Education

Chris Miller
December 14, 2018 - 11:46 am
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted Thursday night to send a pay raise proposal -- funded by a new millage -- to the voters. The plan would generate an extra $3,360 on average for teachers' base salary. Superintendent Cade Brumley's proposal totals $32 million. It asks voters to approve a 7.9...
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Chris Miller
December 04, 2018 - 1:55 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says it's time for public school teachers and school workers in Louisiana to get a pay raise. The governor told WWL's Newell Normand today that the state has fallen behind its southern neighbors in average teacher pay. Governor Jon Bel Edwards live in studio "...
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November 18, 2018 - 9:50 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards rallied his core base of education union support with a preview of his 2019 re-election stump speech. He urged teachers and school workers to maintain a "sense of purpose" about the governor's race. The Democratic leader spoke Saturday to the Louisiana...
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Chris Miller
November 13, 2018 - 6:23 pm
A 16-year-old student at Hammond High School is under arrest for threats made on social media that forced the school to close for two days. WWL-TV reports the teen has been booked on a charge of communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property. Searches of the school revealed...
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November 12, 2018 - 4:41 pm
Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter says if the legislature stalls on a teacher pay raise, you could see a mass walk out by the end of the school year. A recent survey found 61 percent of educators would support a strike. Carter says many teachers are waiting to see the revenue...
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Chris Miller
October 16, 2018 - 4:47 pm
Benjamin Franklin school officials announced the temporary closure of both the elementary and high school campuses after a teacher and a student contracted scabies, according to the New Orleans Advocate . Scabies are a type of mite, Sarcoptes scabiei , that burrow under the skin and lay eggs. It...
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October 14, 2018 - 12:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana students who complete specified courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may soon be able to earn special endorsements on their high school diplomas. Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members are scheduled soon to consider the...
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October 13, 2018 - 11:21 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana teachers can get state grants to cover tuition at regionally accredited colleges and universities. The Louisiana Department of Education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said in a news release Friday that the program is competitive, with at least...
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October 11, 2018 - 9:04 pm
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A school board member has been accused of shoplifting at a Walmart in Louisiana. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Scott Lee tells NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that 53-year-old Sharon Lo Drucker was issued a summons to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge...
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October 07, 2018 - 11:53 am
Six Louisiana public schools are 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, a federal designation to honor schools that are high-performing or that have closed achievement gaps. The U.S. Department of Education chose 349 schools across the nation. State Superintendent of Education John White says Louisiana...
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