A new public high school geared toward "young men" has gotten preliminary approval to open in New Orleans in the 2020-21 school year, while two charter organizations that have operated in the city for years have gotten the green light to take over…
A group of Mid-City residents trying to block construction of an elevated footbridge across Banks Street for Jesuit High School students has lost another round in their fight to prevent work from proceeding.
Two New Orleans charter schools will spend a second year in temporary facilities as multimillion-dollar asbestos remediation jobs stretch into another school year. The schools — Lafayette Academy in Carrollton and Rosenwald Collegiate Academy in A…
Gerald Williams took the stage Saturday in the Fogelman Arena to get his Juris Doctor degree and address the graduates who twice elected him class president in his three years at Tulane University's law school.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., gave a shout-out to "the hardworking bartenders at The Boot," a favorite bar of Uptown college students, and reminisced about sojourns "of beignets and beer" in New Orleans when he was an Auburn University student in t…
The kindergartners inside Nallely Garcia's classroom at Alice Birney Elementary School in Metairie were bubbling with excitement Friday morning, as they anticipated a "graduation" ceremony later that day and the approaching summer.
After multiple cases of whooping cough were identified among students, Metairie Park Country Day School’s Early Childhood Center and Lower School will close a week early, officials said.
The Friends of King charter school network will be moving its two Orleans Parish schools to a four-day schedule beginning this fall, eliminating classes on Mondays, according to school officials.
After Antoinette Love made headlines for receiving at least 115 acceptance letters and nearly $3.8 million in scholarship offers, the New Orleans senior has made her college choice: Eureka.
New Orleans high school graduation rates shot higher last year, offering an encouraging signal to local education leaders and helping the state meet a long-held goal of exceeding an 80% graduation rate statewide.
A Lusher Charter School student was arrested on a terrorizing charge in connection with alleged threats made on social media earlier in the week, the New Orleans Police Department said Wednesday morning.
It's unknown whether the beloved tree on Tulane's campus was imbued with luck, but it is definitely infested with termites.
Students and faculty at Lusher Charter School's Freret Street campus were ordered to "shelter in place" on Tuesday as New Orleans police investigate a threat made on social media, school officials said.
A last-minute order by an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judge would have allowed several Sophie B. Wright Charter School students to take part in the school's graduation ceremony Monday morning after being barred by the school for their alle…
Pierre Johnson was 3 years old when he and his mother frantically ran through the streets of Chicago to escape his drug-addicted father. Maxime Madhere looked into the barrel of a gun as a high school student in Washington, D.C., when a rival robb…
Just one year after Louisiana was readmitted to the Union after the Civil War, two colleges were established in New Orleans to educate newly freed slaves and other black residents who wanted a formal education.
Wayne J. Troyer, an architect who brought an artistic eye to his building designs and civic endeavors, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer. He was 66.
Michelle Blouin-Williams, the embattled CEO of the charter organization New Beginnings Schools Foundation, has resigned amid allegations of falsifying public records and allowing one of the three schools she oversees to engage in grade-fixing, the…
More than 20 high school seniors from the New Orleans area have been named National Merit Scholarship winners, chosen out of more than 15,000 finalists nationally. Each will receive a $2,500 scholarship.
In addition to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who will give the keynote address, Tulane University will be honoring a star-studded lineup at the school's 2019 spring graduation this month.
Even before families step inside the huge new Louisiana Children's Museum building slated to open in New Orleans City Park this summer, they'll already have encountered some of the whimsical and playful exhibits that museum leaders hope will inspi…
Jefferson Parish voters on Saturday resoundingly approved a new 7.9-mill, 10-year property tax to fund raises for teachers and other employees.
A motorcyclist was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene after he collided with a moving vehicle, was ejected and hit a tree, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
The Jefferson Parish School Board will consider a measure to rename Theodore Roosevelt Middle School in Kenner after the late Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson.
In addition to early pick-up times, late drop-off times and long bus routes, some children who take yellow school buses in New Orleans are also being exposed to violence and sexual activities on their ride, according to advocates.
Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University for the past seven years, flirted with the idea of taking over Clark Atlanta University in Georgia but is no longer in the running for that job, he confirmed this week.
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.
Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans is the 73rd best public high school in the nation and tops in Louisiana, according to 2019 rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
A senior at Sophie B. Wright Charter School has sued the school over her punishment for participating in a "senior prank" that resulted in several students being suspended and barred from attending their May 13 graduation.
Mounting financial problems at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, a start-up incubator aimed at jump-starting the city's biotech sector, has led to the ouster of its longtime director and left current leaders in a scramble to keep its doors open.
The Orleans Parish School Board has decided not to independently investigate allegations that the CEO of the New Beginnings charter network falsified meeting minutes after entering into a nearly $1 million bus contract without approval from the ne…
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.
A former Waggaman elementary school teacher was booked Thursday on allegations that he made two 8-year-old girls fondle his groin, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Every year, tens of thousands of parents enter an online lottery for seats at most of New Orleans' public schools, hoping they'll get matched with their top choice.
A record number of families applied this year to OneApp, the lottery enrollment process used for most New Orleans public schools, with just over two-thirds of students getting placed in one of their top three school choices.
A high school senior at the International High School of New Orleans has been accepted to 115 colleges and universities and was offered nearly $3.8 million total in scholarships.
The legend and success of rapper G-Eazy loom large at his alma mater, Loyola University. Even on Monday, the last day of spring break, the university’s Roussel Hall was filled with students, mainly from the school's Music Industries Studies progra…
Citing low demand for French immersion programs at the two elementary schools that offer them, the Jefferson Parish school system is bidding adieu to those programs in favor of Spanish immersion, though some form of the French programs may survive…
The number of New Orleans high school graduates who go on to college has increased significantly in the past decade, rising from 37 percent in 2004 to 61 percent in 2017.
Severe weather is once again headed toward New Orleans, enough for local schools to weigh whether it makes sense to stay open Thursday.
Students in St. Tammany Parish will not have class Thursday, with the decision late Wednesday to cancel classes due to the threat of severe weather.
Each year the Orleans Parish public school system experiences a faculty turnover rate of almost 30 percent, or about 900 teachers leaving the system.
Lafayette Academy Charter school announced Tuesday evening it'd be closed Wednesday, with the school indicating they'd received a threat against students.
A water fight won't keep Sophie B. Wright seniors out of school after all, according to a report from WWL-TV.
St. Tammany Parish voters will decide May 4 whether to provide a permanent source of funding for new school security measures that went into effect in the parish last fall in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in which 17 students …
The board of directors overseeing New Beginnings Schools Foundation, an embattled charter network that has come under fire after recent allegations of grade-fixing and falsifying public records, voted Thursday night to change bus companies before …
The board overseeing Delgado Community College has selected Larissa Littleton-Steib, the current chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College, to serve as the new chancellor of the New Orleans-based school as it works to recover from years of state…
Gov. John Bel Edwards' bid to boost teacher pay by $1,000 per year is winning wide support both inside and outside the Louisiana Legislature.
As an audience of thousands cheered them on, three students from Warren Easton Senior High School made history Friday morning, performing onstage on their first visit to the Saenger Theater as they sang a hip-hop song based on events surrounding t…
JACKSON, MISS. -- Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a $1,500 pay raise for the state's public school teachers beginning July 1, sending it to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval or veto.