A top official of the state Department of Education who narrowly lost a bid to become state superintendent of education two weeks ago has submitted her resignation, officials said Wednesday.
High school seniors from the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas have captured 92 of the 115 Louisiana scholarships announced so far as part of the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is planning to a series of private meals next week with the two finalists to lead Louisiana’s second-largest traditional school district.
Interim LSU System President Tom Galligan detailed Monday in an email how the Baton Rouge campus will reopen should Gov. John Bel Edwards move the state to Phase 2 reopening after the state has been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
After months of teaching online because of the coronavirus pandemic, East Baton Rouge Parish schools are planning to offer both their regular summer school — albeit virtually — and new online courses.
A "shocking" number of Baton Rouge area day care centers have failed to seek government-backed, forgivable loans to help ease financial problems sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber said.
Nearly four years after its old campus flooded, Central Private School has broken ground about a mile away at its new home on much higher ground near the intersection of Joor and Gurney roads in Central.
The Louisiana Board of Regents announced Thursday that students can return to campus in the fall if the state's colleges and universities follow guidance from public health officials on how to safely conduct in-person activities in the wake of the…
When the coronavirus forced schools across Louisiana to close, many children missed out on meals they would normally get at school. To compensate, a federal program seeks to provide families money to buy meals. Here's a quick rundown:
More than 200,000 Louisiana families have applied so far to receive debit cards preloaded with $285 — the cost of 50 days worth of meals that their children would have eaten if their schooling hadn’t been disrupted by the novel coronavirus.
State officials said Tuesday day care centers already reeling because of the coronavirus pandemic face a new challenge: How to lure teachers who make an average of $8.95 per hour to return to the classroom, and give up unemployment benefits that h…
Incoming state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley will be paid $285,000 per year under a contract approved Tuesday by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is projecting it will close out the current fiscal year and start the new one in a stable financial position, but that’s likely to change as the economic damage from the novel coronavirus on the state and …
Louisiana's newly-named state superintendent of education Cade Brumley said he wanted to be a school leader since he was in the first grade.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday selected out-of-state educators Leslie Brown, of Fort Lauderdale, and Nakia Towns, of Chattanooga, to advance as finalists for the next superintendent.
Two Baton Rouge Magnet High seniors, Sunggun Lee and Cindy Zheng, are among 161 high school students from across the nation recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars.
Cade Brumley, superintendent of the Jefferson Parish school system, was named state superintendent of education Wednesday after two tense rounds of voting.
LSU football coach Ed Orgeron on Tuesday told top graduates of high schools in East Baton Rouge Parish to chase their dreams and block out the naysayers.
Louisiana’s top school board Wednesday will try to name a new state superintendent of education, but questions persisted on the eve of the vote over who has enough support to land the job.
Duplessis Primary School in Gonzales has won a $50,000 national award aimed at schools that have shown they’ve improved educator effectiveness and student learning.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board plans to return to in-person meetings Thursday, but with limitations, when they convene at 5 p.m. to help narrow the field for who will be its next superintendent.
In-person graduation ceremonies for public high schools in East Baton Rouge Parish will begin May 28 with three high schools and continue until June 12.
Louisiana’s top school board hopes to name a new state superintendent of education Wednesday, but getting a super majority of the panel to agree on a choice remains a major hurdle.
As the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board works to narrow its field of five candidates for superintendent, they will have to decide whether to continue with current school improvement efforts or if they want more radical changes.
Livingston Parish schools will offer extra, largely virtual summer school instruction this summer in math and English for children in elementary and middle schools.
Thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, Baton Rouge Community College plans to hold a virtual, rather than an in-person, commencement ceremony this year.
Tangipahoa Parish families will have a choice of enrolling their child in a virtual or traditional schooling model for the 2020-21 school year, whether or not the novel coronavirus is still prevalent in Louisiana.
With little time to take pictures at their special drive-in graduation ceremony on May 22, Central High’s seniors are stopping by their school Thursday and Friday in their caps and gowns to get their special graduation photo.
Louisiana State University is postponing its traditional in-person spring graduation for its 4,000 graduates until a date still to be determined, but will go ahead Friday morning with a virtual ceremony broadcast on the university’s Facebook page.
High school seniors from the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas have captured 34 of the 40 Louisiana scholarships announced so far as part of the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Louisiana's largest universities are deciding whether three- to four-person dormitory rooms will be available for students if in-person instruction resumes in the fall semester.
A federal appeals court said Tuesday the parents of an LSU freshman who died in a hazing ritual 2½ years ago can pursue claims that the university disciplines its fraternities and sororities differently and that male students who enter Greek life …
The University of Louisiana System Board has named Edwin Litolff interim president of the University of Louisiana Monroe, the system announced in a news release Tuesday morning.
The UL System plans to resume in-person instruction in the fall semester, the nine-campus university system announced Monday afternoon.
After a four-month hunt in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana’s top school board is poised to name a new state superintendent of education.
With their senior year dramatically cut short by the coronavirus outbreak, the Class of 2020 is receiving a lot of attention these days to try to compensate: glowing tributes on social media, personalized yard signs from their schools, parades pas…
While displaced Louisiana college students are still waiting to receive coronavirus relief funds, the state's institutions of higher education are near the distribution phases of dividing over $75 million in aid for students in need.
The system presidents of Louisiana's public colleges and universities presented their case to the House Appropriations Committee on Friday that future cuts on higher education in the state's upcoming budget would produce further damage in the wake…
Virtual interviews of the five leading candidates for East Baton Rouge Parish schools superintendent conducted earlier this week were posted online Friday morning.
The Assumption Parish School Board on Wednesday voted 5-4 to not renew the contract of its school superintendent despite pleas from the four dissenting board members and a community presence on Facebook urging the board to keep him in place.
Willie Smith has been named named chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College during a special meeting Wednesday of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors.
Twenty-nine Louisiana artists have signed on for the Louisiana’s Teachers Rock virtual concert streaming on Memorial Day weekend.
Interim Baton Rouge Community College Chancellor Willie E. Smith was tapped to take leadership of the college full-time during a specially called meeting Wednesday of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors.
No final decision was made on the future structure of the LSU presidency Wednesday afternoon, when the LSU Board of Supervisors received the preliminary report from an independent consulting firm that studied the options of possibly amending the r…
Four summer camps planned by the LSU College of Engineering for middle and high school students will still be held in June and July, now in an online format in light of changes due to the coronavirus.
Leaders of LSU, Southern, BRCC and the East Baton Rouge Parish school system said Tuesday they intend to resume face-to-face instruction this fall, but they are still figuring out how much they will offer versus the digital instruction they were f…
In an initiative to encourage adults who didn't complete their degree to return to school, the University of Louisiana System will immediately lower its tuition across its nine schools to a flat-rate price of $275 a credit hour for returning adults.