Thursday, September 20, 2018
The president of Jesuit High School sought to reassure a shaken Jesuit community Thursday that while he was “horrified” by the sexual abuse that took place at the school dating back to the 1970s, that “disgusting time in our history” is long past.
As 17-year-old Oriana Gary marched Thursday to protest the killing of an Eleanor McMain School freshman last month, she felt a wave of déjà vu.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Ricky Windmann wasn’t nervous when he accompanied janitor Peter Modica to his ground-floor maintenance office at Jesuit High School on an otherwise unremarkable day in the late 1970s.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System's board of supervisors has tapped William Wainwright, a veteran of the system and head of Northshore Technical Community College since 2011, as interim chancellor of Delgado Community College in…
Friday, September 14, 2018
A Slidell man who sued the St. Tammany Parish school system several years after he was raped by a janitor in the restroom of his elementary school has been awarded more than $460,000.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Tulane University will require all new students to study racial diversity as part of the undergraduate curriculum, another step by the Uptown institution to address issues of race on campus.
Metairie’s Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies provided the highest number of National Merit Scholarship semifinalists out of any public school in Louisiana, with 24 students earning the distinction, officials announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Valerie Scogin, a ninth-grade math teacher at Slidell High School who drew a torrent of criticism following a racially charged Facebook post, is no longer an employee of the St. Tammany Parish school system.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The parents of two girls sent home from a Terrytown Catholic school last month because of their hair extensions have dropped their lawsuit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the school.
Monday, September 10, 2018
A Slidell High School math teacher has been disciplined for incendiary comments she made on Facebook last week regarding the Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick.
The University of New Orleans reported Monday that student enrollment rose this semester for the first time in nine years, as university leaders work to rebound from tepid enrollment numbers that fell to a five-decade low a year ago.
Sunday, September 09, 2018
As 6-year-old Shaya Stross traced Hebrew letters on flash cards Friday morning, his teacher, Chaya Ceitlin, slowly and deliberately helped him sound them out. His other classmates — just three students — colored on Hebrew reading worksheets as he worked.
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Over the years, Benjamin Franklin High School's selective admissions policies have provoked plenty of controversy and debate.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
If Wednesday’s dry, sunny weather made it difficult for parents to recall concerns about flash floods and wind gusts from Tropical Storm Gordon just a day or two earlier, Jefferson Parish Schools Superintendent Cade Brumley was happy to remind them.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Lyn Strickland, an emergency room nurse at East Jefferson General Hospital, worked eight days in a row so she could be home when her daughter's preschool closed for the long Labor Day weekend.
As Tropical Storm Gordon churns in the Gulf of Mexico and heads toward the northern Gulf Coast, several New Orleans-area schools have announced that they will close.
Monday, September 03, 2018
A bubble machine and a table lined with cookies and coloring books welcomed families coming for a midsummer meet-and-greet at Noble Minds Institute for Whole Child Learning, a new charter school in the Carrollton neighborhood.
Sunday, September 02, 2018
The old John McDonogh High School building on Esplanade Avenue was gleaming Friday morning as children zipped up its historic staircase, through its sleek hallways and into classrooms newly outfitted with state-of-the-art technology.
Friday, August 31, 2018
A chapel at Louisiana's Xavier University will soon bear the names of Tom and Gayle Benson after their foundation donated $1.5 million to the school, in part to begin a scholarship program.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Most public school parents are familiar with the routine: Their child takes a standardized test in the spring, and in the summer, the state releases the overall scores.
Authorities are investigating a teenager’s claims that he was beaten by a teacher and several classmates at Christ First Christian Academy on Tuesday after he began arguing with the principal's daughter. Most shockingly, the boy claims that the pr…
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Both sides in an ongoing dispute over the hair policy at local Catholic schools have gone silent, with neither the Archdiocese of New Orleans nor the families of the two students sent home from school last week making statements about what happen…
Monday, August 27, 2018
A year after promising to take measures to protect students from any lead that may be coming out of the tap, officials have begun installing water filters on drinking fountains in all district-owned New Orleans public schools.
