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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 »
  • Actress brings the arts to St. Helena Parish school Play Video

    October 13, 2014 6:51 PM

    GREENSBURG - Oscar nominated and award-winning actress Alfre Woodard made a special visit to the St. Helena Arts and Technology Academy on Monday. More than 600 students welcomed Woodard to the school in St. Helena Parish as she toured the facility and held a master class for students. ... more »
  • School fire drill uses training smoke 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 »
  • Teens arrested in attempted aggravated rape case at school

    October 8, 2014 10:47 PM

    JACKSON- Two teenagers face charges after a girl at the high school here reported the two boys tried to rape her last week. Jacobe Johnson, 18, and Breeon Lee, 18, were charged with attempted aggravated rape. They were booked Monday. Lee was 17 when he was taken to jail... more »
  • Southern Lab rebounds with online enrollment

    October 6, 2014 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A shift to online education has restored Southern University Lab School's financial health and prospects, perhaps even helping attract local students to the physical campus next to the historically black university in Baton Rouge. Southern Lab's Virtual School, barely a year old, teaches more than 600 students... more »
  • Runnels celebrates 50 years this weekend Play Video

    October 2, 2014 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Runnels Independent School is hosting several events this weekend to commemorate 50 years in Baton Rouge. It was founded back in 1965. That makes Runnels the oldest independent school in the city. When it first opened, it was home to only preschool students. Over the past... more »
  • Prairieville school roads could get upgrade Play Video

    September 30, 2014 6:03 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Crews are in the final stages of work on an upgrade to Prairieville Middle school, but some think the roads that lead to the school could use a face-lift too. The school is located at the corner of Daigle Road and Henry Road, both roads need to be... more »
  • Lawsuit filed over charter school funding in La.

    September 29, 2014 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state teachers' union has filed a lawsuit challenging the use of Louisiana's public school funding formula to pay $60 million for certain charter schools. The Louisiana Association of Educators says the spending is illegal because the charter schools are created and operated outside of parish and... more »
  • School leaders consider flood walls to protect schools

    September 29, 2014 6:40 AM

    ABBEVILLE - School officials in Vermilion Parish are moving ahead with plans for a concrete wall and pump system to protect more of the parish's schools from floodwaters. They are determined not to see a replay of problems encountered with flooded schools following Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Ike in... more »
  • East Baton Rouge Schools target dropouts

    September 24, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is recruiting students who have dropped out or who are in danger of dropping out to take Internet-based coursework as an alternative route to a diploma. The push, which includes letters and phone calls to their homes as well as... more »
  • Gaza children return to school after war

    September 14, 2014 10:11 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Some half million Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet says Sunday's opening - delayed two weeks -... more »
  • Police: Escaped school shooter captured Play Video

    September 12, 2014 2:15 AM

    LIMA, OH - A teenager convicted of killing three Ohio high school students has been captured after escaping from prison, and two prisoners who fled with him are also back in custody. A spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says State Highway Patrol troopers found 19-year-old T.J. Lane... more »
  • College savings on the rise in United States

    September 9, 2014 2:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount still isn't enough to cover one year at a four-year public university. The College Savings Plan Network says the average 529 college savings plan is worth... more »
  • U-High and Central win jamboree games Play Video

    August 29, 2014 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High school jamborees continuing on Friday in the Baton Rouge Area. At Olympia Park, U-High defeating McKinley 21-7 thanks to Nic Brossette, who scored a touchdown in the game. Also at Olympia, Northeast defeating Tara 8-6. In Zachary, Central getting the win over Baker 21-0, as James... more »
  • Central parents frustrated, kids not in school Play Video

    August 26, 2014 6:25 PM

    CENTRAL - Some parents in Central are outraged, saying their children are being denied a public education. "It's not fair to her that she has to miss school because of paperwork," said Yvone Samuel, a frustrated mother of two. "I just don't understand that, it's not fair." Samuel... more »
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times for teens

    August 25, 2014 2:12 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - Pediatricians are sending a back-to-school message: Let teenagers sleep in a bit. In a new policy statement in the journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. for teens would help curb their lack of... more »
  • Start of school again delayed in Ferguson

    August 19, 2014 1:51 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - The start of fall classes has been postponed again in the St. Louis suburb where a fatal police shooting continues to provoke unrest. Classes in the Ferguson-Florissant School District were scheduled to begin on Aug. 14, five days after 18-year-old Michael Brown's death. The district initially postponed... more »
  • Residents hope to block EBR school redistricting

    August 19, 2014 3:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of East Baton Rouge Parish residents is back in court, hoping to block a new nine-member redistricting plan that shrank the size of the parish School Board by two seats. The residents filed court papers late Monday seeking an immediate review of a lower court... more »
  • EBR looking outside Louisiana for teachers Play Video

