Education

  Dooky Chase Restaurant is the site of Louisiana’s first Civil Rights Trail marker

Hundreds of people including politicians, judges, and average citizens attended the unveiling ceremony.

LSU, UL System consider ways to accommodate staff concerned about returning to in-person classes

  Tom Galligan withdraws name from search for LSU’s next president

  State lawmaker pushes legislation against “power-based abuse” on Higher Ed campuses

  Fraternal triplets set to graduate from Grambling State University

Staged sickout: 531 EBR teachers out Monday

Jeff. Parish high schoolers to return to in-person learning

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LSU sports potentially return to normal in the fall

NOLA universities hopeful for ‘normal’ fall semester

  16% of NOLA public school students miss school everyday; School leaders plea for in-person learning

  Ceremony marks the renaming of a street for longtime Xavier Pres. Dr. Norman C. Francis; Francis expresses gratitude

  NOLA public schools returning to distance learning due to ‘very concerning spike’ in COVID-19 cases

LSU adding new safety measures for spring semester

  NOLA universities requiring COVID-19 tests, flu vaccines before students return to campus

Students will also have to participate in ongoing COVID surveillance throughout the semester.

LSU official resigns from committee to select next university president 2 days after national investigative report

A top official in LSU’s athletic department, who USA TODAY reported admitted to steering allegations against student-athletes to a superior instead of LSU’s Title IX coordinator, has voluntarily stepped down from his position on the committee to select the university’s next president.

  Jefferson Parish School System refuses to expunge BB gun weapons charge; family sues

As an 11-year-old, special needs, A-plus student, Tomie Brown’s dad, Tim says his son’s room is his special place, but believes it is not Jefferson Parish School property.

Board upholds suspension of student who had BB gun during virtual class

The Jefferson Parish Public School Board has refused to overturn the suspension of a fourth grader who had a BB gun in his home during virtual learning.

Monday school closures due to impact of Hurricane Zeta

Tulane University announces changes for 2021 spring semester

Number of COVID cases in schools released for week of Oct. 5-9

  Orleans Parish students in grades 5th - 12th return to in-person learning

NOLA Public School students in 5th -12th grades to return to school beginning Monday

9-year-old testifies before lawmakers after controversial BB gun suspension in virtual class

Number of COVID cases in schools released for week of Sept. 28 thru Oct. 2

Here is a breakdown of the number of cases and quarantines for South Mississippi schools for the week of Sept. 21-25.

  Lawmakers to discuss seating capacity inside stadiums for sporting events

Governor Edward’s proclamation says capacity cannot exceed 25 percent of the venue

La. attorney general says 4th grader with BB gun deserves appeal

Attorney General Jeff Landry said fourth grader Ka Mauri Harrison deserves an appeal after Jefferson Parish Public Schools suspended him for handling a BB gun in his home during virtual learning.

New Orleans Public Schools says one person tests positive for COVID-19 in last week

New Orleans Public Schools said only one staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of noon on Thursday (Sept. 24).

  Orleans Parish students begin return to school after delays

Starting Thursday, some schools in New Orleans will resume in-person learning after the initial start was delayed due to Hurricane Sally.

Iberville Parish adds 10 mins to school days due to hurricane closures

Busses may pass a little earlier and drop students off a little later in Iberville Parish.

  St. Tammany Schools reopen amid call for more local control on COVID restrictions

ST TAMMANY SCHOOLS PARTIALLY RE OPEN AMID CALL FOR MORE LOCAL LEEWAY IN DETERMINING COVID RESTRICTIONS

JP Recreation Department offering camp for students enrolled in hybrid and virtual learning

Registration for the student camp begins Tuesday, September 8 and runs through September 18 or until all the spots are filled.

Tangipahoa Parish School Board announces issues with Chromebooks

The Tangipahoa Parish School Board announced technical issues with their Chromebooks.

