K-12 education

Wallis Watkins

The funding plan for K-12 schools in Louisiana is finally on its way to the full House, after the Appropriations committee advanced the school funding formula Sunday. 

Wallis Watkins

The debate over next year’s budget is headed to the Senate, after the Louisiana House easily passed the bill Thursday. But K-12 education funding continues to be a sticking point. 

SARAH GAMARD/LSU MANSHIP SCHOOL NEWS SERVICE

House Republicans are looking to give Louisiana teachers a larger pay raise than expected next year, as lawmakers decide how to spend $119 million in extra revenue. 

Baton Rouge Magnet High School principal Nanette McCann talks about the state of public education in Louisiana. McCann has been leader of one of the nation's leading schools for the past 15 years. She has also been serving as principal of the reopened Lee High School.


One of Baton Rouge's inner city schools is showing remarkable test scores from its students. The Community School for Apprenticeship Learning is headed by principal Lamont Cole, the Metro Councilman, along with CEO Dujan Johnson and Jim Madden, professor of mathematics at LSU.


S. Lincoln

After nearly a year of focus groups and public meetings, the Louisiana Department of Education is releasing its final version of the state’s ESSA plan the end of this month.


John White Softly Singing New Tune

Sep 27, 2016
Sue Lincoln

State Education Superintendent John White, the oft-embattled head of Louisiana K-12 education, is walking a less controversial path these days.

“We cannot return to a time when K-12 education and the tools teachers use in the classroom are the subjects of daily political headlines,” White told the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.