GREENBURG - The Saint Helena Parish School District is one of the worst-performing school districts in the state, but plans for a new school could help turn things around.
The district has been under fire for years for deplorable conditions and failing schools. They were still rated "F" under... more »
BATON ROUGE, La.- Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest round of budget cuts are falling on shelters that take in battered women and other domestic violence prevention providers. The reductions were made to help close a $166 million midyear budget deficit. The Advocate reports that funding for family violence prevention and intervention... more »
BATON ROUGE-- Zachary school officials changed their minds and decided not to accept vouchers from thirty students at failing schools.
The school board originally voted to allow the students on April 26. A release Monday reversed that decision.
News 2's Stephanie Ryan gets answers on the change of... more »
BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members received an olive branch from the state's Recovery School District leader Wednesday.
John White offered to work with board members to determine the future of failing schools. He says there are 30 in East Baton Rouge Parish not making the... more »
President Barack Obama is offering $900 million in grants to states and school districts to turn around low-performing schools and cut the dropout rate. To get a share of the cash, recipients will have to take drastic actions - such as replacing principals, reopening schools as charter schools or closing... more »
Educators says Louisiana's top school board is poised to approve tougher rules for public schools to avoid state takeovers and other sanctions. The panel has scheduled a special meeting Tuesday, in part to tackle the issue. The minimum requirement is now 60 out of about 200. But that minimum requirement... more »