    August 17, 2014 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge schools held a job fair in Pittsburgh Pa. to try to fill some of the open positions. School officials say they have more than 60 unfilled jobs and they are already a week into the school year. Watch the video to see... more »
  • Report: BR parents rather private school over public than most cities

    August 14, 2014 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A national report released this week listed the Capital City as the fourth-largest percentage of private school enrollment. New Orleans topped the list and was followed by Honolulu, HI, San Francisco, CA, and then Louisiana's capital. According to data, 19.1% of students attend a private school here.... more »
  • Schools using Common Core for now Play Video

    August 13, 2014 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Schools throughout the state are instructed to teach Common Core standards without any set test in place after the state school board voted to eliminate the LEAP testing. Deborah Meaux taught for more than 30 years and has always been a supporter of Common Core, and... more »
  • Schools growing in Livingston Parish Play Video

    August 13, 2014 9:32 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish Superintendent John Watson visited 2une In this morning to discuss the start of the school year. Schools there are approaching record enrollment this year. Nearly 26,000 students have enrolled so far, and Watson expects to surpass that total when all is said and done. ... more »
  • EBR cracking down on truancy as school starts Play Video

    August 11, 2014 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the school year now under way, the Family and Youth Service Center is tracking attendance and cracking down on truancy. The Baton Rouge center offers counseling, parenting classes, substance abuse programs and other resources. Director Roxon Welch says it's up to the parent to make... more »
  • More summer showers

    August 11, 2014 5:55 AM

    As many get back to school, Monday Afternoon will get back to showery and stormy weather. Some early sunshine will aid another quick warmup into the low 90s. With humidity staying high, expect scattered showers and storms to bubble up during the afternoon hours. As has been the case... more »
  • Family honors loved one by giving back Play Video

    August 9, 2014 8:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of Corey Kaufman Sr. is honoring him by giving back to the community. Kaufman was shot and killed in 2012 after a run in with a security guard at Club Sha La. Since then, his family has been fighting for justice of what they... more »
  • Zachary to get new school zone times Play Video

    August 8, 2014 5:30 PM

    ZACHARY - School is starting earlier this year for students in Zachary. That also means school zone times are changing for drivers. Zachary High School and Northwestern Middle school zone times will be from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and from 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm. The elementary... more »
  • Livingston rolls out new school buses Play Video

    August 7, 2014 4:02 PM

    LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen new school buses rolled out for the first day of school in Livingston Parish. After paying for repair after repair Livingston Parish Public Schools spent nearly $1 million to get 14 new buses and 25 used buses. Now the old phased out buses... more »
  • New WBR superintendent ready to hit the ground running Play Video

    August 5, 2014 10:49 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - New West Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Wes Watts is ready to hit the ground running. One of his first orders of business was to visit us this morning on 2une In. Watts had been Zachary High School's principal since 2010 before he was tabbed to... 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 »
  • US 'appalled' by 'disgraceful' UN school shelling

    August 3, 2014 2:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States says it is "appalled" by the "disgraceful" shelling by Israel of a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza. In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced the attack earlier in the day that killed 10... more »
  • Central students finally allowed to have backpacks Play Video

    July 31, 2014 6:01 PM

    CENTRAL - After a two year moratorium on backpacks in lieu of bulky binders, students at Central Middle School will finally be allowed to pack a bag on their back, albeit one that isn't too stylish. Every student at the middle school will be issued a matching black mesh... more »
  • New magnet programs in Baton Rouge schools include Mandarin Chinese, broadcasting Play Video

    July 29, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you still have not decided where to send your child to school when class resumes this fall, there are some new magnet programs in Baton Rouge schools that could help you make up your mind. Polk Elementary School is offering a Mandarin Chinese Program for... more »
  • Congestion relief for La. 1

    July 28, 2014 10:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The state is formulating a plan to deal with congestion along an important artery on the west side of the river. DOTD evaluated La. 1 following a push from the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board. System leaders said bus drivers have trouble running routes because... more »
  • Port Allen school to be demolished, remembered Play Video

    July 28, 2014 6:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The old building that once housed Cohn High School students will soon vanish, once the West Baton Rouge School Board lands a crew to demolish the crumbling facility. The buildings are filled with asbestos, mold and termites and must come down, but some alumni aren't ready... more »
  • WBR struggles to find teachers before school starts Play Video

    July 25, 2014 6:12 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - School starts just weeks from now, and one parish is struggling to find teachers. West Baton Rouge School officials said they're short by 42 teacher. Most of the vacancies are also in specialty positions that aren't easily filled, like math, science, reading, and special education.... more »
  • Lawsuit likely after school board votes to drop two members

    July 24, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members refused to leave Thursday's meeting before making a decision on whether or not to eliminate the number of seats on the board. About six hours after the meeting began, the board voted to eliminate two seats and move forward with... more »
  • St. Helena to get new school facility Play Video

