The new school year got underway Monday in Baton Rouge public schools, but like the last one, it’s largely being conducted online. This year, though, schools are taking roll and student work counts.
Temperature checks and mask-clad students marked the beginning of the school year Monday as West Baton Rouge Parish schools reopened to students for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown in March.
Veteran Marrero teacher Lyndsey Jackson, like lots of educators, students and parents, is nervous about the start of school amid the seemingly endless coronavirus pandemic.
Two new public schools in Baton Rouge are ready for students to fill their halls, but the coronavirus outbreak is keeping those places largely vacant.
Even as his colleagues beamed in from nondescript office spaces, David Tatman was joined by an unusual companion: a lion.
Iberville Parish is the latest to announce a delay to returning to in-person class as District Superintendent Arthur M. Joffrion, Jr. said Friday that the first day of class has been delayed by a week.
Scenes from the typical first day of school bustle — parents walking their little ones to class, hugging teachers and huddling together for activities — were absent Friday as Livingston Parish schools reopened. Instead, there were masks and social…
Zachary's school board voted Thursday to postpone the reopening of its schools after 19 of the district's teachers were infected with or exposed to the coronavirus and after many faculty and staff quit in recent days, some fearing COVID-19, others…
Fifteen months after approving their application, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has finally worked out contracts with a homegrown charter group to start two schools in Baton Rouge that could eventually be among the largest in the city.
Nineteen Zachary schoolteachers have been sent home this week because they’ve tested positive for the novel coronavirus, are suspected of having it or have recently come into contact with someone who has.
The first day of school in East Baton Rouge came for thousands of schoolchildren Thursday, though with coronavirus still a threat, many families opted to have their children learn from home rather than risk exposure to the deadly virus.
LSU Lab School started the new school year Wednesday, becoming one of the first schools in Baton Rouge to get back to in-person instruction since the coronavirus forced schools across Louisiana to shut their doors in mid-March.
The state plans to provide public and private schools and child care centers with one million face masks and other personal protective equipment, officials announced Wednesday morning.
Going back to school in fall 2020 in metro Baton Rouge will be a learning experience for everyone as the state continues its fight against coronavirus.
The annual welcoming for freshmen moving into Southern University was a little different this year. Make that a lot different.
Authorities in West Baton Rouge arrested a 43-year-old they say hit a woman with a vehicle last summer, leaving her in a coma for several months until she died this fall.
The Tangipahoa Federation of Teachers is pushing to keep students away from campuses amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the group saying Tuesday it doesn't believe the local school district’s measures are sufficient to stop the spread of the disease.
LSU students who show up on the Baton Rouge campus later this month will have to walk on the right when going to class, said an email sent Tuesday to students and faculty as Louisiana higher education officials start releasing further details on w…
The month of August would normally signal parents and students to think about finishing up school supply shopping, figuring out class schedules and getting over those back-to-school jitters.
Even as many public schools stay closed thanks to concerns about the novel coronavirus, the 31 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge are busy reopening not just for part of the week, but for daily instruction.
From sports jerseys to signs to outdoor benches, renaming Lee High to Liberty High will take several months to complete, with the East Baton Rouge school system paying the lion's share of the more than $250,000 cost.
Even though the ongoing coronavirus outbreak means that East Baton Rouge Parish schools won’t educate students on campus for the first month of the about-to-start 2020-21 school year, the schools will hand out grab-n-go meals on campus throughout.
The leader of Catholic schools in Baton Rouge on Thursday made a forceful argument for parochial schools reopening next month and offering at least some in-person instruction despite concerns about the novel coronavirus.
The Baton Rouge woman arrested earlier this month after allegedly threatening a driver traveling on her flooded street — striking the vehicle with a baseball bat and then aiming a gun at the driver — no longer works for the East Baton Rouge Parish…
Losses for Louisiana day care operators because of the coronavirus pandemic have more than tripled since May and now total $100 million, the leader of an advocacy group said Thursday.
Louisiana is getting $17 million in federal dollars to help students navigate public schools issues during the coronavirus pandemic, the U. S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.
One year after Louisiana's public high school graduation rate reached a milestone celebrated by state leaders, the rate has dropped, the state Department of Education announced Wednesday.
While Louisiana's two teacher unions had a voice in the delay of in-person classes in Baton Rouge, other efforts to restrict when and how public schools reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic have fallen short.
A lawyer for embattled East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Connie Bernard and a prosecutor said Monday they're trying to resolve misdemeanor charges against her that stem from a 2018 profanity-laced confrontation with a young party-goer.
Protesters on Sunday marched to the home of East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Connie Bernard while calling for her resignation following comments she made defending Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and shopping for clothes during a meeting…
After the East Baton Rouge Parish school system announced on July 16 that it would reopen schools with at least some face-to-face instruction, Anita Augustus was flooded with phone calls from worried school employees.
As districts scramble to implement online learning platforms before school returns next month, virtual programs are seeing a huge increase in applications that some experts believe may shift the future of education.
As a national debate rages over renaming buildings and military bases, tearing down controversial statues and rethinking whom they memorialize, Nicholls State University is unusually positioned.
While Louisiana's top school board and other state leaders are providing guidance, when public schools start and what formats they use for instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic is strictly up to officials in 69 local school districts.
Though the future of traditional classroom learning remains unclear amid the challenges of the coronavirus, many Baton Rouge-area schools are making adjustments so that they can reopen in August.
Richard E. Zuschlag, chairman and CEO of Acadian Ambulance Service, has been named to the LSU Board of Supervisors by Gov. John Bel Edwards, the governor's office announced Thursday.
Livingston Parish school officials are now offering parents a 100% online option for the start of the 2020-2021 school year as coronavirus case numbers continue to rise.
More than 100 educators, parents and well wishers on Wednesday afternoon gathered along South Foster Drive in Baton Rouge, waving signs to passersby, protesting a quick return to in-person schooling amid a resurgence of cases of the novel coronavirus.
Students attending Roman Catholic schools in Baton Rouge will return to physical classes next month, the diocese announced Wednesday.
In an effort to find and fix potential problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, about 30 St. Helena Parish teachers, school leaders, parents and community members took part in a simulated school day last week.
A week and a half after approving a hybrid return-to-school plan, the Zachary Community School Board was told Tuesday that nearly half of the district’s 5,600 students are instead interested in pursuing a virtual-only option when classes begin Aug. 10.
ST. FRANCISVILLE — Unlike in many Louisiana school districts, West Feliciana Parish students in elementary and middle school grades will attend classes five days a week, as long as the state remains in Phase 2 or 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan.
The East Baton Rouge school system has formally retreated from plans to open the new school year with in-person instruction, announcing Wednesday it will instead provide only virtual instruction until at least Labor Day.
The chancellor of Southern University said Tuesday most students are gravitating toward online classes or a combination of online and in-person classes for the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system may abandon plans to partially reopen schools on Aug. 6 that have been shuttered by the novel coronavirus since March and opt instead to continue distance education for at least another month.
Limits on how many students can ride school buses because of the coronavirus pandemic are helping to shape the reopening of public schools, including which students return to classrooms.
Back in 2017 when the latest Mike the Tiger was acquired, LSU President F. King Alexander was asked if he had problems with the origins of the tiger mascot being the fierce-fighting Confederate Army units.
When Livingston Parish students return to school in the fall, it’ll be the first time since 1935 there hasn’t been a Mr. Ellis on staff.
Ascension Parish is delaying the start of school by a week and will dismiss class an hour early each day for the first week as the district navigates bringing kids back during the coronavirus pandemic.