Education

La. school board to vote on statewide COVID-19 safety policies for classes to resume

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will vote Tuesday, July 14 on a plan that aims to keep children safe and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus during the 2020-2021 school year.

  Reopening of Texas schools leads to competing emotions

  Bossier School District releases plans for upcoming academic year, parent survey results

Southern ‘Human Jukebox’ latest school marching band to pull out of Nyx

Carla Dupree tapped as Region VIII’s outstanding principal

Wiley College to continue remote learning this fall

DeSoto Parish School Board announces plan for next school year

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LSU of Alexandria releases plans for fall

La. Dept. of Education and LPB to televise instructional programming for students

Tulane University receives $1 million to help fight COVID-19

Southern Arkansas University offering first doctoral degree

Red River schools releases plans for summer

Caddo Parish Schools summer food service is ending

Senate Committee on Education discusses how to safely reopen public schools in the fall

The Senate Committee on Education discussed plans Thursday night (June 25) about reopening Louisiana’s K-12 schools in the fall.

La. Dept. of Education releases 2020-2021 school reopening guidelines

Each district will ultimately decide how schools will operate.

  As coronavirus cases rise again, an East Texas college prepares to welcome students back this fall

Capacity will be set at 50% and students will take turns learning in person and virtually

  LSUS to offer face-to-face classes during fall semester

School officials plan on smaller class sizes, promote physical distancing and expand cleaning protocols.

2 NWLA youths lay claim to 2020 student of the year titles

Cassidy works with Harvard on COVID testing strategy, favors more frequent testing for workers

Bossier Schools looking to hear from parents, posts survey online

  Linwood Public Charter reveals coronavirus safety measures ahead of school year

  Bossier School District drafts teachers to identify possible gaps in students’ education due to COVID-19

Senate Committee sets hearing for K-12 school return

Demolition and plans for Haughton High School

Construction plans for Haughton High

  Mixed reaction to reopening TX public schools

There are mixed feelings tonight among parents and the public in general about the reopening of public schools as normal in Texas.

  Caddo Schools move 2020 graduations to Independence Stadium

The ceremonies for each school will take place from July 27 through August 1.

  Nearly 5,400 more Bossier students to get free meals

The federal program saves each student’s family about $600 each school year

  Bossier School District intends to have traditional start

“As the conversation about the pandemic continues to evolve, so do guidelines and directives, making it premature to definitively say what the 2020-21 school year will look like ..."

  Caddo rolls out 3 scenarios for 2020-21 school year

WATCH: Slideshow provides detailed look at the plans

  Activists push for black history to be taught in all American history classes in Caddo public schools

"We want black history to not only be black history, but American history”

LSU says incoming student who posted video using racial slur will not be enrolled come fall

A prospective freshman at LSU who recently posted an offensive video on Twitter of himself using a racial slur will not be enrolled come fall, LSU tweeted out Monday, June 15.

Gov. Edwards issues statement in support of renaming Middleton Library on LSU campus

Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statement Thursday, June 11 in support of renaming Middleton Library on LSU’s campus.

Bill aiming to lower university fees is moving through La. legislature

A plan that would allow universities in Louisiana to raise or lower student fees next year is moving through the state capitol.

Class-action lawsuit targets LSU for refunds after pandemic cancels ‘in-person’ experiences

A woman who claims to be an LSU student asked a federal judge to order the university to refund portions of its students’ tuition and fee payments.

  Parents, teachers upset over Caddo’s decision to close 3 schools

“Teachers and staff have been quiet like asked. We have been sitting ducks. When do we get a voice?”

Black student leaders at LSU announce Middleton Library will be renamed, pending board approval

Members of LSU’s administration and black student leaders met Wednesday night (June 10) to discuss race relations at the school’s campus moving forward.

LSU scientists working on method of tracking new COVID-19 cases through wastewater

LSU Coordinator of Environmental Engineering John Pardue is the head of the operation and hopes this new testing method will lead the Baton Rouge community in the right direction.

  Caddo votes 9-3 to shutter 3 elementary schools

Next week, School Board members are expected to decide whether to approve the district’s 2020-21 budget proposal

LSU apologizes after uproar over racial slur allegedly used by incoming freshman

An incoming LSU freshman is being targeted on social media for allegedly posting a video using a racial slur.

  Caddo School Board to vote on closing 3 schools Tuesday night

Arthur Circle Elementary, Mooretown Professional Development Elementary and Jack P. Timmons Elementary are all in danger of closing their doors to help offset an estimated $12 million budget shortfall due to coronavirus related cuts in funding.

  Caddo might close 3 elementary schools

Proposal targets the Arthur Circle, Mooretown and Jack P. Timmons campuses

Bossier Schools to continue Grab-and-Go food program

Bossier Parish Summer feeding program

What will the fall semester look like on LSU’s campus?

Over the next 30 days, expect to hear some decisions from LSU officials regarding the fall. Until then, it’s mostly speculation.

  The Good Stuff: From mother to son

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Doug Warner shows us how a Shreveport teen is claiming victory against depression — all the way to the graduation stage.

  Louisiana Department of Education new program to feed over 600,000 students

P-EBT program for students

Bossier Schools class of 2020 “Bring it Home”

Bossier Schools will now hold outdoor ceremonies at each high school’s stadium.

