Education

Louisiana Legislature’s education bills will have an impact from K-college

During the legislative session that ended Thursday, the Louisiana Legislature passed bills that mandated kindergarten for 5-year-olds, created a program to help young students...

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race...

WASHINGTON—Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how schools teach kids about...

Bills requiring public schools teach specific aspects of American history die...

A bill from Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-Denham Springs) that would have required public schools to teach specific aspects of American history -- including the...

Louisiana Legislature allows for more child sex abuse lawsuits — including...

The Catholic Church and other major institutions accused of mistreating children stand to lose a lot more money to lawsuits brought by victims of...

U.S. Senate panel grapples with fast-approaching state laws on rights of...

WASHINGTON — There was little disagreement among U.S. senators Wednesday over whether a national law is needed to standardize what soon will be a...

Starting in 2022, most Louisiana 5-year-olds will be required to go...

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that will, with some exceptions, mandate that in 2022, the state’s 5-year-olds attend kindergarten. Senate Bill 10,...

Louisiana students will remain on buses without seat belts to and...

Many Louisiana students will still have to go to school in buses without seat belts. House Bill 130, which would have required new school buses...

Mandatory kindergarten in Louisiana passes in House

A bill that would make kindergarten mandatory for Louisiana 5-year-olds passed in the House of Representatives by a 59-31 vote.  Rep. Jason Hughes (D-New Orleans),...

Bills responding to sexual misconduct scandal at LSU move closer to...

In response to reports of inaction and negligence from LSU officials in the face of TItle IX violations, the both chambers of the Louisiana...

William Tate and Lamar Davis have some big messes to clean...

LSU and the Louisiana State Police, two prominent state institutions embroiled in separate scandals that stink of sexism and racism have something else in...

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