    July 24, 2014 5:24 PM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena College and Career Academy is gearing up for the school year by working to complete construction on a brand new facility. The building will have classrooms, a science lab, and administrative offices. It will hold between 700 and 800 students. The school was... more »
  • Tips to keep kids germ free at school Play Video

    July 24, 2014 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With August upon us and school just around the corner, Dr. Mindy Calandro stopped by News 2 at 4 to provide parents with some tips to keep your kids in the classroom and avoid taking early sick days in the coming school year. The doctor said... more »
  • Teachers prepared for Common Core despite turmoil Play Video

    July 18, 2014 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite a dispute at the state level over who will provide the year-end testing assessment for Louisiana students, teachers are ready for the school year and think the best path forward is Common Core. "Common Core is a good thing," said Sandra Guilbeau, a teacher at Scotlandville... more »
  • NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

    July 18, 2014 11:56 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed. Concerned about the record 107 underclassmen who applied for this year's draft, and with 37 of them not selected, the... more »
  • Buses are stuffed, time to unpack Play Video

    July 17, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - We raised $67,000 worth of school supplies yesterday for students in Ascension and Baton Rouge Parishes during our annual Stuff the Bus drive. Now it's time for the hard part: unpacking all those buses. Volunteers will Unstuff the Bus today. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited... more »
  • Charter group out amid scandal

    July 16, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A national charter school organization won't be in charge of Dalton Elementary when the school opens this fall. The group, FUSE, gave up the charter amid a scandal at its home office on the East Coast recently. The CEO resigned after it was unveiled he did not... more »
  • Increase in vouchers raises questions Play Video

    July 15, 2014 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This upcoming school year nearly 7,000 students will use vouchers to attend private schools paid for by the state and your tax dollars. The program was originally set up to provide options for low-income families as an opportunity for kids in failing schools to attend a... more »
  • Stuff the Bus begins tomorrow Play Video

    July 15, 2014 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The 7th annual Stuff the Bus event begins tomorrow at 6 a.m. as WBRZ and the community work to bring in needed school supplies for area students. Volunteers in Public Schools knows the need first hand and has seen how students respond to a full backpack. ... more »
  • La. school bus law could add costs and travel time

    July 5, 2014 11:32 AM

    MONROE, La. - Officials are warning that a new state law could cause a big increase in school bus costs and travel times across Louisiana. The law, which takes effect in August, prohibits bus drivers from picking up or dropping off students in locations where they would have to cross... more »
  • Pointe Coupee School Board delays Central High opening Play Video

    June 27, 2014 6:45 PM

    MORGANZA - A school closing in Pointe Coupee Parish has many parents extremely frustrated because now there is just one public high school, and parents worry it will not be enough for their kids. For more than two decades Pointe Coupee Central High School has struggled to compete with... more »
  • New charter school opening in Baker Play Video

    June 26, 2014 9:52 AM

    BAKER - We might be in the heat of summer, but it's already time start thinking about heading back to school. A $7 million charter school is now in the works for Baker. Impact Charter Elementary will be the first new school in the city in several decades. Principal... more »
  • Ferry survivors return to school amid tears, grief

    June 25, 2014 2:05 AM

    ANSAN, South Korea - More than 70 teenagers who survived a ferry sinking that killed hundreds of their schoolmates walked in a somber procession Wednesday to their first classes since the April disaster. Some of the 74 students, wearing white and black uniforms and carrying book bags, bowed their heads... more »
  • Prepare your kids for fall classes at Back to School Expo Play Video

    June 24, 2014 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Summer just started, but it is never too early to start preparing your kids to go back to school. Amerigroup and Lex Lee's Kids can help you do that at their Back to School Expo. It's on Saturday, June 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.... more »
  • Board decides not to keep Taylor as superintendent Play Video

    June 19, 2014 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted Thursday night not to renew Superintendent Bernard Taylor's contract. It was set to expire at the end of June 2015 and the board chose not to keep him on as the head of the public school system once it... 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 »
  • School spending, state worker pay gets budget boosts

    June 3, 2014 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers approved a $24.6 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1. It will increase spending on services for the disabled, higher education and public schools, and give pay raises to rank-and-file state workers and state troopers. Gov. Bobby Jindal can strip... more »
  • $3.6B school funding plan receives final passage

    May 30, 2014 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $3.6 billion financing plan to pay for Louisiana's public schools next year has received final legislative passage with a 95-2 House vote. The school formula for the 2014-15 school year was written by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. It will increase spending for... more »
  • Delete the nude selfies

    May 29, 2014 7:35 PM

    BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY- A school superintendent in New Jersey warned students to delete nude pictures of themselves on cell phones or face the consequences. The school wasn't named but its a high school in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. The superintendent sent a letter to parents saying it... more »
  • Schools to decide on driving while talking cell phone ban

