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  • BRPD: Shooting victim ran to school for help

    March 24, 2015 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said the victim of a shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning ran to a nearby elementary school for help, which prompted a lockdown at the school. Cpl. Don Coppola said then 18-year-old male victim said he was walking to a restaurant to get breakfast when... more »
  • Cool Schools: Runnels Elementary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2015 6:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Great Kindness Challenge is how Runnels Elementary School in Baton Rouge is devoting an entire week to doing as many acts of kindness as possible. That's why they're this week's Cool School. "All students will be learning and practicing ways to be kind," Librarian Joni... more »
  • Cool Schools: Elementary Review check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 23, 2014 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Throughout the fall, we've been showing you some of the most unique students, teachers and classes every week in 2une In's Cool Schools segment. While the kids are on winter break, we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite stories. This week,... more »
  • School fire drill uses training smoke check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 10, 2014 6:31 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An unusual fire drill at the Prairieville elementary gave kids and firefighters a taste of what a real fire would look and feel like. The Prairieville fire department held a 30 minute drill at Prairieville elementary using a non-toxic smoke. Fire officials said the smoke is used... more »
  • Walker school expands with new classrooms check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • House lawmakers reject ethics exemption for BESE

    May 29, 2014 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the House refused to carve out an ethics exemption for members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that would have let them enter into contracts with state government. The proposal got tacked onto a separate Senate bill by a House committee. But the... more »
  • Literacy effort attempts to break world record

    January 22, 2014 12:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attempt to break a world record is being led by "Treme" actor and musician Wendell Pierce reading to more than 500 elementary students in New Orleans. The current Guinness world record is 440 participants. The event begins a year long campaign to improve literacy... more »
  • EBR Schools redistricting plan approved check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2014 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUTE - School Board members voted Thursday night to fix an overcrowding problem in Baton Rouge elementary schools. The board passed new attendance zones for Woodlawn and Jefferson Terrace Elementary Schools. The changes were passed with an amendment to phase students out gradually. If your student already goes... more »
  • St. Helena proposes academy schools

    December 2, 2013 8:55 AM

    GREENSBURG- St. Helena Parish is aiming to convert its elementary and high schools into academies that would refocus the curricula at both schools. Superintendent Kelli Joseph said St. Helena Central Elementary School and St. Helena Central High School use traditional curricula, which means they teach core classes and electives. At... more »
  • Elementary kids at high school day after Ga. gunfire

    August 21, 2013 12:12 PM

    DECATUR, Ga. - Students at an Atlanta-area elementary school are attending classes today at a nearby high school. They were evacuated yesterday from their elementary school because of gunfire at the school. Police say a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons was able to slip into the... more »
  • Official: Ga. school suspect had assault rifle

    August 20, 2013 3:47 PM

    DECATUR, Ga. - A police chief says the suspect in a Georgia elementary school shooting fired from inside the school and officers returned fire. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric L. Alexander said at a news conference that the gunman who had an assault rifle was able to get into Ronald... more »
  • Baton Rouge teens arrested in Houma ice cream theft

    June 4, 2013 11:25 AM

    HOUMA - Police say three Baton Rouge teens and a Houma 10-year-old were arrested for allegedly stealing ice cream from a Houma school. The Courier reports the trio persuaded a 10-year-old boy to climb through a Lisa Park Elementary window Sunday and take the treats from the school's concession stand.... more »
  • BESE agrees to do away with some school mandates

    January 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has agreed to shrink the number of mandates required of local school districts, despite concerns it would let school districts eliminate school counselors and librarians to cut costs. Superintendent of Education John White proposed changes to 150 different sections of... more »
  • Newtown families invited to Obama gun control event

    January 16, 2013 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Families of the victims of last month's shooting attack at a Connecticut elementary school have been invited to the White House today to see President Barack Obama outline an effort aimed at reducing gun violence. Obama's ideas include bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines --... more »
  • Parent arrested, accused of threatening school class

    January 8, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge arrested a parent after they said she made threats to her child's class and teacher, including references to the recent school shootings in Connecticut. Deputies arrested Donna Wilson, 44, in suspicion of terrorizing after the incident today at Magnolia Woods... more »
  • Open house held for Sandy Hook students

    January 2, 2013 8:40 AM

    MONROE, Conn. - The children who escaped last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have been welcomed with their parents at a school in a neighboring town that was overhauled specially for them. And their new school is being renamed for their old one. Newtown Schools... more »
  • Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

    January 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school for students who survived a shooting rampage three weeks ago in Newtown, Conn. Desks have been taken to the new building in nearby Monroe along with backpacks and other belongings left behind in the chaos following the Dec. 14... more »
  • Lockdown lifted at four schools in the LSU area

    September 17, 2012 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School lockdowns have been lifted for four schools in the LSU area. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board officials put Buchanan Elementary, McKinley High School, Polk Elementary and University Terrace on lockdown as a precautionary measure following a bomb threat at LSU. School Board officials... more »
  • West Baton Rouge Parish looks at expanding school

    August 16, 2012 7:47 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent David Corona has received permission from the school board to seek architects' proposals for a possible expansion at Brusly Elementary School. Corona told the board Wednesday he also plans to ask architects to draw a "footprint" for a new high... more »
  • Teachers walk neighborhood for students check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2012 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In true door-to-door fashion, teachers from Highland Elementary walked the streets of Gardere today reminding the community that school starts in two days. The annual event brings teachers into their students' neighborhood so they can meet face-to-face before classes begin. "Sometimes the community is separate from... more »
  • 4 arrested in NO shooting prompting school lockdown

