Weeks after Pointe Coupee Parish public school teachers staged sickouts and stayed away from their classrooms to press their claim that the School Board had failed to deliver on a promised pay raise, the board voted during an emotional meeting Thu…
Two Baton Rouge Catholic schools, Catholic High and St. Jude the Apostle, are among 10 Louisiana schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools, the nation’s highest such honor.
A total of 5,782 teachers in Louisiana left the profession -- 12% -- and the largest portion did so within five years of starting the job, according to the state Department of Education.
Dozens of teachers in Livingston Parish called in sick Wednesday in a protest targeting the school board and administrators over the district's reopening plans.
Louisiana's efforts to fight the coronavirus — particularly mask-wearing and social distancing — are saving lives, a top White House health official said during a visit to LSU Wednesday.
Four Baton Rouge teenagers recently started ninth grade at Broadmoor High, and at the same time they enrolled in college.
When colleges around the country closed down earlier this year to slow the coronavirus contagion, higher education officials fretted that fall enrollment numbers would drop significantly. Many launched task forces to calculate just what that would…
Less than two months on the job, East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent Leslie M. Brown is taking immediate, emergency medical leave.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will wait a month before setting property tax rates for this year while it clarifies whether lowering those rates now would bar it from increasing them in the future.
The state will rely on the results of the 2018-19 school report cards to show how classrooms are faring since key tests were canceled earlier this year for 2019-20, state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley said Monday morning.
Louisiana's community and technical colleges are launching a program aimed at retraining 5,000 people who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic for high demand positions that pay around $50,000 per year.
Southern University has signed onto a mentoring program with aerospace giant Boeing that will get students involved in work with NASA on the program that will send astronauts into space.
A debate about whether a popular charter school in Baton Rouge can adopt higher standards for promoting its students to the next grade is being put off a month so East Baton Rouge Parish school leaders can seek a legal opinion from the state Attor…
A Baton Rouge woman accused of pointing a gun at a driver on her flooded street in July has been charged by prosecutors with aggravated assault with a firearm.
Many LSU students who walked into The 5 Dining Hall over the last few years were greeted by an enthusiastic “Hey baby!” from Joyce “Mimi” McKnight.
The Lake Charles public school system sustained about $300 million in damages when Hurricane Laura struck southwest Louisiana on Aug. 27, education officials said Wednesday.
The carpool lane at Wildwood Elementary was packed Monday with vehicles stretching around the block filled with children who for the first time since March 11 being dropped off for in-person classes.
The following schools in the Baton Rouge area have = announced closures or changes to their schedules due to Hurricane Sally.
Louisiana is loosening an array of coronavirus restrictions in advancing to the Phase 3 reopening of the state’s economy, but it’s unclear based on the limited data that’s publicly available how much success K-12 schools have had thus far in keepi…
While confirmed cases of the coronavirus at LSU have slowly risen, they have not soared as fast as some other universities, like Southeastern Conference counterparts Alabama and Georgia.
Some racism is easy to identify: riots at Ole Miss; George Wallace blocking the door at the University of Alabama; torchlight parades and death at the University of Virginia.
The Tangipahoa Parish school system’s desegregation case is nearing its final stages, as the district works to increase diversity among its teachers.
For schoolchildren in the Baton Rouge area, daily in-person instruction is returning soon, thanks to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ on Friday officially moving Louisiana to Phase 3 in reopening the state’s economy that was shut down six months ago thanks …
After several years of flat or increased budgets, LSU is looking at starting next year with $56.4 million less money.
East Baton Rouge Parish schools announced Friday afternoon a phased-in return to in-person instruction for all grades that will culminate in daily face-to-face instruction for every grade by Oct. 19.
With the state moving to Phase 3 of its economic reopening after the coronavirus shutdown in the spring, St. James Parish public schools plans to resume daily face-to-face instruction, but won’t start until Oct. 14.
Livingston Parish schools will phase in all students on campus after the Governor officially signs his proclamation to bring Louisiana into Phase 3 of reopening.
Gov. John Bel Edwards’s decision Thursday to transition Louisiana to more flexible Phase 3 coronavirus restrictions is the signal that Baton Rouge area school leaders have been waiting for that will let them bring more children onto their campuses.
Pointe Coupee Parish teachers returned to classrooms Thursday after nearly a week of staging “sickouts” to protest the delay of pay raises they were set to get with the passing of a new property tax hike.
West Baton Rouge Parish Schools leaders say they hope to bring older students back to classrooms following Gov. John Bel Edwards’ announcement that the state will loosen some restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
East Baton Rouge Parish schools will release more details about its in-person reopening plans Friday after Gov. John Bel Edwards officially issues his proclamation that Louisiana is moving to Phase 3 coronavirus restrictions.
LSU officials said Wednesday they plan to use wastewater tests around dormitories and on-campus apartments to pinpoint potential hotspots for the coronavirus before students even show any symptoms.
Forty-nine students from across the Capitol region are semifinalists for a National Merit Scholarship, out of 16,000 semiﬁnalists nationwide for the 66th annual scholarship competition.
Louisiana is being awarded a $42 million competitive federal grant to improve reading skills for 67,000 disadvantaged public school students, state officials announced Tuesday.
A grand jury indicted an East Feliciana Parish School Board member who collected a paycheck while missing nearly three-quarters of scheduled meetings since 2016, including 16 of 19 meetings last year.
A popular charter school in Baton Rouge is hitting turbulence as it seeks special standards for promoting its children to the next grade, standards likely more difficult than those in other East Baton Rouge Parish public schools.
Families of the more than 264,000 students who failed to apply for aid that stemmed from missed lunches when classrooms closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic have another chance to do so, officials said Tuesday.
Some of the state's largest school districts are grappling with delays getting laptops essential for distance learning amid a huge national demand for the devices.
Almost a month into the new school year, many Livingston Parish parents and teachers are frustrated that their children are expected to learn virtually when they do not have a reliable internet connection. School officials say the solution is not …
Several Pointe Coupee Parish schools were closed Friday after teachers staged a “sickout,” frustrated with a change to a pay increase they were promised with a recent increase in property taxes.
On Friday, LSU reported 123 new coronavirus cases between Sept. 2-3, according to a tracker on the university website. Student government president Stone Cox said he tested positive for the virus in a video posted by the university on Twitter.
As LSU students settled into the start of the school year, social media lit up Tuesday when somebody got lost and drove into the heart of campus.
An East Feliciana School Board member has missed roughly three-quarters of scheduled meetings since 2016, including 16 of 19 meetings last year.
The state’s public universities will start in two weeks reporting positive COVID-19 tests by campus on the Louisiana Department of Health’s website dashboard.
The state Department of Education and state Department of Health have set up a system for the daily reporting of coronavirus cases in schools to pinpoint problems early, officials said Wednesday.
St. Helena Parish school officials will soon begin strategically placing Wi-Fi enabled school buses throughout the community to bolster internet capability for rural students.
Saying it’s finally safe enough to return, East Baton Rouge Parish schools will bring back elementary school children starting Sept. 14 for twice-a-week in-person instruction, with older children to follow at an undetermined date, Superintendent L…