Education

John White
AP News
January 17, 2020 - 6:54 am
BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's statewide public school board, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, has started its search for a new education superintendent. The long-time occupant of the job, John White, announced last week that he's leaving in mid-March. The board hires the...
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Extension academies help students graduate
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Associated Press
January 15, 2020 - 6:10 am
(AP) — Some Louisiana students can spend an extra year in high school, working toward advanced credentials in a pilot program that's spreading from New Orleans to northwest and southwest Louisiana. Authorities say the Caddo and Calcasieu Parish “extension academies” will allow debt-free training...
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LSU
WWL Newsroom
January 10, 2020 - 1:51 pm
The LSU Board of Supervisors has called an audible. The board voted Friday during its regularly scheduled meeting in Alexandria to cancel classes on the Baton Rouge campus Monday and Tuesday, because of the national title game. Earlier in the week, the university said classes would take place as...
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July 15, 2019; Birmingham, AL, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow speaks to the media during SEC Media Days at the Hyatt Regency-Birmingham.
USA TODAY Sports
don-ames
December 20, 2019 - 3:45 pm
While we've all enjoyed watching LSU quarterback Joe Burrow perform his mastery on the field, he's also been a college student, working toward a degree from Louisiana State University like the other 25,000 people enrolled there. Well, that quest has been completed. Six days after receiving the...
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LSU
don-ames
December 15, 2019 - 9:35 am
LSU has started a national search to replace former president F. King Alexander. LSU Law Dean, Thomas Galligan, takes over as interim school President while the institution conducts a national search to replace former President F. King Alexander, who left for Oregon State. Council for a Better...
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Kim Reed
don-ames
December 14, 2019 - 10:38 am
The Board of Regents and BESE has set a goal of ensuring that, by 2025, every Louisiana high school freshman will graduate with at least one college credit or job skill credential. Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed says making sure all high school grads have post-secondary credits...
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Don Ames
November 10, 2019 - 11:23 am
Public school report cards are out and the state’s overall performance score is up slightly, but more work needs to be done to improve struggling schools. 16 percent of schools scored an A, 32 percent a B, 29 percent a C, 14 percent a D, and nine percent a failing grade. Superintendent of Education...
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Don Ames
November 07, 2019 - 7:22 pm
A 16-year-old Jefferson student was arrested Thursday on charges of battery on a police officer, resisting an officer and interfering with an educational facility. According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, the student was arrested during a "disturbance" at Helen Cox High School in Harvey...
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Chris Miller
November 04, 2019 - 4:12 pm
Football is often a game of numbers, and Tom Benson School in Kenner knows that there's a lot those numbers can teach young students about math. For the Falcons, it was a franchise defining collapse. For our kids at @benson_school , 28-3 is the foundation for a fun math lesson that’ll make you...
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Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 5:53 am
(AP) - A national education assessment shows math scores for Louisiana's eighth graders went up five points over the past two years - the best rate of improvement in the nation. The Nation's Report Card was released Wednesday. It shows Louisiana still near the bottom in math and reading scores for...
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