HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University's department of teaching and learning has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the Louisiana Department of Education to partner with the St. Charles Parish public school system to redesign teacher preparation programs. The effort is intended to give teacher candidates more classroom time by matching... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Teach for America, which trains high-achieving college graduates to enter troubled public school classrooms, is getting a $3 million donation to add 510 teachers in the New Orleans area. The Advocate reports the money will help to more than double the group's presence in New Orleans and... more »
BATON ROUGE- Marvin Stephens is hoping to make a good first impression with recruiters.
"I'm graduating on May 17 of next months and if figure it would be a good way to find a job when i graduate," he says.
He's one of dozens of graduating education majors... more »
BATON ROUGE- More teachers are leaving the profession than ever before as the number of educators retiring increased more than 25 percent.
Some think it's because of the governor's education reforms, which would evaluate teachers' effectiveness based on student performance.
"Right now, what is perceived to be very... more »
BATON ROUGE - Earlier this year, Jean Rutherford, who's an instructor in the Russian department at LSU, found out the entire Russian program would be eliminated at the University. The news also meant many senior Russian minors may have to completely alter their degree plans. Rutherford, who would also be... more »
A planned teaching hospital could cost the state more than $70 million through 2016, with figures eventually topping $100 million, according to a consulting study. The projected amounts are about a $33 million dollar annual increase to what the state already gives the interim LSU Public Hospital.
However, the... more »