Education

Higher Education
4:41 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

LSU Graduation Rate Reaches All-Time High

Louisiana State University announced Wednesday a record 67 percent of students who started college in 2006 graduated within six years. That’s up from 62 percent of the cohort that started in 2005.  

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Bomb Threats
10:37 am
Mon October 22, 2012

New Plan Aims To Remedy Evacuation Gridlock

Officials at LSU say they are updating their emergency plan to achieve faster campus-wide evacuations in the cases of emergencies.

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Education Overhaul
10:12 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Districts, State Clash Over Teacher Layoff Policy

State Supt. John White is scolding four school districts for including seniority as a factor for consideration in teacher layoff decisions.

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Education Overhaul
10:24 am
Tue October 16, 2012

BESE Adopts Accreditation as Proof of School Quality

The state's top school board Tuesday adopted revisions to its process for approving private and parochial schools. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will now accept accreditation from independent agencies as proof a school meets state standards.

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Education Overhaul
10:28 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Education Department Slims Down

Salaries have been trimmed and personnel shed as Superintendent John White has reorganized the state Department of Education.

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Higher Education
10:42 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Researchers Win Grant To Answer Questions About Universe

Two LSU researchers have won a $250,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Education Overhaul
10:53 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Denied Request Could Help Clarify Public Records Exemption

The state Department of Education is again denying a request from the Associated Press for information on how schools were chosen to participate in Governor Jindal's voucher program.

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Higher Education
12:00 am
Tue October 2, 2012

LSU Engineering Expands With Public-Private Partnership

The state is pledging $50 million to expand and renovate LSU's College of Engineering. The school has to match the state's contribution with $50 million in private funds. It has already raised $8 million.

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Baton Rouge Schools
1:27 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Superintendent Envisions Reform Within Baton Rouge Schools

Superintendent Bernard Taylor (East Baton Rouge Parish School System)

Bernard Taylor came into East Baton Rouge Parish as the new superintendent of schools officially in June. He arrived amidst a wave of state education reforms, for which the parish is arguably ground zero.

Roughly a third of Baton Rouge public schools, threatened with state takeover, face new competition from private school vouchers and independent charter schools.

Accountability measures for teachers and administrators are adding to the pressure.

Speaking with WRKF's Amy Jeffries, Taylor does not mince words in his critique of state reforms or the potential of East Baton Rouge public schools.


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Bomb Threats
12:00 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Bomb Threat Response Suggests Football's Public Safety Benefits

Every game day, police say, is an opportunity to practice evacuating LSU's campus of 30,000 students, as it was after the bomb threat.

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