  Former DeSoto schools Superintendent Cade Brumley selected as Louisiana’s education superintendent

Wednesday morning the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted eight to three to select Dr. Brumley as the next State Superintendent of Education for Louisiana.

  Texas childcare centers can immediately reopen fully

They still need to abide by social distancing and other safety measures, like a ratio of 10 children per instructor at most

  Will Caddo students head back to classroom this fall?

School Board members have agreed to waive teacher evaluations

  83% of NWLA high school students face mental health challenges at school, survey finds

Study’s authors present findings to Bossier, Caddo superintendents and plan to address their school boards

Beloved children’s character says congrats to 2020 graduates

Television puppeteer Noel MacNeal reprised the role of Bear from the famed children’s series Bear in the Big Blue House to say congratulations to graduates of the class of 2020.

LSU holds virtual graduation celebration

LSU held virtual graduation celebrations Friday, May 15 because the COVID-19 pandemic has caused schools and universities to be closed.

UL Lafayette honors eight students as Spring 2020 Outstanding Graduates

Each semester, the deans of ULL’s academic colleges nominate students as Outstanding Graduates.

LSU celebrating Spring graduates Friday, May 15

There will be over 4,000 graduates participating in a virtual graduation ceremony.

DeSoto Parish announces Louisiana State Semi Finalist for Teacher of the Year

Nakia Graham obtained her degree at Northwestern State University in 2016.

Shreveport high school senior wins new car

Shreveport’s Precious Memories Mortuary created the 2020 Adoption event to help area high school graduates.

  NSU grad ‘rolls’ with virtual commencement ceremony

Northwestern State University held virtual commencement ceremonies honoring its spring 2020 graduates on Friday.

  KSLA Salutes: LaTech students, professor create new N-95 mask

They’ve gotten NASA’s attention

Bill would ban refusing college transcripts because of debt

Louisiana lawmakers are considering a proposal that would ban public colleges from withholding a student’s transcript, grades or diplomas because of outstanding debts.

  Caddo and Bossier Schools still hiring during coronavirus pandemic

Looking for a job in education?

  COVID-19 could threaten or alter some summer camps

When they get the green light, organizers say, parents should try to sign up as early as possible

Adults returning to school to finish degree get nearly 45% off tuition through new program

The University of Louisiana System is announcing a special tuition rate for Louisiana adults returning to school to finish their degree though Compete LA.

  Natchitoches honors class of 2020 with pictures

Along the river front downtown are pictures of over 500 seniors from across the school district.

  Bossier Parish teacher sends handwritten notes to Legacy Elementary’s 831 students

"I just wanted to let them know we’re still here, we’re still connected”

Distance learning may take a toll on your child’s mental health, here’s how to help

Uncertainty, this pandemic can really take a toll on emotional and mental health, especially for your children.

Third arrest made in University Loop East shooting case, police say

A third suspect is now in custody and facing several charges in connection with a shooting earlier this month that injured a person.

  ETX university sews masks for alumni serving on COVID front lines

East Texas Baptist University is not letting the spread of the coronavirus hinder its faith-based mission.The institution is extending its love across the state and country, by sewing masks for alumni who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight.

Michelle Obama hosting weekly read-alongs for kids

Former first lady Michelle Obama will host a live online reading of one children’s book each Monday for four weeks, starting on April 20.

Bossier Schools sets possible graduation date for Class of 2020

Bossier Schools announced on Friday that a tentative date for graduation day is set.

Northwest Louisiana high schools updating graduation times

As the coronavirus continues to affect everyone’s everyday lives high school seniors are forced to forego exciting events in their lives, including graduation.

  Facebook page helps H.S. seniors out of school due to COVID-19

One Bossier City woman started a Facebook page where graduating seniors can upload a picture, write down their interests, and wait to be adopted by someone from the community who would send them gift cards and thank you notes. The movement took off with more than 6,000 people joining in 48 hours.

  A year later, Centenary College police investigator reflects on impact of sharing her sexual assault story

“A lot of people did come to me and say they didn’t realize and they were able to share their story with me. So people did come forward and get that off their chest.”

  Louisiana students upset over ongoing school closure

“It hurts that our parents can’t see us walk across the stage, but it’s about staying safe"

Gov. Edwards closes La. public school buildings for the rest of 2019-2020 academic year

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said Monday, April 13 that he expects to be issuing an executive order to keep all K-12 public schools closed in the state through the end of this current school year.

Gov. Edwards expected to issue proclamation that school will not resume this academic year

Governor John Bel Edwards says he expects to make an announcement regarding the future of the state’s schools Tuesday

Chimp Haven brings its sanctuary into living rooms

Chimp Haven, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, isn’t letting the spread of the novel coronavirus hamper its mission of education.

Chimp Haven features new online educational activities

Looking for some ‘wild’ excitement while at home?

COVID-19 delays graduation for Caddo high school seniors

When the rites are held, the number of guests per graduate may be limited to 4 or fewer

BESE asks Gov. Edwards to close La. public schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) has asked Governor John Bel Edwards to extend his proclamation to close the state’s public schools for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

New COVID-19 cases reported by LSU

Louisiana State University (LSU) reported more individuals linked to the university tested positive for COVID-19.

LSU updates grading policy for Spring 2020 semester

Two grading options are available for students for this semester only