    January 12, 2012 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested four suspects in a shooting incident that led to the three-hour lockdown of Medard H. Nelson Elementary School. A police spokesperson says the last suspect, 21-year-old Ronald Decou, was arrested Wednesday evening. He was booked on two counts of... more »
  • BESE picks White as new La. school superintendent

    January 11, 2012 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's public education board is hiring Recovery School District leader John White as state education superintendent. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Wednesday for White, who Gov. Bobby Jindal had heavily pushed for the job. The vote came only two days after the board's... more »
  • EBR school construction projects near completion

    December 28, 2011 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two East Baton Rouge Parish schools will grow bigger by the time children return from winter break. Southeast Middle and Villa del Rey Elementary schools are getting more classrooms, eight and six respectively, and both projects are almost complete. Those additions are set to... more »
  • Mom, daughter arrested for encouraging fight at elementary school check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 5, 2011 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mother is jail after sheriff's deputies said she encouraged her two sons to beat up another student at Progress Elementary in Baton Rouge. Her older daughter, who was also present and allegedly took part, was also arrested. Authorities say Karen and Whitney Moses trespassed onto school... more »
  • Body found in parking lot of BR school check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2011 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a body found this morning at a Baton Rouge school's campus. The woman is identified as 48-year-old Mona Lisa Seaberry. Sgt. Don Kelly said officers responded to Dufrocq Elementary just after 9 a.m. He said school workers found a woman's body in... more »
  • Lanier Charter Elementary School attracts parents despite poor scores

    October 27, 2011 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lanier Charter Elementary School received a failing grade last school year. But, with 91 students and 21 percent of the current school population coming from East Baton Rouge Parish Schools in the 2010- 2011 academic year, parents still choose to send their kids there. Evelyn... more »
  • Teacher arrested for choking, dragging student

    October 20, 2011 10:29 AM

    BAKER - Baker police arrested a teacher Wednesday for choking and dragging a six-year-old at Bakerfield Elementary. Mildred Russ was charged with one count of cruelty to a juvenile and booked into East Baton Rouge Prison. According to witnesses, Russ immobilized the six-year-old child by wrapping her legs... more »
  • EBRSO: Mother lied about daughter's health to get money

    April 21, 2011 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a third-grade student in Baton Rouge is accused of lying to people at her daughter's school, claiming the girl had cancer in order to get money. Major Lawrence McLeary said Jacinta Millikin, 42, was arrested in Alexandria where she had fled when detectives... more »
  • Mayor Holden paints with George Rodrigue

    February 24, 2011 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Dufrocq Elementary got a special treat Thursday morning as George Rodrigue donated a year's worth of art supplies to the school. Rodrigue also gave a demonstration of how to paint a blue dog. Students then went to the canvas to paint their own. ... more »
  • EBR School Board votes to close Banks, Brookstown

    January 6, 2011 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – School board members have voted to close two elementary schools in the district and send their students elsewhere in the fall. Members voted unanimously to close Brookstown Elementary and voted eight-to-two with one abstention to close Banks Elementary. The students will be sent to Progress, Delmont and... more »
  • EBR School board votes to close Banks, Brookstown

    January 6, 2011 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – School board members have voted to close two elementary schools in the district and send their students elsewhere in the fall. Members voted unanimously to close Brookstown Elementary and voted eight-to-two with one abstention to close Banks Elementary. The students will be sent to Progress, Delmont and... more »
  • Meeting to discuss EBR school closures underway

    January 6, 2011 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is set to vote on a number of issues at Thursday's meeting. So far, Superintendent John Dilworth has added to his original plan. The additions include keeping Polk Elementary open two more years, but they must improve enrollment... more »
  • Power restored at Brookstown Elementary

    December 15, 2010 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School officials said that maintenance workers were able to get the power back on at Brookstown Elementary, after a malfunction caused the school to lose power and heat yesterday. Chris Trahan with EBR Schools said Brookstown would still be opening two hours late because of the... more »
  • Brookstown Elementary to open late after power outage

    December 14, 2010 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Maintenance crews are on a midnight run to Mississippi so that Brookstown Elementary School can hold classes tomorrow, according to school officials. Chris Trahan with EBR Schools said the electrical system at Brookstown broke down today, leaving the school without power or heat. Parents were contacted and... more »
  • BESE votes for new biology textbooks

    December 9, 2010 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State school officials voted unanimously Thursday to go with new biology textbooks that have drawn controversy for not including criticisms of evolution. The full Board of Elementary and Secondary Education took up the issue this morning after the textbooks were recommended by a sub-committee which voted... more »
  • BESE to vote on controversial textbooks today

    December 9, 2010 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – State school officials are expected to vote today on new biology textbooks that have drawn controversy for not including criticisms of evolution. The full Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is taking up the issue after the textbooks were recommended by a panel which voted 6 to... more »
  • College students disagree with school money shift

    November 12, 2010 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- College students say they don't want to fight with elementary schools to keep universities safe from budget cuts. The state got $147 million to help K-12 school districts hire and pay teachers, but the governor wants to use that money to help fill-in next year's anticipated budget... more »

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