Education

August 16, 2018 - 7:56 pm
(WWL.com) - State Superintendent of Education John White says it's time to start paying the state's teachers more money. As a guest on Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster this morning, White discussed the recovery of the economy and increased stability in the budget, now is the time to make sure...
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August 12, 2018 - 12:51 pm
Louisiana's online tutoring service, www.homeworkla.org , is expanding hours and adding additional features that includes live tutoring, test prep, class help and even job search assistance. Louisiana’s Head Librarian Rebecca Hamilton says its academic assistance for anyone. “Some people need to...
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August 12, 2018 - 12:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ More than 7,300 Louisiana public high school students earned college credit through the latest round of Advanced Placement tests. The state education department announced Thursday that the number rose 12 percent for the class of 2017 over the prior year. The Advocate reports...
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August 12, 2018 - 9:16 am
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that a Louisiana sheriff's deputy on school duty shocked a non-verbal, autistic 10th-grader with a stun gun, then left him lying in his own urine until an emergency crew arrived 13 minutes later. The boy has been afraid even to let his family go out...
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Don Ames
August 10, 2018 - 8:34 am
Technology is playing more of a part than ever in our kids' education. But, cellphones and laptops can be distracting for students in classrooms. The solution seems to be a proper balance. Louisiana teachers are being urged to use discretion when it comes to classroom technology. Les Landon,...
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Jim Hanzo
August 08, 2018 - 8:33 am
The new school year is ready to begin, but some parents are much more over-protective than others. How much is too much? Licensed professional counselor in Metairie, Amber Trepagnier, said calls it a double-edged sword. "I'm a parent myself and I never want to see my child fail," Trepagnier said...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set for a New Orleans appearance next month at Dillard University. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Democrat from New Orleans, plans to moderate a conversation with Warren on Aug. 3 at Dillard's Georges Auditorium beginning at 5 p.m. The...
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Chris Miller
July 16, 2018 - 7:04 pm
A new study that public schools in New Orleans got measurably better after Hurricane Katrina. In the first in-depth analysis of the post-Katrina school reforms, Tulane professor and director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans Doug Harris says test scores increased 11 to 16...
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July 12, 2018 - 6:13 pm
(WWL.com) - A Tulane geologist has been selected to join scientists from around the world who are traveling to Antarctica to research the history of glaciers at the bottom of the globe. Tulane Assistant professor Dr. Brent Goehring says this could give us a peek into potential sea rise levels in...
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June 23, 2018 - 11:16 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ An associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans has been awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to study entrepreneurship patterns in urban communities. Chris Surprenant plans to work with academics from historically black colleges, including Dillard...
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