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  • Electrical fire at a school in EBR

    October 18, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George Fire Department says it responded to a blaze at a private school in Baton Rouge. Fire officials say there was a small blaze in a classroom at The Dunham School near Bluebonnet Boulevard and I-10 just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday. The fire was... more »
  • Walker school expands with new classrooms Play Video

    August 4, 2014 2:23 PM

    WALKER - An elementary school in Walker expanded over the summer with expectations of even more students attending the school in years to come. South Fork Elementary School opened four years ago with nearly 300 students. Now the school has grown to more than 425 students, which filled classrooms,... more »
  • SELU teams up with St. Charles Parish

    June 23, 2014 3:53 AM

    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 »
  • We asked a teacher to explain Common Core lessons Play Video

    June 18, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A public school teacher explained Common Core as a method to encourage students to take control of the conversation when it comes to solving problems and developing their critical thinking skills. "We really become facilitators. We facilitate questions to them and they are the ones that are... more »
  • Gun found in elementary classroom

    May 5, 2014 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities in Baton Rouge are investigating a gun found in a classroom of Westdale Heights Elementary on Monday afternoon. Police say the unloaded .25 caliber handgun was found on the classroom floor. All the students in the class were searched and questioned. No word yet... more »
  • Thirty minutes added to school time because of missed days

    February 5, 2014 1:17 PM

    CLINTON- Students attending public schools in East Feliciana will stay in school longer to make up days missed from a winter storm in January. Students will attend school on February 28 and March 5th. Also, school hours will be extended by 30 minutes for 37 school days. Schools... more »
  • Group gives LA high marks for education changes

    January 7, 2013 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sweeping changes to the education system in Louisiana received accolades from a group that tracks education policies. A report by StudentsFirst ranked Louisiana the best in the nation for "putting students first." "The state has adopted meaningful educator evaluations, and it requires districts to base all... more »
  • W. Feliciana expands one-to-one computer program

    November 26, 2012 10:21 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish school system continues to expand a program that puts computers into students' hands for use in class or at home. The program started in 2007 from a state grant. Jerome Matherne, the district's technology supervisor, tells The Advocate the one-to-one computer initiative now... more »
  • Cuss Word Battle Brews

    February 15, 2012 7:34 PM

    Cussing by teachers in the classroom in Arizona may lead to a state law to forbid it. A state Senator introduced a bill that would punish public school teachers if they use words that violate the profanity standards set by the Federal Communications Commission. It was prompted by the senator... more »
  • Truancy efforts paying off in EBR schools

    March 24, 2011 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Figures from the East Baton Rouge Parish School District show about a 50% drop in truancy rates, per month, this school year. Teachers say it's because they can be more involved in the source of the students' absences and the authorities are being more tough on parents.... more »
  • Police: No charges filed in CA 2nd grade sex case

    February 18, 2011 1:19 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Police in California say they are closing an investigation into accounts by students that two second-graders engaged in sexual conduct in a classroom. Investigators believe students were telling the truth, but they found no evidence that any adults orchestrated or participated in the acts. Oakland... more »
  • Teacher injured trying to break up fight

    November 10, 2010 9:56 AM

    GREENSBURG - Officials say a classroom altercation between two St. Helena Central Middle School students sent a teacher to a hospital. Angela Bridges tells The Advocate that she attempted to break up a fight between a boy and a girl Tuesday when an inadvertent punch hit her in the face,... more »
  • Middle school student teaches kids about marine life

    September 2, 2010 10:21 PM

    A classroom discussion inspired a middle school student in Baton Rouge. Now, he’s taking action. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out the lesson Rory McCracken teaches kids about marine life to make a difference. more »
  • More federal money for La. schools

    May 11, 2010 1:32 AM

    Louisiana is getting nearly $200 million more from the federal government for schools and educational programs. The new allotment of $191,265,519 is in addition to $1.05 billion the state previously received. The money comes from the federal program known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was created... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Nov. 12

    November 12, 2009 5:41 PM

    A condition among chemotherapy patients known as "brain fog," the Neti Pot, the impact of background noise on kids with dyslexia, and medical marijuana are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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