The expulsion of the president of student government and the student voted “Mr. Lee High” was upheld Thursday in a unanimous decision by the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
A grandfather who saw hazing wounds on his grandson while the LSU student was swimming demanded the investigation of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity that led to its closure last month and the subsequent arrests of nine members accused of hazing.
LIVINGSTON — Rick Wentzel announced Thursday he will retire at the end of this school year as superintendent of the Livingston Parish School System.
A Broussard mom’s civil rights may have been violated Wednesday when police arrested her for posting a video to social media that shows a fight between two high school students.
Plans to close Broadmoor and North Banks middle schools in May sparked debate Tuesday, with some East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members questioning whether the schools those students would be headed to would offer them a better education.
A former Denham Springs High School band director claims the school system violated his rights when he was effectively fired last fall following reports that he left a previous job amid a police investigation.
A rare coalition of public school groups will host town hall-style meetings statewide to discuss teacher pay raises and other issues just ahead of the 2019 legislative session, officials said Tuesday.
Superintendent Warren Drake is asking the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to consider changing attendance zones at 20 schools, in the process closing two middle schools and moving almost 1,400 students.
Louisiana students are paying more than the regional and national averages to attend community colleges and the issue needs to be addressed, Higher Education Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed said Monday.
The president of student government and the student voted “Mr. Lee High” was recently expelled from the prominent Baton Rouge public high school, but he’s persuaded the School Board to consider reversing that decision.
A bus full of East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members and administrators unloaded amid a swirl of dust Thursday for a tour of the under-construction Park Elementary.
Delta Kappa Epsilon boasts more past presidents among its members than all other American fraternities — a list that includes Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford and both George W. and George H.W. Bush.
Gov. John Bel Edwards' plan to boost teacher pay to the regional average is facing headwinds before the legislative debate even begins on April 8.
Some LSU administrators have been placed on leave pending an investigation into their conduct in response to hazing allegations against several members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, university officials announced Friday evening.
After the current basketball season wraps up soon, Tara High School likely won’t have to play hoops on its current surface ever again.
Nine members of LSU's former chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon either have been or will be arrested and accused of hazing, authorities have said.
Nine members of LSU's Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity were arrested Thursday and accused of hazing and other related offenses.
For your special Valentine, Istrouma High students are selling sweet-smelling candles the teens made themselves, all the while learning a lesson in dollars and scents.
The Iberville Parish School Board this week approved spending $325,000 to renovate the district's central office building, but the board president and another member say they were confused about what they were voting on and hope to have the board'…
Louisiana will be just the second state in the nation to offer help centers for military veterans on every campus this fall under a plan unveiled Wednesday by Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state leaders.
Citing low enrollment, The Church Academy, which opened in 1981, will close its Baton Rouge school campus at the end of the current school year in May, the school’s principal announced Tuesday morning via email.
The Southern University athletics program finished the year with a $1.2 million deficit, state Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said in a report released Monday morning.
Doing college-level work while still in high school is nothing new in Baton Rouge, but high schoolers routinely taking courses on a college campus remains rare.
PRAIRIEVILLE — Parents of Prairieville Primary School inspected three possible options Thursday for a school attendance zone change in northern Ascension Parish that will come this fall with the opening of the new Bullion Primary School.
A proposal to shrink the number of alternative schools for students with academic or disciplinary problems sparked heated debate Thursday from the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
The famously politically-at-odds couple James Carville and Mary Matalin urged an auditorium full of teenage girls at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge to follow their example and seek out people they disagree with and learn from them.
The STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee has been so flooded with applications from students wanting to enroll as it prepares for its final year of grade expansions that it's close to needing a lottery system to determine who gets admitted.
By any measure the number of public high school students earning career diplomas is up dramatically – 23 percent last year versus just 2 percent in 2013.
Louisiana State University's veterinary school is getting an $11.5 million federal health grant to start a center aimed at finding ways to treat and prevent lung disease in people.
While 1 out of 5 public school teachers in Louisiana is either uncertified or teaching outside their field of expertise, how many students are in those classrooms is in dispute.
A custodian at McKinley High School has been arrested after authorities said he got into a fight with students, punching one in the face and threatening others with a knife.
Borrowing an idea from a school district across the Mississippi River, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system is seriously considering surveying parents this March to see whether or not they need a school bus to get their kids to school.
Student discipline practices have to change because Louisiana's system of alternative education is riddled with problems, officials told a statewide conference Wednesday.
The Legislature should allocate about $86 million this year to address the most urgent child care and education needs of youngsters from birth to age 3, a state panel said Tuesday.
Auditors last year flagged five cases in which they say money was misappropriated at Baton Rouge public schools, ranging from $530 stolen overnight at a middle school to more than $21,000 in cash raised from candy sales and other events that was n…
A number of Louisiana school systems announced plans to either close or delays classes on Tuesday as cold weather sweeps in to the area.
A former LSU student accused of negligent homicide in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver must give prosecutors the passcode to his seized cellphone, a state judge decided Monday in a landmark ruling that could be…
Denham Springs High School will offer extra counselors for students Monday to help students grapple with the loss of classmate Tanner Ernest, according to a school system spokeswoman.
ST. FRANCISVILLE — The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board turned its attention to academics on the second day of its retreat, learning more about efforts to improve novice teachers and leaders as well as highlighting students who are absent or t…
ST. FRANCISVILLE — East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members attending a two-day retreat were presented with $21.3 million in potential budget cuts on Friday, including steep reductions in staff at schools throughout the parish and other rough …
The sponsor of sports betting legislation said Friday he is open to dedicating revenue from the enterprise for early childhood education, which is suddenly getting a push from a wide range of state and local leaders.
Pointe Coupee Schools Superintendent Kevin Lemoine has officially submitted his retirement letter, marking his departure date 18 months prior to his current contract's end date.
The best-kept secret in West Feliciana Parish was announced with plenty of pomp Thursday as The Milken Family Foundation awarded its “Oscars of Education” to Bains Elementary fifth-grade teacher Stephanie Whetstone. The prestigious honor comes wit…
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members are spending Friday and part of Saturday not at their offices on South Foster Drive but a 45-minute drive north at a golf resort east of St. Francisville.
The family of a 14-year-old Brusly Middle School student who was seen in surveillance footage being slammed to the ground by a Brusly Police Department officer has filed a lawsuit against the police and school district.
Louisiana's top school board Wednesday approved $700,000 aimed at giving local leaders more input in the state's bid to expand access to early childhood care and education.
A charter school in south Baton Rouge with a D letter grade earned a reprieve Thursday after the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board grudgingly renewed its charter for at least three more years.
Breaking a week-long deadlock, Jill Dyason was elected Thursday as vice president of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Thursday — the first time the board's longest serving member has served in a leadership position.
About 1,400 educators will gather in Baton Rouge this month, a first of its kind summit that is part of the state’s bid to repair its troubled system of alternative schools.