Education

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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October 02, 2018 - 6:47 pm
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana has the highest Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission rates in the nation according to a new report. That means more students than ever are applying to see what financial aid they qualify for when it comes to post-secondary education. EdTech Senior...
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September 26, 2018 - 8:44 am
(WWL.com) -- The personal finance website WalletHub has released its report on the Best and Worst States for Teachers and Louisiana ranks as the fourth-worst place to teach after analyzing 22 key metrics, including income growth potential and teacher safety. Louisiana Federation of Teachers...
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September 22, 2018 - 11:57 am
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ A state champion tree at a Louisiana university campus may get more room to grow even larger. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is considering moving a greenhouse to make room for the big Montezuma cypress. Workers have removed four concrete parking spaces, and...
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Don Ames
September 20, 2018 - 8:14 pm
The New Orleans Advocate reports that Ricky Windmann claims a school employee forcibly performed oral sex on him at the Jesuit campus and that school priests knew about the abuse that happened for years. A young Richard Windmann was playing basketball behind Jesuit High School in the 1970s when he...
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September 16, 2018 - 10:44 am
(WWL.com) - The Department of Economic Development is launching a new mentorship program that will pair business veterans with upstart entrepreneurs to help get the rookies off the bench and onto the field. Secretary Don Pierson says the program has received a lot of interest from experienced...
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