Ex-head of Dept. of Education faces federal charges for bribery, wire fraud

A federal grand jury charged four people, including the former head of Mississippi Department of Education, with misusing public money.

  Jefferson Parish students return to in-person learning

Every teacher will receive a face mask, a face shield, and every classroom will be supplied with a gallon of hand sanitizer

  NOLA schools reopen for in person learning after COVID health trends improve

School Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis says safety is a top priority and he says this was a decision based on COVID-19 data.

New Orleans Public Schools expect in-school classes to start after Labor Day

Public schools in New Orleans are expected to reopen to in-class students in September.

LSU will be closed Wednesday due to Hurricane Laura

In light of increasing closures occurring around the state, LSU will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 26 due to Hurricane Laura.

How to financially prepare for a storm, even if your emergency fund is low

Preparing for a disaster may be easier if you have lots of money, but what if you don’t?

School closures, updates

A parish-by-parish list of school closures

  City council votes to rename street for Xavier President Emeritus Norman C. Francis

Dr. Norman C. Francis served as president of Xavier University for nearly 50 years. He retired in 2015.

150 quarantined after 20 cases of COVID-19 at New Orleans area Catholic schools

The Archdiocese of New Orleans said Wednesday that 20 cases of COVID-19 have been discovered in 16 area Catholic schools.

  Jefferson Parish schools prepare classrooms to reopen next week

Teachers in Jefferson Parish will begin returning to school buildings tomorrow, while school is set to start next week.

  VIDEO: New Orleans Public Schools will make decision on returning next week

As of now, the school district plans to have students return to campuses after Labor Day. A more definitive decision will be made next week,

  Tulane University students return to campus amid pandemic

Everyone returning to campus, including students and staff, will be tested for COVID-19.

  Jefferson Parish Schools still waiting for thousands of Google Chromebooks to arrive

Months ago, the Jefferson Parish School District says it ordered 32,000 Google Chromebooks, anticipating a virtual learning situation because of the pandemic.

Kenner Discovery closes all campuses after several people test positive for COVID-19

Thursday evening parents received a letter from the administration stating that Kennery Discovery would be closed until September 11 and online learning would begin Tuesday, August 18.

Louisiana Department of Education releases virtual learning guides for families and educators

The Louisiana Department of Education has developed a new set of resources to support students participating in virtual learning.

Tulane University provides COVID-19 testing program results

Since July 27, Campus Health has tested 7,642 returning students, faculty and staff. Over these 17 days we have identified 33 positive cases

  New Orleans Public Schools update virtual learning as classes begin

Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. will provide important updates on how schools are progressing.

  FBI warns schools of a possible cyber attack as students begin virtual learning

As tens of thousands of kids begin virtual learning, there’s a warning from the FBI.

  Back to school for students in St. Bernard Parish

The school district has a staggered schedule to teach students new safety procedures.

St. Charles Parish Public Schools notifies parents of COVID-19 case at Destrehan HS

This is the second case at a St. Charles Parish School that the parish notified parents of Monday.

  Good ventilation practices important in COVID-19 fight

FOX 8 looked at what role good ventilation might play in minimizing Covid infections.

  JP Schools pushes back start date, teachers & advocates credit persistent protesting

Two days before Jefferson Parish students were due back in the classroom, the district pushed back the start of school.

Individual tests positive for COVID-19 at Norco Elementary School

Someone in the St. Charles Public Schools system has tested positive for COVID-19.

  VIDEO: Jefferson Parish Schools delay start of school year until Aug. 26

Superintendent Dr. James Gray said rapid testing will be available for symptomatic teachers

  Second wave of students return to classes in St. Charles Parish

More St. Charles Parish students will return to school Friday as the parish begins its second, first day of school.

13-year-old Guinness World Record holder from Harvey wins national spelling bee

After six days, 18 hours, and 504 words delivered through 31 rounds of spelling, 13 year old Zaila Avant-Garde, a 7th grader from Harvey, LA, beat out 88 of the best young spellers in the country to win the first ever Kaplan Online Spelling Bee,

  Students in St. Charles Parish begin return to in-person classes

On Thursday morning, students across St. Charles Parish will begin returning to in-person classes for the first time since March.

