The parent of a student at Fifth Ward Elementary School in Reserve has filed a lawsuit against the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board, demanding that students be moved from the school because of concerns they’re breathing a “likely carcinoge…
Monday, November 12, 2018
When families start applying this month to New Orleans public schools for the upcoming school year, they will have dozens of schools to choose from in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Of the more than 300 publicly funded early childhood programs in the New Orleans area, only 20 are considered “excellent,” the highest rating possible under standards adopted by the Louisiana Department of Education, according to scores released T…
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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…
Thursday, November 08, 2018
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…
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…
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
A 46-year-old physical education teacher and coach at St. Rita School in Harahan remained in jail Tuesday after he was arrested over the weekend for alleged sexual misconduct with a student.
The United States is the most dangerous nation in the developed world in which to give birth, and Louisiana is among the states with the highest maternal death rates.
Monday, November 05, 2018
The Edgar P. Harney charter school will close at the end of the year, Orleans Parish school district Superintendent Henderon Lewis Jr. announced Monday night, according to a report from The Lens.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Starting early next year, Tulane University medical students will be able to care for patients at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Following a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education, Tulane University may soon allow men to participate in programs of the Newcomb College Institute, an organization that administers scholarships and provides clubs and activities for women …
Four years ago, one lone seat was up for grabs on the St. Tammany Parish School Board — the District 9 seat that had been moved from the eastern side of the parish to the west and as a result had no incumbent.
Saturday, November 03, 2018
A new research report has found what many Louisiana families already know: that the typical cost of child care and early education is unaffordable for the majority of working parents in the Pelican State and across the country.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Orleans Parish public schools and other schools in the New Orleans area will have delayed starts Thursday morning in anticipation of bad weather.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
For the last two election cycles, Jefferson Parish School Board elections pitted historic foes: charter school-friendly business groups versus teachers union interests.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Spirits were bubbling in Andrew Hermann's tenth-grade chemistry class at Isidore Newman School on Wednesday morning, as students wearing protective goggles shouted as they huddled over one of several in-classroom laboratories.
Two F-rated Algiers Charter network elementary schools that are facing closure at the end of the school year merged into a single building this week.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
When the state issues its annual report cards grading the quality of Louisiana public schools, alternative schools are often clustered at the bottom of the list.
Friday, October 19, 2018
A bright new sign announcing Rosenwald Collegiate Academy adorns the weathered entrance to the old Rosenwald school on Berkley Drive in Algiers. But the squat, brick building sits empty.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The largest teachers union in Jefferson Parish has named an interim president after its leader was arrested and accused of cultivating marijuana.
Officials with Benjamin Franklin Elementary School have closed both of the school's campuses for the week after a student and a teacher contracted scabies, according to several news reports and a notice sent out by the school.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Sredericka Rodriguez, a 30-year-old employee of the Salvation Army, knows firsthand what a struggle it can be to pay for child care in New Orleans.
Burning eggs in an Algiers apartment led to the arrest of the president of Jefferson Parish's largest teachers union on a marijuana count, court documents show.
Friday, October 12, 2018
The Orleans Parish School Board has voted to deny a local shipbuilder’s request for a tax break, the first such action from a board that was only recently given the power to review requests for industrial tax exemptions.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
The Orleans Parish School Board voted Thursday night to tweak the geographic priority component of OneApp, the lottery system used to assign seats in most of the city's public schools, following years of complaints from parents that children have …
Crescent Leadership Academy, an alternative charter school that serves students who have been expelled from other public schools because of behavioral or other problems, will close at the end of the month, according to a letter from Orleans Parish…
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Police say a teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School in Gretna who was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of grabbing a 17-year-old female student's behind last year made inappropriate sexual comments to multiple students.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Facing growing complaints that many students are unable to gain admission to public schools near their homes, the Orleans Parish School Board is set to consider tweaking its geographic preference policy to increase seats for students who live with…
Sunday, October 07, 2018
A former LaPlace Elementary School principal who was removed from her position a year ago after less than three months on the job has filed a lawsuit against the parish school board and its superintendent while publicly defending herself across so…
Monday, October 01, 2018
An elementary school in Denham Springs ascended to earn the nation's top school honor, the National Blue Ribbon, on Monday, despite a crippling flood that damaged its school campus and the homes of 85 percent of its families.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Seven students suffered minor injuries after two New Orleans school buses crashed into each other as students were unloading at Eleanor McMain Secondary School on Wednesday morning, school and city officials said.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Anne Ogden, a Covington parent whose efforts to get a French immersion program started for kindergarten and first-grade students in St. Tammany Parish schools ended in a court defeat last month, is appealing the decision by Judge Raymond Childress.
The Jefferson Parish school system will receive nearly $3 million over the next five years to help address mental health challenges faced by students and staff, officials have announced.
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.
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.