Louisiana Education Headlines

Special education overhaul subject of webinar series

Controversy continued to churn Wednesday on a new state law that offers multiple ways for some special education students to earn a high school diploma. Officials of the state Department of Education told a key advisory panel that the agency… Read More

Roemer: Common Core about higher expectations

PINEVILLE – Chas Roemer, chairman of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, met with local business leaders in hopes of helping them make sense of the “noise” surrounding Common Core State Standards and focus on raising expectations. “We… Read More

St. James parents, teachers concerned about Common Core lessons

LUTCHER — St. James school officials have held a series of primary school meetings for parents and teachers who have been struggling to learn more about the state’s new Common Core educational standards, specifically in math. School Board members said… Read More

Preschool funding is again key point in discussion of statewide preschool changes

Calls for more preschool funding dominated the conversation Monday as Education Superintendent John White trekked to New Orleans to share his vision for the restructuring the state's child care system. Preschool providers and educators questioned how such changes would be financed… Read More

Louisiana’s preschools will get $540,000 in private grant money over three years

Over the next three years, more than a half-million dollars will help educate about 2,500 preschoolers in seven Louisiana parishes, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities announced Monday. That cash will benefit the organization's PRIME TIME Preschool program. The program… Read More

La. public school teacher retirements remain up

BATON ROUGE – Newly released statistics find the spike in public school retirements eased somewhat, but the numbers are still higher than prior to passage of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education revamp. The number of kindergarten through 12th-grade employees in the… Read More

New teachers switch careers to try hand at education

The new school year is in full swing, and it's not just students who are getting in the groove. So are a handful of brand-new teachers throughout the Bossier school system who decided to abandon their old careers in order… Read More

State education superintendent to discuss pre-school plan in Baton Rouge, New Orleans meetings

State Education Superintendent John White plans to discuss early childhood education during public meetings in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, according to the early childhood advocacy group Policy Institute for Children. On Sept. 15 and 22, he'll present his vision for… Read More

New year means longer grading periods in Monroe schools

Monroe City Schools' new nine-week grading policy for elementary schools has some school officials worried that parents may be caught by surprise when grades come out on Oct 23. Elementary schools in Monroe City will join junior high schools and… Read More

Partners in Education work to build betters schools in Lake Area

The Partners in Education program has played a vital role in Calcasieu Parish schools for years by directly involving local businesses and industries in schools. Partners donate funds and supplies, sponsor events and visit schools to help enhance students’ quality… Read More


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