For the third time in 18 months Louisiana public school students are engulfed in turmoil, this time because of Hurricane Ida.
The racial balance of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board could change depending on how its nine members redraw the boundaries of their respective districts over the next few months.
Job upheaval sparked by the pandemic and natural disasters reinforces the need for Louisiana to dramatically improve its education levels by 2030, Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed said Wednesday.
Officials in the state Department of Education said Wednesday they are launching a program to offer $35 million in grants for districts that want to overhaul their public schools.
As students in Tangipahoa Parish return to classrooms for the first time since Hurricane Ida hit the area over three weeks ago, the parish's school district is just beginning to grasp how much damage the storm left behind.
The 2022 financial outlook for colleges and universities is "pretty good" amid a massive influx of federal aid, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told the Louisiana Board of Regents Tuesday.
Baton Rouge Magnet High and Westdale Heights Academic Magnet, both high-performing magnet schools in the state capital, have once again earned the distinction of being National Blue Ribbon schools, the nation’s high school honor.
A small electrical fire Monday morning that blew a transformer at Westdale Middle School in Baton Rouge forced the school to dismiss early. Now, it's keeping the school closed Tuesday as well.
Full-time public school employees in Livingston Parish will see a lot more money — $1,250 to $1,750 more — when they get their next monthly paycheck.
LSU on Friday said it expelled 27 students for failing to comply with coronavirus protocols despite multiple warnings.
The lone virtual option offered this year by the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has seen dramatically higher enrollment in the past month as COVID cases surged anew.
The Livingston Parish School Board approved a raise for all full-time school employees, including an annual pay bump and a one-time stipend that will go out Oct. 7.
Seventeen days after Hurricane ripped through St. James Parish, the area's schools have finally set a schedule to return to in-person learning.
LSU says some of the 78 students it intended to throw off campus at the end of the week for failing to comply with university coronavirus protocols are taking steps to stay in school, and the athletic department says it’s reconfiguring a plan to e…
For the first time since LSU banned Greek chapters from partying on the campus Parade Ground in 2018, fraternities are set to return to the tradition for Saturday’s game against Central Michigan, a university spokesman said.
LSU's ranking in the latest survey by U.S. News & World Report slipped 19 spots and the school is tied for 172nd among national universities.
LSU President William F. Tate IV briefed President Joe Biden Wednesday on the masking, vaccination and testing measures imposed last month to slow the spread of COVID-19 on the state’s flagship university campus.
A total of 234 high school seniors in Louisiana, more than half of them in the New Orleans area, have been named National Merit semifinalists.
Tangipahoa Parish schools are reversing plans to welcome students back this week for the first time since Hurricane Ida shut them down in late August, as a new storm threatens to flood parts of the Baton Rouge area — hindering repairs still underw…
LSU football’s game against McNeese State marked several firsts: the first home game of the season, the first game without crowd-size restrictions since the pandemic began and the first with an athletic department attempt to enforce vaccine or tes…
Early indications suggest that Hurricane Ida is not — or at least not yet — causing many families in the most affected areas of southeast Louisiana to transfer their children to schools in other parts of the state while they wait for their communi…
With power restored at all 32 campuses, Tangipahoa Parish public schools plan to welcome back students on a staggered reopening schedule starting Wednesday.
Over 1,000 students, or just about 4% of LSU's student body, risk getting kicked out for failing to follow pandemic protocol.
The LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday voted to waive students’ admission exam requirements for 2022-2023 school year and postponed a discussion and vote on a proposal to reconfigure faculty governing power.
Four schools in the town of Albany will reopen Tuesday, leaving all but four Livingston Parish schools closed since Hurricane Ida that have yet to set reopening dates.
More Livingston Parish public schools will reopen Monday, two weeks after closing for Hurricane Ida, the district said Thursday.
It could be two weeks after Hurricane Ida before some hard-hit schools in the Baton Rouge region open their doors again to students. Lingering power outages, water issues and storm damage are to blame.
Ascension Parish schools are postponing the return to school after Hurricane Ida, as are two Baton Rouge public schools.
After shutting down for a week because of Hurricane Ida, many Baton Rouge-area schools made plans Monday to reopen by Wednesday. But in parishes to the east, where the storm damage was more severe and power still has not been consistently restored…
Baton Rouge-area schools were announcing plans Monday for staff and students to return to campus after the disruptions of Hurricane Ida.
The punishing winds of Hurricane Ida shut off power not only for homes and businesses, but also for schools across the Baton Rouge region, forcing all but a handful to cancel classes for the week.
After months of classroom turmoil sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, up to 250,000 public school students now face new struggles triggered by Hurricane Ida.
Hurricane Ida has moved onto to other parts of the nation, but Baton Rouge area schools are keeping campuses closed and, in some cases, moving to virtual classes.
As Hurricane Ida exits southeast Louisiana, some Baton Rouge area schools are keeping campuses and, in some cases, moving to virtual classes.
It was the first day of school, but Jack Yeager thought it might be the last of his four-decade career.
More schoolchildren in Louisiana are coming down with coronavirus than ever before, but local K-12 leaders say they are still managing to quarantine fewer students than before.
The state is spending nearly $1 million to re-engage students and their families after almost 17,000 children disappeared from public school rolls amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As Tropical Storm Ida moves towards southeast Louisiana, some Baton Rouge area schools are closing campuses and moving to virtual classes.
The U. S. Department of Education has approved Louisiana's plan for spending its latest injection of federal coronavirus aid, officials announced Friday morning.
Teachers are generally happy with their jobs, view their workload as the biggest source of stress and see Louisiana's accountability system for educators as unfair, according to a survey released Thursday morning by the LSU School of Education.
On the 10th day of the new school year, 2,000 of the nearly 41,000 students enrolled in Baton Rouge public schools were no-shows.
Baker High School students will learn online because of an outbreak in COVID cases and won't return until Sept. 7, officials said Wednesday.
Schools in the Baton Rouge area reported hundreds of new cases of COVID among students and dozens more among staff last week, according to new data the Louisiana Department of Health released Wednesday.
Southern University will require faculty, staff and students to get a COVID vaccine or follow a required testing program, the school said Tuesday night.