LSU Chancellor comments on federal inititaive for higher education affordability

LSU's new chancellor F. King Alexander has relased a statement after President Obama outlined his planes to make higher education more affordable. Here's what Alexander had to say on the matter:

Obama on college costs and federal aid

President Barack Obama kicked off a two day bus tour in upstate New York Thursday, unveiling plans to change the way the federal government will award federal student aid to colleges and universities.

LSU Residential Life to host annual Student Move-In Day today

As the fall 2013 semester is set to begin at LSU, the university’s Department of Residential Life will welcome students on Move-In Day from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in all on-campus residence halls and apartments.

Education officials pleased with results of first year of required ACT test, scores despite dip

For the first time the Department of Education tried something new for the 2012 school year, they required each eligible student to take the ACT test, thought the average score dipped, officials have still called it a success.

DOE: Louisiana parents still interested in Course Choice program

Officials with the Department of Education say they are still seeing interest in the Course Choice program.

ACT Scores show more Louisiana students ready for college

The number of Louisiana high school students demonstrating readiness in English, math, and science for college level work increased significantly between 2012 and 2013, showing gains in each subject area.

Governor Jindal issues statement on on Act 1

Governor Jindal has issued the following statement regarding the Louisiana Association of Educators' press conference on Act 1:

Kenilworth shows strong gains in enrollment

Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School has posted a strong 7.4 percent increase in student enrollment for the 2013-14 school year, school officials reported Tuesday.

State's largest teachers union offers alternate ideas to Act 1 law

The biggest teachers union in the state is now pushing its own ideas for changing the controversial teacher tenure law.

Funding cuts hit 57,000 preschoolers nationwide

Federal spending cuts are hitting 57,000 children who would have started preschool in the next few weeks. The cuts will impact an estimated 1,400 children in Louisiana.

Back-to-school spending is important gauge of pending holiday sales for retailers

Retailers are keeping a watchful eye on your back to school shopping. It's not only how much consumers are spending, but how they are spending it that's important.

Back to school: Bus safety tips

You know hat dreaded moment when you have to put your child on the big yellow school bus? They are so full of excitement and you are so full of worry.

Medical experts: Redistribute, limit weight of heavy backpacks to reduce stress

It's back to school season and that means students are hitting the books, but lugging around hefty backpacks can bring on back pain. Often everything a child needs at school can be found in one place on their back.

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

As a first-grade teacher, Julie Miller is exposed to a horrifying number of germs on a daily basis.

LSU Libraries granted additional funding for digitizing Louisiana newspapers

The LSU Libraries’ Special Collections division was recently awarded $210,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, or NEH, to digitize an additional 100,000 pages of Louisiana newspapers published from 1836 through 1922.