Leaders of two teacher unions are going public with their complaints about the principal at McKinley High, saying he rules by fear, retaliates against those who criticize him and behaves inappropriately with both children and adults.
PIERRE PART — Summer vacation is coming a little early for the kids at Pierre Part Elementary School because of high water in the low-lying section of Assumption Parish, school officials said Monday.
The Glen Oaks High teacher has been placed on administrative leave while while the school system continues its investigation into allegations of cheating on a LEAP examine, school district spokeswoman Taylor Gast said Friday night.
Frustrated parents gathered outside a Baton Rouge Community College gym Friday night as they were reportedly turned away — at least temporarily — from their kids' high school graduation ceremonies in the belief the venue was over capacity.
For the past six years, Stephanie Matlock has taken the bus or had friends and family give her rides. On Friday, that changed.
As the East Baton Rouge Parish school system gets serious about buying land for new schools in school-scarce south Baton Rouge, the School Board is demanding to be much more involved.
A handful of seniors at Glen Oaks High School in Baton Rouge won’t walk with their graduating class next week after state regulators flagged online tests in American history for potential plagiarism, school officials reported Thursday.
Brusly Elementary School faculty excused roughly 150 students and 20 teachers from school Wednesday as an unexplained stomach virus plagued the West Baton Rouge Parish School.
After two years of no change, health insurance premiums for East Baton Rouge Parish school employees may soon rise again.
After more than a decade of trying, Louisiana's public high school graduation rate exceeds 80 percent, state education officials announced Wednesday.
As the East Baton Rouge Parish school system struggles to balance its books amid dwindling enrollment and growing competition from charter schools, the parish School Board heard Tuesday from a consultant who has some ideas for making the school sy…
After years of working exclusively in New Orleans, KIPP, the prominent charter school network, was approved Monday to expand upriver to start three schools in Baton Rouge.
LSU President F. King Alexander's University Club home is on the market prior to a move by him and his wife to a university-owned house close to campus, school officials said Monday.
A robocall message to West Feliciana parish voters denouncing the local School Board's bond issue on the May 4 ballot was made to appear as if it came from the school district.
Just nine months after opening its first school, BASIS.ed has won approval to open a second campus in Louisiana’s Capital City.
Nearly 600 graduates walked across the stage Friday in the F.G. Clark Activity Center to receive their degrees at Southern University.
When two Ponchatoula Junior High teachers were fired over the way they handled a recent fight between two students, it prompted a teacher walkout at the school and a demand for clearer policies on violent outbreaks that some educators say are need…
Several inches of rain Thursday in Baton Rouge, coupled with threat of more showers and storms Friday, prompted school closures Friday.
After lengthy debates, two charter school groups, BASIS.ed and Helix Community Schools, won permission Thursday to open new schools in Baton Rouge.
Two former Louisiana football players, including Walker standout quarterback Jacobi Scott, were killed in a car crash Wednesday evening while they were driving home from college for summer break.
Prosecutors are hoping to recover hundreds of files deleted from the phone of the former LSU fraternity member accused in the 2017 hazing death of Max Gruver.
Employees of Ponchatoula Junior High School staged a walkout Thursday morning to demand clearer policy on how they should intervene whenever student fights break out on campus.
An evaluator hired by the East Baton Rouge Parish school system is recommending the approval of three applications, out of 10, filed by those hoping to start charter schools in Baton Rouge starting in fall 2020.
West Baton Rouge Parish Schools released new renderings for the Brusly High School renovations that show a sleek design and expansive athletics features.
AMITE — About 50 teachers, support staff and their backers filled the Tangipahoa Parish School Board chambers Tuesday to protest the terminations of two teachers caught on video physically restraining a student, and demanding clearer policy on how…
Six Baton Rouge high school seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship winners, chosen from more than 15,000 finalists nationally to each receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Rebuffing House leaders, Louisiana's top school board Tuesday opted to stick with its earlier request for a $39 million increase for public schools.
An attorney for one of the teachers seen restraining a student in a video that went viral from Ponchatoula Junior High School in March said the school superintendent capitulated to pressure from public opinion when she fired him earlier this week.
The search for a new superintendent for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system is off to an early, uncertain start.
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system estimates it needs to find $25.7 million in savings over the next month to avoid dipping further into its already depleted reserves.
For the fourth time since January, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will try to settle on which one of its members will serve as board vice president.
As their classmates wind down their school year, several students at Belaire High School in Baton Rouge are planning a final three-week sprint to redesign a public park three blocks from the school.
With unsteady hands weakened by a debilitating disease, Cheslyn Simpson navigated the joystick that's brought the 23-year-old Plaquemine woman a sense of freedom she's rarely experienced over the past decade.
State Superintendent of Education John White has quietly become the co-founder and chairman of the board of a national nonprofit group aimed at connecting low-income high school graduates with solid jobs.
Baton Rouge Magnet again clocked in as the top public school in its area and came in at fifth statewide behind four New Orleans area schools and No. 377 in the nation.
State education leaders are behind a push in the Legislature to make it easier for midcareer professionals to become teachers, with the goal of helping to address a shortage of educators that is plaguing Louisiana and the nation.
McKinley High School started this school year with a staff of 125, one of the largest of any public school in Baton Rouge. Next year, that staffing level likely will be much smaller.
LSU President F. King Alexander, whose future at LSU has been the subject of intense speculation recently, received the backing Friday of the governor.
After a lengthy debate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday agreed to give Superintendent Warren Drake authority to lay off employees, but not before hearing it from some of those 6,000 individuals whose jobs are potentially in jeopardy.
The Ascension Parish school system is a major driver of the parish's growing population, upward home values and local business outlook, an economic impact study done by an LSU research group shows.
With the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board scheduled to vote Thursday whether to give Superintendent Warren Drake authority to lay off employees, the two teacher unions are suspicious of what they're hearing.
The 14-year-old student captured on a viral video being restrained by two teachers at Ponchatoula Junior High School in March was released after six days in juvenile detention, a family attorney said.
The president of student government who was known to his classmates as “Mr. Lee High” filed suit Tuesday seeking to reverse his ejection from the popular Baton Rouge magnet school and allow him to graduate in May with the Class of 2019.
Ruth, a happy-go-lucky 3-year-old dog, is free from her kennel and serving as an emotional support dog, joyfully distracting children at Central Middle School from the drudgery of school and the endless drama of pre-teen life.
A poll done for advocates of early childhood education said 62 percent of those contacted support additional state spending for the services as a way to help working class families, officials said Monday.
The Livingston Parish School Board, on a split vote Thursday, tapped Joe Murphy, an assistant superintendent with the district, to take over the top job.
A former tenured LSU professor fired in 2015 for using vulgarity, and talking about her sex life and the sex lives of students in her elementary education classes, is urging a federal appellate court to reconsider her case.
Editor's note: This story was published Wednesday, April 17, 2019. East Baton Rouge announced that schools will also be closed Friday, May 10, 2019.