MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A former DeSoto Parish school superintendent is set to appear in state district court Wednesday for arraignment on four felony charges. Walter C. Lee, 79, of Shreveport, is accused of two counts of felony theft and one count each of public contract fraud and malfeasance in... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's top school board is considering proposals for changing the way it divvies up $3.5 billion in annual funding for public schools. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is hearing recommendations Tuesday from a task force that looked at the school funding formula.... more »
The Louisiana Federation of Teachers files two lawsuits against the state and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The agency says the way the legislature handled Governor Jindal's education package was unconstitutional. Governor Jindal signed a series of bills changing public education, which include allowing the state to pay... more »
An educational committee in Baton Rouge is pushing for new guidelines to better define the role of school counselors. The Blue Ribbon Commission for Educational Excellence is a group of teachers, lawmakers, superintendents, business leaders and college faculty. They tackle school issues, finding solutions to the problems and present their... more »
State representative Nancy Landry and BESE board member Dale Bayard hosted an informational meeting on the status of the gifted and talented program on Monday evening. Parents and administration were given a chance to hear proposed changes to the program. The meeting was held ay the South Regional Library. The... more »
One of Louisiana's primary education initiatives is ensuring literacy for all students. A recently announced grant of more than $1 million will help enrich the state's current efforts. Louisiana is one of eight states to earn a portion o f the highly competitive Striving Readers grant. Awarded by the United... more »
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Louisiana's Special Education Administrators have sent a request the State Board of Education to remove gifted... more »