Education

Federal judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for Head Start workers in 24 states

BY: - January 4, 2022

 A Louisiana federal judge has put a hold on President Joe Biden’s mandate that Head Start workers be vaccinated against COVID-19.  U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, who previously ruled against a vaccine mandate for health care workers, issued a preliminary injunction on New Year’s Day restricting the executive branch from enforcing in 24 states a […]

Biden extends student loan repayment pause three more months

BY: - December 22, 2021

President Joe Biden will continue a pandemic-spurred pause on student loan repayments until May 1, he said Wednesday. Loan repayments were set to restart Jan. 31, following months of the U.S. Education Department not requiring payments during the pandemic. Biden told the department to extend the moratorium initially placed by President Donald Trump’s administration. It […]

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Biden administration resists Democrats’ pleas on student debt relief as deadline nears

BY: - December 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are urging the White House to extend the freeze on student loan repayments, and for the president to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt — but so far the administration is not budging. The standoff is one of the more noticeable splits between President Joe Biden and members of his […]

Schumer vows U.S. Senate action on voting rights and social policy, as Manchin rift deepens

BY: - December 21, 2021

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday he plans to force votes on voting rights, a sweeping social policy bill and a change to Senate rules early next year — even as members of his caucus have made clear in recent days Democrats lack the support to pass those proposals. In a letter to […]

Gallot says Grambling State University shootings are being addressed

BY: - December 17, 2021

Grambling State University President Rick Gallot said his school will retain a campus curfew and has cancelled night events for the foreseeable future in an effort to improve safety. The university has been the sight of eight shootings over the last four years. “The vast majority of problems that we’ve experienced have been as a […]

Louisiana state school board delays vote on new social studies standards

BY: - December 14, 2021

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education  on Tuesday pushed back their deadline for approving the revised social studies standards for K-12 schools for the second time. The board will vote on the proposed standards in March instead of January. State Superintendent Cade Brumley told the board that he wanted to push back the final […]

Louisiana Addiction Research Center gains full approval from LSU Board

BY: - December 10, 2021

The Louisiana Board of Supervisors approved the Louisiana Addiction Research Center on LSU’s Shreveport campus Friday. “The mission of the (Louisiana Addiction Research Center) is to provide addiction research and education in an integrated environment pursuing the latest in innovative approaches,” LSU Interim VP and Provost Matt Lee said to the board. North Louisiana has […]

COMMENTARY

Opinion: Four more children dead, and a nation shrugs. Is enough finally enough?

BY: - December 10, 2021

Families in Michigan will set an empty place at the table this holiday season in the wake of the mass shooting at Oxford High School in southeast Michigan that left four children dead and seven more injured. The deaths at Oxford this week came a little more than two weeks before the ninth anniversary of […]

Grambling’s $18 million campus fencing project approved by University of Louisiana System board

BY: - December 9, 2021

Grambling State University added an $18 million barrier fencing project to their five-year construction plan as part of a wider plan to address student safety issues, after gaining approval by the University of Louisiana system Board of Supervisors at a Thursday meeting. The project, which will add a “protective perimeter” to the campus, is meant […]

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Grambling proposes $18 million campus fence to increase student safety

BY: - December 9, 2021

Grambling State University has proposed protective fencing around its perimeter to increase safety after having eight shootings on campus over the last five years. The project is estimated to cost about $18 million, according to a letter sent by Grambling President Rick Gallot to the University of Louisiana system board. The university is requesting approval […]

SUNO accreditation renewed despite previous financial struggles

BY: - December 8, 2021

Southern University at New Orleans had their accreditation renewed for another 10 years even after being placed on financial probation in 2019, the university announced Wednesday. “The reaffirmation of accreditation sends a strong message to our students and to the larger community that our university has stable resources,” James H. Ammons, Jr., chancellor of SUNO, […]

Lawsuit settlement breaks down between unvaccinated students and Louisiana medical school

Lawsuit settlement breaks down between unvaccinated students and Louisiana medical school

BY: - November 24, 2021

Settlement negotiations appear to have broken down for three medical students who are suing a north Louisiana medical school over its COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  The students asked a federal court in Monroe Tuesday to amend their complaint, lodging new allegations that the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) implemented new discriminatory policies that require […]