Update: According to a report by WWL-TV the family of a Christ the King Elementary School student, who was sent home for violating its hair policy, says Superintendent RaeNell Houston was "not accurate" in her statement saying the family cancelled…
Saturday, August 25, 2018
On Saturday afternoon, the Alvar Library in New Orleans was packed with gung-ho little patrons who listened to drag queens Vanessa Carr and Blazen Haven read well-known children’s books about acceptance and happiness, such as “Pete the Cat and His…
Friday, August 24, 2018
A growing chorus of parents is complaining that their young special-needs children were mistreated by a teacher at Covington Elementary School last year, and that their complaints were ignored by the administration.
The Orleans Parish School Board on Thursday approved a $450 million 2019 budget, the first since the return of all Recovery School District charter schools to the local board's control on July 1.
The parents of Faith Fennidy, a young black girl sent home from a Terrytown Catholic school this week because of her hair extensions, will meet with Archdiocese of New Orleans officials on Monday to address the issues raised by the controversy and…
The St. Tammany Parish School Board won't discuss or vote on the $418 million budget for this fiscal year until next month, but the public got the opportunity to ask questions and make comments about the school's spending plan at a special meeting…
Thursday, August 23, 2018
A public hearing on the St. Tammany Parish School Board's nearly $418 million budget drew a crowd of nearly 40 people Thursday, including several candidates for seats on the board, who peppered the board and administration with questions about the…
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Video of a young black girl walking dejectedly out of a Catholic school in Terrytown in tears after being told her hair extensions violated school policy has set off a social media firestorm — with many commenters expressing puzzlement or outrage.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Video of a young black girl walking dejectedly out of a New Orleans area Catholic school in tears after being told her hair extensions violated school policy prompted thousands of social media comments Tuesday— many expressing puzzlement or outrage.
Monday, August 13, 2018
A state district judge has sided with the St. Tammany Parish School Board in a lawsuit filed by a parent who wanted the board to create a French immersion program for students entering kindergarten and first grade this fall.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
After years of seeking a permanent home for them, Audubon Charter School has learned its middle school students will move out of their cramped Milan Street building as soon as next summer into the former Banneker School building much closer to Aud…
Thursday, August 09, 2018
A Jefferson Parish school principal on Wednesday took down an online bio posted on a church website that described her as "living out the Gospel in the very dark culture of the public school system," setting off a dustup on social media among some…
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving scholarships thanks to actor and comedian Kevin Hart's "Help From the Hart Charity."
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Monique Cola, a neuroscientist and longtime university educator, welcomed students this week as the newest principal of New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School.
Monday, August 06, 2018
Parents in St. John the Baptist Parish might have a lot on their minds as they send their children back to the parish’s public schools on Wednesday.
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When their developmentally disabled son repeatedly came home from his Covington Elementary School kindergarten class with scratches, bruises and bite marks, Kathleen and Nathan Cannino put a recording device in his shirt, according to a lawsuit fi…
Sunday, August 05, 2018
Principal Terran Perry has a goal: that when the first class graduates from St. John the Baptist Parish’s new STEM Magnet High School in three years, students will be able to go to whatever college they want.
Delgado Community College will open the doors next week at its $27.3 million River City campus in West Jefferson, a facility school officials say will help produce the workforce crucial to meeting the needs of industry in south Louisiana.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
The group March for Our Lives made a clear point Saturday night at Tulane University: It is about more than just preventing school shootings.
Friday, August 03, 2018
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday denied a last-gasp appeal from Jefferson Parish School Board member Melinda Doucet, who was disqualified by lower courts from running again for her seat.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
The Jefferson Parish School Board unanimously passed a new board policy manual Wednesday night, including a harassment policy aimed at preventing the sort of behavior that led to two lawsuits being filed against the school system based on the alle…
Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy, a popular and highly rated charter school in Jefferson Parish, is expanding.