As it readies to start spending millions on improving its lowest-performing schools, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board received a lot of advice about what to do and what not to do.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The state plans to add an endorsement on high school diplomas for students who complete a certain set of math, science, engineering and other classes, officials said Wednesday.
Monday, July 16, 2018
The Central School Board on Monday put off for now a proposal to allow some school employees to drive Cincinnati-based First Student buses, a move that would codify an informal arrangement already occurring.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Repairing and updating computers is not your typical summer job. And the part-time pay of $10 an hour isn't typical either.
A panel charged with implementing changes to fraternities and sororities at LSU after the death of student Max Gruver has finished its work, school officials announced Monday.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
LSU President F. King Alexander remains the highest-paid president of a public university in Louisiana and collects more than the national average, according to a report released Sunday.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
A former LSU student charged with negligent homicide in the Sept. 14 alcohol-related hazing death of freshman fraternity pledge Max Gruver was told just days before the fatal incident to tone down his interaction with pledges, a recent court filin…
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board tentatively agreed Thursday to start spending some of the $2.2 million in federal funds it was awarded last month to help improve classroom instruction at 32 of its lowest-performing schools.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The state has replaced the director of the Louisiana School for the Deaf in Baton Rouge after a report earlier this year blasted school operations, officials said Wednesday.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Once again, Zachary came out on top in Louisiana on the LEAP standardized tests, collectively showing high mastery in English, math and social studies, according to results released Tuesday.
Barely changed from last year, about one out of three public school students in 2018 reached Louisiana's latest target for educational achievement, according to results released Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Louisiana's statewide 2017-2018 LEAP test score results show about one in three students achieved the new benchmark -- mastery -- in math, English and science, a similar percentage to last year, according to results released Tuesday morning.
Sunday, July 08, 2018
Just a few years ago, Louisiana trailed much of the nation in the number of high school seniors seeking college aid.
Saturday, July 07, 2018
East Baton Rouge Parish school employees won a modest pay increase last month without having to resort to walkouts like those seen nationwide, though the former head of a local teacher’s union says it would be incorrect to call the extra pay a raise.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
It took a couple of tries, but Southern University on Thursday became the second higher education institution to raise fees in the past week.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
All but a few buildings at Southern University spent part of Tuesday without power, sending summer school residents and summer camp participants off campus while workers replaced part of a deteriorated electrical pole and replaced damaged wiring.
Monday, July 02, 2018
Southern University's Baton Rouge campuses will be closed on Tuesday for a planned outage so that electricity provider Entergy can make a repair at the substation that feeds the campus. Also, a permanent repair will be made to the switch gear that…
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Six public schools under construction in Baton Rouge are set to open in August, in time for the start of the 2018-19 school year.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
This fall, the West Baton Rouge Parish School District will become the first district in the state to launch a national curriculum-based program called Educators Rising, geared toward grooming the next generation of teachers.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The leaders of Louisiana’s two teachers unions downplayed the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Wednesday seen as a major setback for organized labor.
Monday, June 25, 2018
DENHAM SPRINGS — For a lot of high school kids, you couldn't pay them to go to summer school. In Livingston Parish and other parishes, not only can you pay them, you can give them classroom credit and job skills, too.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge is adding aquaponics, a marriage of aquaculture and hydroponics, to its list of electives this fall after a fanfare-filled tryout last year at a nearby feeder school, Brookstown Middle.
Friday, June 22, 2018
In his third annual evaluation since taking over as East Baton Rouge Parish school superintendent in 2015, Warren Drake has once again received good marks, though they were down a bit from the scores he was given for his first two years.
Former Scotlandville High School principal Calvin Nicholas should not have been fired in 2015 for using a stick to break up a student fight, a state appeals court ruled Friday.
A year after being warned it could lose a vital accreditation needed to receive federal grants, Southern University in Baton Rouge announced Friday that it addressed all of the concerns and has been removed from the list of sanctioned schools.
A top official of the state Department of Education is leaving to become chief of staff for the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Friday morning.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
As the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a $473 million spending plan for next year, two sets of interest groups showed up in force, one pressing for employee pay raises while another pushing for improvements to…
Brookstown Middle School Principal James Smith, who resigned earlier this year from his part-time job as head coach of Southern University's cheerleading squad amid sexual misconduct allegations, is suing the university to obtain the records of it…
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will be voting on a $473 million spending plan when it meets Thursday, but in so doing, it’s putting off for later brewing fights over downsizing, deficit spending and lagging employee pay.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Nearly 1 of 3 college seniors statewide who plan to be teachers took part in year-long classroom residencies during the past school year, officials said.
Monday, June 18, 2018
East Baton Rouge public schools will be among the targeted recipients for a $350,000 annual federal grant to improve student nutrition, physical activity and how to manage chronic health problems, state officials announced Monday afternoon.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is likely to receive almost $2 million in federal funding to help improve classroom instruction at 32 of its lowest-performing schools, but it’s only about half what the school system originally sought.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Louisiana's new higher education chief Kim Hunter Reed started her job three weeks early to help head off another round of crippling cuts for colleges and universities.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Louisiana's waiting list for child care while parents work or attend school is about to drop by nearly 80 percent after a long-awaited injection of federal dollars, officials said Tuesday.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Last August, Kyren “Austin” Gradney started ninth grade, but he also simultaneously started college. The teenager from Lake Charles plans to get his associate’s degree the same day he earns his diploma.
The number of minority teachers is shrinking in Louisiana’s public schools even as the ranks of minority students in its classrooms keeps growing — a trend some find worrisome and believe needs to be addressed.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
With East Baton Rouge Parish public schools are on track once again to spend more than they take in this year, several School Board members are urging Superintendent Warren Drake to bring this deficit spending to an end.
Louisiana's pre-kindergarten program for children from low-income families would suffer its first ever reduction under the budget that won final approval in the Legislature earlier this week, state Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Sixty-seven graduating seniors from the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas are receiving scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 a year, the third group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
With the naming of new members Tuesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards now has appointed a majority of the board that oversees LSU.
Monday, June 04, 2018
A Louisiana educator and one from Kansas are the two finalists for the job that oversees the Louisiana School for the Deaf and two others.
Sunday, June 03, 2018
The number of charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish has doubled over the past five years, with four more opening in August. But 2019 may prove to be the first year in a decade that no new charter schools opens.
Saturday, June 02, 2018
Bullying, violence and drug use were among the topics that nearly 400 educators, social workers, parents and others discussed at a forum Saturday on issues young people in Baton Rouge-area schools grapple with in their daily lives.
Friday, June 01, 2018
Joseph Rallo, who leaves state government on June 8, spent most of his 42-month tenure as commissioner of higher education watching aid for colleges and universities slashed in historic ways.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
RaeAnn and Stephen Gruver, whose 18-year-old son died at LSU last fall, will join 14 other parents who say that they have lost sons to college hazing on a Dateline NBC special on Sunday.