Livingston Parish has a new school board representative in former business executive Cecil Harris.
In what’s becoming something of a tradition for Louisiana governors entering their second term, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards last week weighed in on how to govern LSU, basically backing a move to upend the system put in place by his predecesso…
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board pumped the brakes on plans to shutter two elementary schools and eliminate Monday classes, amid overwhelming criticism from teachers and parents who told school leaders Thursday to find another way…
NEW ROADS — School leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish tonight will consider whether to close at least two schools and shorten the school week to four days amid efforts to solve a significant budget shortage.
Louisiana is doing a better job than most states in letting parents know how public schools are performing in the wake of a federal law that sparked major changes, a national review released Wednesday says.
The effort to get young children ready for school at an early age is getting a boost in Pointe Coupee and St. Helena parishes with a grant from the Diocese of Baton Rouge to expand enrollment.
A student at Lee High School in Baton Rouge who made an electronic threat over the weekend that prompted heightened security was arrested Tuesday for terrorizing, a spokeswoman with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
The Emerge School for Autism in Baton Rouge, which has lacked a permanent home since it opened in August 2018, is months away from moving into a new $2 million facility.
The world Jermaine Galloway sees is teeming with drugs, potential drugs and drug references. But it’s a world most other adults fail to notice.
Lee High School in Baton Rouge is bringing extra security onto campus Tuesday after a student made a threat electronically over the weekend.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said he wants to push teacher pay to the regional average over the next four years, but education groups aligned with the governor say it needs to happen much quicker.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has given an electrical repair company an industrial tax exemption even though work on its north Baton Rouge project was completed months ago — the key reason the board rejected two exemption requests last …
A new look at some very old microscopic bone fragments may have led to a new determination on the age of the earthen mounds on LSU's campus that Gov. Huey Long once took steps to preserve.
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday opted to keep President Mike Gaudet and Vice President Tramelle Howard as their leaders, but at least one board member objected, saying it’s time again for a black board president.
Louisiana's top school board Thursday began the hunt for a successor to state Superintendent of Education John White, the first search of its kind in at least two decades.
Mike Gaudet and Tramelle Howard are asking their fellow East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members to keep them for another year as board president and vice president, but at least one of them is facing opposition.
The state should spend $15 million more per year to ensure students are proficient in reading by the end of the third grade, which a state panel said is not the case today.
All public school employees in Central will soon find more money in their paychecks thanks to pay raises enacted last week.
Students and fans flocked to bars around LSU's campus, taking advantage of a delay to the spring semester Monday night as the Tigers faced off against Clemson in the College National Football Championship.
Although LSU is a slight favorite to defeat Clemson University on the football field Monday night, Clemson enjoys a wide lead in the classroom after a decade of crippling budget cuts to higher education in Louisiana.
LSU's Board of Supervisors canceled the first and second day of classes, Monday and Tuesday, because of the College Football Playoff national championship game.
Voters in Central will decide May 9 whether to greenlight $23 million worth of renovations to Central High School to modernize the 46-year-old suburban Baton Rouge campus.
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members expressed few concerns Thursday with a draft job application for anyone interested in becoming the next superintendent, but members of two local education groups did.
Livingston Parish’s school board will be led by former vice president David “Bo” Graham now that longtime board member Buddy Mincey has resigned to start a legislative career.
Louisiana’s top board overseeing higher education postponed Thursday consideration of new minimum admissions standards for the state’s 13 public four-year universities.
Many of Walker High School's students with special needs will get their first job at a PJ's coffee location on campus.
A search firm charged with finding candidates to replace outgoing Superintendent Warren Drake has given the East Baton Rouge School Board a draft of the job application and hopes to go live on Jan. 17.
State Superintendent of Education John White, who helped lead the state through sweeping changes in its public schools since 2012, told officials Wednesday he is leaving his post.
Hundreds of students stepped off school buses in West Baton Rouge Parish this week, returning from their holiday break to a newly built school equipped with sun-soaked classrooms and a gym that finally has air conditioning.
State Superintendent of Education John White is resigning his post, the president of Louisiana's top school board and others said Wednesday.
While funding and other key hurdles remain, members of a state task force Monday said eligible Louisiana high school students should have access to at least four classes for college credit without charge.
Deep red Louisiana is not necessarily where you’d expect someone to try to launch an art contest focused on the perils of climate change.
Public school enrollment has grown steadily in recent years throughout the multi-parish Baton Rouge metro area, with growth in suburban and charter schools offsetting losses in other urban and rural public schools.
Editors note: An earlier online version of this story incorrectly stated how many years Buddy Mincey had served as the Livingston Parish School Board's president. He was the president for one year, and the vice president for eight years.
Students at Glen Oaks High School will get job shadowing, internships and possibly even jobs at Baton Rouge General, thanks to a new partnership between the school and hospital.
Frequently mentioned as LSU’s next leader by internet bloggers and radio talk show hosts, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said finally that he’s interested in the job, though he won’t decide whether to apply until after the search proc…
When the first signs of a massive cyberattack became apparent in the Tangipahoa Parish School System’s computers, administrators thought it was something that could be handled quickly.
After years of fits and starts, 2020 may be the year for a major breakthrough in state aid for early childhood education.
The freezer aiLedouxle of a Walmart isn’t often thought of as a hub of education, heartwarming interactions or the development of social skills.
After years of uncertainty, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has finally agreed to allow children who’ve spent their elementary years immersed in Mandarin Chinese the chance to continue learning the language in middle school.
Three new schools are now under construction in Prairieville and set to open next school year to meet demand in the fastest-growing part of the parish, where Ascension Parish school officials hope to someday build a new high school.
The state is getting a $33 million competitive grant from the federal government to widen access to early childhood education, state officials announced Monday.
Hundreds of teachers, librarians and school counselors in Baton Rouge Parish public schools who earned high ratings on their most recent annual evaluations aren’t getting an extra $350 or $550 in performance pay because they missed 10 days or more…
A substitute bus driver in Baton Rouge was fired Thursday, accused of forcing a Southeast Middle School student off at a stop far from where the boy lives.
Police and school officials are investigating an accusation that two McKinley High employees became physical last week with at least one student.
Amid national arguments about free speech on college campuses, a Louisiana history instructor said students saved his job after a classroom controversy involving race.
The East Baton Rouge Parish school district may face budget cuts after it spent through roughly half of its financial reserves last year.
As she juggled classes, dance rehearsals, a part-time job and preparations for Southern University’s homecoming week, Gaybrielle Dixon squeezed in the time this fall to audition for a music video on campus.