Education

Chris Miller
December 07, 2017 - 2:56 pm
Some schools in the area are announcing they will be closed Friday, December 8, in anticipation of the wintry weather. The following schools will be closed Friday: St. Tammany Parish Public Schools Catholic schools in St. Tammany Parish Tangipahoa Parish Public Schools St. James Parish Public...
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Chris Miller
December 05, 2017 - 5:38 pm
Two students at Slidell Junior High School were arrested after one brought a gun to school and another showed it off to other students. Police say the incident happened Friday, and the fact that no one reported it until days later is troubling to them. According to police, one student brought the...
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November 07, 2017 - 8:40 am
(WWL.com) -- The Louisiana Department of Education releases the 2016-2017 annual school performance scores today, and this is the last time schools with be graded on a curve. For Barry Erwin, president of the Council for a Better Louisiana, the change could not come soon enough. He says it is time...
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November 05, 2017 - 11:11 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's education department has created an online tool aimed at helping families evaluate and compare K-12 public schools and child care centers around the state. The online site, called the Louisiana School Finder, will launch Tuesday at www.LouisianaSchools.com . The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a dinner hosted by the Washington Policy Center in Bellevue, Wash. The Associated Press has learned the Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit-colleges. That would mean abandoning the Obama administration’s policy of fully erasing that debt. Under President Barack Obama, tens of thousands of students deceived by now-defunct for-profit schools had over $550 million in such loans canceled completely. The possible change could leave many students scrambling after expecting full forgiveness. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 28, 2017 - 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration's policy of erasing that debt. Under President Barack Obama, tens of thousands of...
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October 26, 2017 - 9:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A Louisiana State University fraternity has closed after its national leaders deemed the chapter to be ``unsafe.'' LSU's Lambda Chi chapter was closed Sunday following a vote by the fraternity's national board of directors. In 2015, LSU had placed Lambda Chi on probation for...
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October 20, 2017 - 3:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State University is reinstating a ban on alcohol at fraternity and sorority events more than a month after the death of a student in an alleged hazing incident. LSU President F. King Alexander said in a letter dated Thursday that some students haven't ``absorbed...
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October 18, 2017 - 2:32 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In...
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September 30, 2017 - 3:06 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After years of enrollment declines amid repeated budget cuts, Louisiana's university systems are reporting an uptick in their student counts this year. The Advocate reports that enrollment figures from the LSU System, University of Louisiana System and Southern University...
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September 30, 2017 - 7:27 am
WWL.com Reporting Starting with the freshman class in the fall of 2018, first year LSU students are required to live on campus. Assistant Vice President for Residential Life Steve Waller says they’ve been working towards this goal for a few years because research shows students who live in a dorm...
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