When public school letter grades are released on Tuesday, it will mark the end of a generous scoring system sparked mostly by the tougher academic standards known as Common Core.
Sunday, November 05, 2017
In the immediate wake of the August 2016 flood, East Baton Rouge and Livingston school districts spent millions of dollars to replace flood-damaged school buses so they could quickly reopen shuttered schools.
After a lifetime of tireless work and unwavering advocacy — for love and prayer above all else across Baton Rouge and beyond — the Rev. Mary Moody died last week. She was 91.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Southeastern Louisiana University is calling it a "real world educational opportunity" — state parole hearings taking place on campus in Hammond.
Friday, November 03, 2017
Southern University's recent firing of Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas was handled properly, and his lawsuit against the school should be dismissed, an attorney for the university argued to a state judge Friday.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Lanier Elementary, one of two Baton Rouge charter schools that flooded in August 2016, moved a stepped closer to being repaired.
Monday, October 30, 2017
The Central Community School Board promoted from within Monday night, unanimously naming top administrator Jason Fountain to serve as its new superintendent, only the second person to lead Louisiana’s second-ranked public school district.
A former Baton Rouge police chief and his son are taking aim at crime by providing, free of charge, a $35,000 security and emergency alert system to McKinley High School.
Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School announced Monday afternoon that it will return in January to its?home on St. Gerard Avenue where classrooms and offices will be in seven newly installed temporary buildings after the school was destroy…
Monday, October 30, 2017
Fully restoring and rebuilding Glen Oaks High School, destroyed in the 2016 August flood, could cost as much as $45 million and that price tag doesn't include the millions already spent to get it back up and running in time for the current school year.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
In 2013, LSU's chapter of Pi Kappa Phi hosted an event for its new member class called "Big Brother Night." At that gathering, LSU would later allege, fraternity brothers quizzed the pledges, imposed consequences when they answered incorrectly and…
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
About a dozen residents of Baton Rouge on Thursday night sat at four tables in the Istrouma High School cafeteria and were given a task. They were asked to take a stack of 24 cards, each with a multi-million dollar proposed school construction pro…
Another LSU fraternity has been shut down, this time in a move prompted by national fraternity leaders who deemed the chapter "unsafe."
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The leaders of the Southern University and Louisiana Community and Technical College systems said Wednesday the state needs to spend more on need-based aid for students.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Three veteran educators who all say academics is their strength pitched their candidacies Tuesday before the Central Community School Board to become the next leader of the second-ranked school district in Louisiana.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Nearly a year before Maxwell Gruver died during an initiation ritual at the Phi Delta Theta house, LSU administrators received urgent warnings that the fraternity was out of control, with people describing scenes of intoxicated, vomit-stained memb…
Entergy announced Monday that it’s donated $35,000 to restock libraries at two schools in north Baton Rouge that flooded in August 2016.
The Louisiana Department of Education has failed to implement state-required academic guidelines for deciding whether charter school contracts should be renewed, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said Monday.
Public schools are too quick to toss students with behavior problems, and most students fail to get the help they need when they are assigned to alternative schools, according to a report prepared for state education officials.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
From late drop-offs to awkward cafeteria lines, there was always a reason kids in Livingston Parish weren't eating breakfast on campus.?
If you build it they will come, so the saying goes. That idea will be put to the test over the next decade in south Baton Rouge, where two schools are being built, one is about to be designed and as many as seven more are in the planning stages.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Southern University's homecoming parade is set to roll on Nov. 4 after it was originally postponed from Oct. 7 due to Hurricane Nate weather advisories.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
With little debate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted Thursday night to increase by $500 the cap on how much individual board members can spend on travel annually.
LSU President F. King Alexander announced Thursday that the university will reinstate an alcohol ban at fraternity and sorority parties on campus until at least January 2018, citing revelations in recent days that some students had not "absorbed t…
Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, an education library and teacher training center based in Baton Rouge, is announcing only the second executive director in its nearly two-decade history.
The average cost to send a student to a Diocese of Baton Rouge high school is about $9,800 for the 2017-18 school year, according to recently released figures.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The average cost to send a student to a Diocese of Baton Rouge elementary school is about $5,500 for the 2017-18 school year, according to recently released figures.
The Central Community School Board has scheduled interviews for next Tuesday with all three of the applicants seeking to become superintendent of the 10-year-old suburban Baton Rouge school district.
East Baton Rouge’s lowest rated public schools are likely to become part of a new “transformation zone,” where school leaders will get years of outside assistance and more financial resources to help them improve to higher letter grades.
LSU is losing top students to other states because of delays in funding decisions on the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, school president F. King Alexander said Wednesday.
The number of F-rated public schools is expected to shoot up 57 percent next year, and those with A ratings will drop 38 percent, under a new rating system approved last week by Louisiana's top school board.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Leaders of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system scored a major victory Tuesday when Louisiana's top school board voted to freeze most letter grades at the school year before the flood of 2016.
Monday, October 16, 2017
A veteran Central school administrator who’s risen through the ranks, the dean of education at Nicholls State University, and a man who has run two Mississippi Delta school districts are seeking to become the second leader of public schools in Cen…
Rather than a one-year suspension of letter grades for the East Baton Rouge Parish School District, state officials plan to offer the district post-flood flexibility in how schools are evaluated when Louisiana's top school board meets Tuesday.
LSU's initial crackdown on Greek activities in the wake of the death of a fraternity pledge was further peeled back last weekend when parties with alcohol were allowed to resume.?
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Last January, it took Michael Gaudet a week to break a deadlock among members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and get one more vote to top rival Belinda Davis and be appointed to the board. On election day Saturday, he sought to seal t…
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Since August, dozens of students at Brookstown Middle School in Baton Rouge have been raising catfish with a plan to use the fish waste as fertilizer to grow lettuce.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
After three meetings, major questions remain on whether a legislative task force will recommend significant changes to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Vacant for decades, 20 acres in Jefferson Terrace subdivision may soon become something other than a grassy field — but what that might be is still very much in doubt.
A panel of Louisiana House and Senate lawmakers Tuesday heard how the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students fits into the state budget and why costs have risen.
Monday, October 09, 2017
The previously low-temperature search for the person who will replace Central school’s founding superintendent, Michael Faulk, heated up Monday night as teachers and residents pressed for a greater say in who that person will be.
The now-disbanded LSU fraternity which is being investigated for hazing in the recent death of Maxwell Gruver was suspended for separate hazing violations less than a year ago, according to a report by LSU's newspaper The Daily Reveille.?
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Livingston school officials are already geared up for the first community college to open in the parish, even though the physical facility isn't expected to open its doors for another two years.?
Christin Kaiser's daughter Mary-Grace is one of the roughly 16,000 students caught in the middle of a lawsuit before the Louisiana Supreme Court over the fate of more than three dozen charter schools.
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Adults have long had websites aplenty to find out more information about Louisiana’s Capital city. Now kids have one of their own. It’s called www.kidslovebatonrouge.com.