Two local Catholic schools that have focused on students with special needs will close at the end of this school year, but a new option for those students will arise in their place, officials with the Archdiocese of New Orleans said Wednesday.
With a vote for the next president of the Orleans Parish School Board expected Thursday, activist groups and some former district officials have been seeking to coalesce opposition to the candidacy of board member Leslie Ellison over her past stat…
The Orleans Parish School Board will elect a new president on Thursday, and among the contenders is Vice President Leslie Ellison, whose views on LGBTQ rights have stirred controversy in the past.
Two schools closed Monday due to a "massive" water leak on Cartier Avenue in Gentilly, according to the Orleans Parish School board and an official at Holy Cross School.
The Rex Organization’s floats for the 2019 Mardi Gras parade, themed “Visions of the Sun,” were a colorful backdrop at the Rex Den for the announcement by Pro Bono Publico Foundation of its awarding of $1 million in grants to 68 recipients on Sat.…
St. Peter Claver School, a historic Catholic elementary school in the heart of Treme, will close at the end of this academic year, the Archdiocese of New Orleans announced Wednesday.
The Idea Village, a local nonprofit and business accelerator, has partnered with Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business to plan its signature event, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.
Inside the Calhoun Street campus of Children's Hospital, classrooms with chalkboards, tables and chairs sit adjacent to "cool down spaces," or small unfurnished rooms with padded walls where students can go if they are feeling destructive or overwhelmed.
Sister Imelda Moriarty, an Irish nun whose firm but loving hand guided students at St. Catherine of Siena School in Metairie as principal for nearly 30 years, died Saturday in San Antonio. She was 93.
Clutching a small purse, 6-year-old Leona Tate walked into McDonogh 19 Elementary School and helped to desegregate the South.
At a recent Wednesday morning Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Belle Chasse, a choir of middle school students gestured with their arms and fingers as they sang the Sanctus, translating the hymn into sign language.
Although he's been on the job for less than a year, Jefferson Parish Schools Superintendent Cade Brumley could already be in line for a contract extension.
Health experts have called the recent surge in underage vaping an epidemic that threatens the long-term health of children and teens.
Wesal Wardeh, 13 years old, confidently walks the halls of John Q. Adams Middle School in Metairie. The soft-spoken seventh-grader with the hijab and the quick smile bounces between classes while chatting with friends, just another young teen in a…
One of the city’s most sought-after elementary schools will not admit new prekindergarten students this fall, one year after converting to a charter school.
Following a hotly contested 5-2 vote on one school's future by the Orleans Parish School Board on Thursday night, New Orleans is slated to become the first U.S. city with virtually all of its public schools run by charter organizations starting ne…
The fired principal of Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy lost a bid to get her job back after a judge dismissed her lawsuit against the school in Civil District Court on Wednesday.
Parents of public school students in New Orleans may soon be able to send their children to school wearing so-called bulletproof backpacks.
Lusher Charter School’s expansion into a building near its Freret Street location is set for the beginning of the 2021 school year, but school officials are already planning for renovations that may be needed.
In a break with New Orleans’ tradition of leaving public school governance to educators, officials at City Hall are considering passing stiff new regulations for school bus companies, which are critical to the city’s all-charter school system.
When it’s a brisk winter day and you want to attract schoolchildren and their parents, it helps to bring warm buttermilk drops and hot coffee.
A year after Jefferson Parish voters narrowly rejected a proposed tax increase to raise teacher salaries, the Jefferson Parish School Board has decided to ask again.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court is returning a dispute over a Louisiana charter school back to a district court, leaving open questions about how the 2-year-old school is affected by a 51-year-old desegregation order.
A year after a Lusher Charter School student surrendered to police following accusations that he had threatened to “shoot up” his campus, his parents have filed a lawsuit in Civil District Court accusing the local school district and a parent of f…
After years of financial turbulence due to dips in undergraduate enrollment, Loyola University of New Orleans has been placed on a year of probation by its accrediting agency.
When the Jefferson Parish School Board convenes in January, there will be one glaring absence: two-term board member Cedric Floyd, a controversial force in local politics who at times angered his board colleagues and at other times shrewdly bent t…
Political newcomer Simeon Dickerson routed two-term incumbent Cedric Floyd on Saturday in an intense race for the Jefferson Parish School Board District 5 seat, getting 63 percent of the vote and likely adding another ally of Superintendent Cade B…
Xavier University's campus police chief resigned and two officers were fired Wednesday after an incident in which students said they were pepper-sprayed during an event earlier this week.
The former principal of Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy will have to wait a few days longer to try to get her job back after a hearing on her case was delayed Wednesday until mid-December.
For the first time, the Greater New Orleans Foundation is partnering with the Orleans Parish School Board to figure out how to increase equity in local public schools, officials announced Tuesday.
Two campus police officers at Xavier University have been placed on administrative leave following an incident Monday night in which some students said they were pepper-sprayed on the campus.
Calling its contents “inaccurate and scurrilous,” a state district judge on Tuesday ordered Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd not to further distribute a misleading flyer about his opponent in Saturday's runoff for the District 5 seat.
Two-thirds of the nine seats on the Jefferson Parish School Board may have been settled Nov. 6, but it's the three remaining races — one, in particular — that may set the tone for how the governing board of the state's largest school district oper…
Six Jefferson Parish public elementary schools are going to split $2.3 million in federal grant money over four years aimed at improving arts education in the schools, officials said Thursday.
A state district judge has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd and an attorney who is an ally of Floyd's from making misleading statements about Floyd's runoff opponent, Simeon Dickerson.
Over the next decade, jobs in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math are expected to grow twice as fast in Louisiana than those in any other field, researchers have found.
A new front has been opened in the battle for the Jefferson Parish School Board District 5 seat: a Jefferson Parish courtroom.
The former principal of Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy said she was illegally fired after raising questions about alleged financial mismanagement at the embattled charter school, according to legal filings.
Parents shouted protests and some were escorted away from the podium, spewing scorn at school leaders. On the dais, members of the Orleans Parish School Board begged for order.
The principal of Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy said she was fired Friday in a meeting that may have violated the state's open meetings law.
The most stressful time of the year has arrived for many New Orleans parents, and it has nothing to do with holiday shopping.
Three months after taking the helm as president of Loyola University, Tania Tetlow was officially installed Friday as the first woman and first layperson to lead the Jesuit university since its founding in 1912.
Edward Hynes Charter School, a popular, top-scoring public elementary school in Lakeview, will open a new campus next year in partnership with the University of New Orleans, officials announced this week.
An employee of St. George’s Episcopal School in New Orleans is being investigated on a child’s allegation of “sexual misconduct” that did not involve physical contact, the school says.
Crowded ballots, challenges to incumbents who had waltzed back into office without opposition four years ago and tough rhetoric on the campaign trail seemed to promise that a very different St. Tammany Parish School Board would emerge from Tuesday…
The 2017-2018 Louisiana school and district performance scores were released Thursday. The state as a whole maintained a B grade for a second consecutive year after receiving a C in 2015-2016, according to annual school academic results released b…
Schools in the New Orleans area still have a long way to go before they meet the more demanding national education standards that state officials are in the process of implementing, according to performance scores and closely watched letter grades…