort.
Thirty-one Baton Rouge area school administrators opted to spend part of their summer break this month visiting local businesses, learning how they operate so they can help prepare and connect students to potential employers.
A physical education teacher and track coach at Cristo Rey High School in Baton Rouge lost his life Friday afternoon after he was swept up in strong currents while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico on a vacation in Destin, Florida.