NEW ORLEANS - Tulane mathematics professor Ricardo Cortez has been awarded the 2012 Blackwell-TapiaPrize, which recognizes a mathematical scientist who has contributed significantly to research in his or her field and who has served as a role model for students from under-represented minority groups. Cortez, who is the Pendergraft William... more »
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration wants to reward high-performing teachers.
Today, it'll unveil a plan to create a corps of elite master teachers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The $1 billion program will reward teachers with a $20,000 a year stipend. more »
NEW ORLEANS - A national report on reading and math achievement among fourth- and eighth-graders shows Louisiana public schools have improved since the 1990s, but continue to lag behind national averages. And there has been little significant improvement since last year.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress scores were... more »
NEW YORK - More than three dozen celebrities, including Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams, athlete Carmelo Anthony and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, are set to appear on the new season of "Sesame Street."
"Sesame Street" begins its 42nd season on PBS on Sept. 26.
PBS said Monday... more »
GONZALES - A judge has found an East Ascension High School math teacher not guilty of a misdemeanor battery charge involving an incident with a male student in May. Police had arrested Chad Goulas of Gonzales after a physical altercation between Goulas and the student. The Advocate reports Ascension Parish... more »
The principal of J.E. Harper Elementary School in Minden is on leave with pay after accusations she tampered with LEAP tests this past spring. Webster Parish school officials didn't give any details about how some of the tests were allegedly tampered with, but they say the results were voided. The... more »
Grambling State University has gotten $1.5 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to attract more minority students to biomedical science programs. The grant is for training opportunities to students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, math or computer science. Grambling also received $3 million from the U.S. Department... more »