  Hundreds of protesters gather before Jefferson Parish School Board meeting

Despite a big push to delay the start of Jefferson Parish schools tonight, classes will start on time next week.

Several school employees test positive for COVID-19 in Jefferson Parish

A “handful” of Jefferson Parish School System employees has tested positive for COVID-19 since the soft opening on Monday (Aug. 3), according to spokesperson Vicki Bristol.

  What’s being done to get connectivity to thousands of students who will virtually learn this school year

In New Orleans alone, 42,000 students will begin the school year learning virtually.

LSU outlines safety protocols for Fall semester

LSU released safety measures Monday as the University makes preparations for the Fall semester

  Union still supports delay of school on teachers’ first day back

Teachers’ first day back to school can be just as loud and noisy as students’ first day back, but Gretna middle school teacher Rosalyn Spencer says it was much quieter in the halls.

  City council hold special meeting to discuss a safe reopening of schools

Council members heard today from New Orleans public schools, the Archdiocese of New Orleans and health officials about school reopening.

  TODAY: Jefferson Parish teachers prepare to head back to school

Jefferson Parish Public School teachers return to their classrooms after weeks of voicing concerns about the district’s reopening plans

  Teachers to protest governor as concerns grow returning to school

After a successful rally with dozens asking Jefferson Parish school leaders to push back the start of school, coordinators say it’s clear the message resonated with many.

  Jefferson Parish Public Schools release video of school cleaning protocols

Jefferson Parish Public Schools will have increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols. Video courtesy: JPPS

  JP principal confident in return-to-school plan, teacher union pushing back on start date

Any other year Grace King High School would welcome back more than 1300 students to campus. But given the hybrid learning structure, Principal Sharon Meggs-Hamilton says there will only be 400 students there a day.

  Jefferson Parish teachers rally against August 12 school reopening

Jefferson parish teachers rally against August 12th school re-opening due to COVID-19.

  ‘This is a really challenging set of circumstances,’ says child psychologist on new school year

Child psychologist says parents and guardians should talk regularly with their kids on school year expectations prior to return, in-person or virtual.

  Jeff. Parish teachers considering strike after continued concerns for safety

Math teachers deal in problems and puzzles, but Riverdale high school math chair, Tian Buzbee is still trying to figure out how to configure her classroom to be socially distanced.

  Bayou Parishes release school reopening plans

With one of the highest rates of COVID in the state, Terrebonne Parish Superintendent Philip Martin decided to push back the start of school until after Labor Day.

Plaquemines Parish offers three options for returning students

The Plaquemines Parish School Board will be offering three option for students returning for the 2020-2021 school year.

  School districts prepare for thousands of students to soon return to school; some virtually and others in person

As students and teachers plan to start the school year learning virtually in New Orleans, there’s a lot happening to prepare.

TIPS: Back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic

Back-to-school season is coming up, and each school district in Louisiana is deciding whether they will continue virtual learning, a hybrid model of learning, or in-person learning for the Fall semester.As families prepare for the upcoming school year and the possibility of homeschooling or an onl

  Students at St. Tammany Public Schools will now begin classes after Labor Day

The first full day of school with all students is Monday, Sept. 14.

  Together Louisiana discusses concerns about reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The debate over whether schools can reopen safely intensifies around Louisiana.

  Neurologist warns of consequences of virtual learning as parents prepare for school year

When both parents were unemployed during the spring, virtual learning with two kids under 5 didn’t seem that bad at the Walsh household.

  Tulane, Xavier and Loyola universities prepare for upcoming school year

Tulane University will have 18 outdoor structures for classes and dining.

  St. Tammany Parish School Plan for reopening

Right now, the district is planning for what they’re calling a safe start on August 11th.