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  • Parents get report cards, not for students, but for schools

    December 17, 2015 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's report card time in Louisiana - not for students, but for public schools and school districts. Louisiana's education department on Thursday posted report cards that include letter grades. State Education Superintendent John White said the report cards are a tool for parents, allowing them to see... more »
  • 3 Doors Down to perform Saturday with LSU's Tiger Band

    November 23, 2015 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rock band 3 Doors Down is scheduled to perform with LSU's Tiger Band during halftime of the football game against Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. Monday's announcement comes after the LSU Athletic Department announced and canceled two other, similar performances. Those would have featured the... more »
  • Trump says he's pleased with his debate performance

    October 29, 2015 5:56 PM

    SPARKS, Nev. - Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's pleased with his performance during the third GOP debate, even if the media won't give him credit. Trump tells several thousand supporters at a rally at the Nugget hotel-casino in Sparks, Nevada, that all the online surveys conducted Wednesday evening... more »
  • Cool Schools: Westside Junior High Band Play Video

    October 27, 2015 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Westside Junior High Band is quickly becoming one of the best school bands in the area. The band's director, David Will, has been teaching music at the school for four years. His lessons teach the students to love the music they play. "The biggest thing is trying... more »
  • Next generation of dancers perform at the Manship Play Video

    January 29, 2015 7:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you want to see the next generation of great dancers, you should attend Of Moving Colors 6th annual Kick It Out community production. It's this weekend at the Manship Theatre. "The students are working with all professional dancers," Development Director Nancy Little told News 2's... more »
  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    January 28, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK - The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox also will be paired with newcomer Hozier and Jessie J with Tom Jones at the Feb. 8... more »
  • Louisiana's own version of 'The Nutcracker' Play Video

    December 15, 2014 6:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 'The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou' is Louisiana's own version of the treasured holiday classic. It hits the stage again this weekend, just before Christmas. The ballet is Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m. at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.... more »
  • Voucher student performance better, but still lags

    November 3, 2014 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Performance is improving a bit for Louisiana students attending private schools with taxpayer-funded tuition vouchers. But it trails performance of public schools, and state officials say 23 private schools performed so poorly that they will not be allowed to enroll new voucher students. Figures released Monday showed... more »
  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    July 23, 2014 2:11 AM

    NEW YORK - A major national survey finds disconcerting data about teen use of performance enhancing drugs. The survey by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids finds experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year as young people strove to boost their athletic performance... more »
  • IG: La. collected $7M too much in Medicaid enrollment bonus

    July 15, 2014 3:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal officials say Louisiana improperly received $7 million in performance bonus payments for its enrollment of children in the state Medicaid program. The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the state Children's Health Insurance Program, known as LaCHIP, didn't meet federal... more »
  • Rapper Lil Boosie to take Louisiana stages

    April 18, 2014 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's a big weekend ahead for Louisiana-grown Lil Boosie, who for the first time since his years long prison stint for a 2009 drug conviction, takes the stage in his home state with performances scheduled in Lafayette and New Orleans. In an interview with The Associated Press,... more »
  • Senate approves public school switch bill

    April 16, 2014 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at poor-performing public schools could have the possibility of switching to higher-performing schools, under a bill that received the unanimous support Wednesday of the Senate. Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, said he proposed Senate Bill 61 to offer choice to public school students, like the state has... more »
  • La. performance lags in Advance Placement tests

    February 11, 2014 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's high school seniors had among the poorest performances among students nationwide in their passing scores on Advanced Placement exams. The exams are used to earn college credit. A report released Tuesday by the College Board shows that 5.3 percent of Louisiana's public high school graduates scored a... more »
  • Startisan performs on News 2 at 4 Play Video

    August 23, 2013 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Startisan, a Baton Rouge rock band, joined WBRZ today on News 2 at 4 before their big weekend at Varsity Theatre. The band performs Saturday night for their album release party and filmed performance. The doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10. more »
  • Audit: DOE skipped steps in monitoring charters

    May 20, 2013 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says the state education department had gaps in its monitoring of the academic performance of Louisiana's charter schools. The review, released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office, looked at charter school monitoring activities during the 2011-12 budget year. The audit says the Department... more »
  • Bills to revamp early childhood education advance

    May 10, 2013 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Proposals to tie public funding to student performance and issue letter grades to Louisiana's public and private early childhood education programs are finding easy passage through the Legislature. Two Senate bills are the cornerstones of Gov. Bobby Jindal's attempt to restructure early childhood education and to create uniform... more »
  • Virgin America best US airline performer in 2012

    April 8, 2013 9:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - A report on airline quality says U.S. airlines scored their second best performance last year, with Virgin America the leader. The annual report released Monday ranked the 14 largest U.S. airlines based on on-time arrivals, mishandled bags, consumer complaints and passengers who were bought tickets, but were turned... more »
  • Southern Jaguars honored for NCAA performance

    March 27, 2013 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council honored the Southern University basketball team for their performance in the NCAA tournament. The 16-seed Southern played a close game against the first-seed Gonzaga Bulldogs, but the Jaguars lost 58-64. Councilwoman Tara Wicker expressed how proud the parish was in their... more »
  • Beyonce to finally face media at Super Bowl

    January 31, 2013 7:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Beyonce is expected to face the media Thursday as she previews her halftime performance at the Super Bowl. But the focus will likely be on her performance at the inauguration earlier this month. The superstar hasn't spoken publicly since it was alleged that she lip-synched her rendition... more »
  • Oprah: Lance Armstrong admitted doping

    January 15, 2013 10:39 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Oprah Winfrey is confirming that Lance Armstrong came clean to her about his use of performance-enhancing drugs during their 2 1/2 hour interview Monday. She says the cyclist was "forthcoming" as she asked him in detail about doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven Tour de... more »
  • AP source: Armstrong tells Oprah he doped

    January 14, 2013 6:26 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network. Armstrong... more »

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