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After pro-Trump mob attacks U.S. Capitol, history teachers connect the past...

When Donald Hess, a world history teacher at McDonogh 35 High School in New Orleans, logged onto his Zoom class Thursday morning, he knew...

New Orleans Public Schools will shift to virtual instruction only

On the same day that Louisiana students returned to school from winter break, NOLA Public Schools announced that, beginning Thursday, all its students will...

‘They’re so weary’: Louisiana teachers recover from back-to-back hurricanes during the...

This story was originally published in Southerly magazine with The Hechinger Report. It is second in a three-part series supported by the Pulitzer Center about...

65 percent of students back to in-person learning by end of...

By the end of public schools’ first full semester in the pandemic, 65% of students are back to face-to-face learning, 21% are virtually learning,...

2 BB gun suspensions, 2 lawsuits filed against the Jefferson Parish...

The father of a Grand Isle 6th grader sued the Jefferson Parish School Board Monday, claiming that the board’s decision to suspend the 11-year-old...

In the case of Ka’Mauri Harrison, it’s the Jefferson Parish School...

The most powerful elected officials in Louisiana rushed to defend 9-year-old Ka’Mauri Harrison when the Jefferson Parish School System suspended him for inadvertently making...

School board affirming virtual classroom BB-gun suspension would ‘rather be right...

*This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Ka'Mauri Harrison's name. Despite becoming a poster boy for excessive school disciplinary policies and being...

School districts affected by Hurricanes Laura, Delta revise their academic calendar

The Calcasieu and Cameron parish school boards announced updated academic calendars that would extend their school year to make up for time lost due...

Calcasieu Parish reopens 66 public schools after Hurricane Laura

More than two months after Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm that heavily damaged 74 Calcasieu Parish public schools, the school board has reopened...

Medical marijuana won’t be allowed in Louisiana schools anytime soon

A bill that would have required BESE to study the feasibility of allowing medical marijuana to be provided at schools and prescribe rules and...

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