    May 21, 2014 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- School districts and its schools will decide whether or not restrictions in specific school zones should include a ban on using handheld cell phones while driving through the area. A watered down version of the law was approved by lawmakers and heads to the governor's desk for... more »
  • Central Freshman Academy construction to begin soon Play Video

    May 20, 2014 5:46 PM

    CENTRAL- A battle between two contractors to build the Central Freshman Academy will end quietly this week as the two companies agreed to binding arbitration. Buquet & Leblanc won the initial low bid for the estimated $5.2 million dollar construction, but Cangelosi Ward argued their slightly higher bid should... more »
  • St. Helena school to take part in arts program

    May 20, 2014 1:52 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - An elementary school in St. Helena Parish was one of three selected to take part in a nationwide program using art to turn around troubled schools. The St. Helena Arts and Technology Academy was selected along with two schools in New Orleans and Homer to receive... more »
  • Board, BRAC at odds over legislation dealing with principal powers

    May 15, 2014 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public school system leaders denounced a legislative plan to give more power to principals and slash the power of school boards. The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 636. Two board members, David Tatman and Barbara Freiberg, abstained. Essentially, the bill... more »
  • Lawmakers reject bill to kill Common Core tests

    May 5, 2014 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A back-door effort to undermine Louisiana's use of testing tied to Common Core education standards has failed to win legislative support. Republican Rep. Brett Geymann of Lake Charles proposed to require legislative approval before the education department could spend money on the standardized tests tied to Common... more »
  • BRAVE goes to school to talk to students Play Video

    April 17, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students at Capitol High got a first hand look at the major players in the fight against crime, including the top law enforcement officials involved in the BRAVE program. The students held an open forum to discuss the best ways to escape street violence and lead a... more »
  • Parents, students, and faculty respond to school's abrupt closure Play Video

    April 16, 2014 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Career Academy Public Charter High School in Baton Rouge is closing because there is no building to accommodate the students. The building is rented out by East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and it is asking for the building back for a new magnet middle school... more »
  • Career Academy closing, parent meeting tonight

    April 16, 2014 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators for the Career Academy Charter High School in Baton Rouge announced they would close at the end of May because they had to move facilities and there were no buildings to house their 243 students. A spokesperson for the charter school said the EBR Parish... more »
  • Student in Calcasieu arrested for bringing gun to school

    April 11, 2014 12:11 PM

    SULPHUR - Sheriff deputies in Calcasieu Parish have arrested a middle school student for bringing a gun to school. The 14-year-old was arrested Thursday. Officials at W. W. Lewis Middle School in Sulphur say students told the assistant principal about a student who brought a gun to school... more »
  • School where stabbings occurred may reopen Monday

    April 10, 2014 6:39 AM

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Officials say a western Pennsylvania high school where 21 students and a security guard were stabbed or slashed by a student is no longer being treated as a crime scene and will likely reopen Monday. Murrsysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld and Superintendent Gennaro Piraino (pih-RAH'-no) announced those... more »
  • The new Lee High

    April 4, 2014 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction could begin soon on a new school sitting on a giant, rolling plot of land in the heart of the city. Milton Womack, Inc. will build the $49 million Lee High School where the former complex stood on Lee Drive between Highland Road and Perkins.... more »
  • Truancy roundup leads to drug arrest Play Video

    March 26, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are finishing up a two day roundup of parents who haven't been sending their children to school. The truancy roundup focused on handing out summons to parents whose children have missed more than ten days of school and have shown a history of absences. ... more »
  • School bus driver, two students injured in accident with dump truck

    March 24, 2014 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating an accident Monday morning involving a school bus and dump truck. The accident happened this morning at the intersection of Airway Dr. and Choctaw Dr. According to EMS, the bus was rear-ended by the dump truck. The bus driver and two students were... more »
  • St. George calls for school superintendent to resign

    March 18, 2014 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The organization behind the incorporation of the City of St. George asked for leaders of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System to apologize and resign amid a state audit of the education system in the parish. Tuesday, the group asked board member Belinda Davis, State Representative... more »
  • Mom arrested after teachers witness beating

    March 14, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mother faces charges after school administrators told an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy she beat her child in front of them. Akilah Finley, 32, faces cruelty to a juvenile charges. According to her arrest report, witnesses saw her smash her son's head into a... more »
  • Police point to discipline problems for teacher arrest Play Video

    March 14, 2014 6:29 PM

    BAKER- Police are pointing to discipline problems at Baker Middle School as a reason one teacher may have taken discipline into her own hands. Deborah Anderson was arrested and charged with simple battery after police say she grabbed a student's shirt and 'yanked' him into the hallway because his... more »
  • Bill approved to overhaul school textbook review process

    March 12, 2014 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers are considering an overhaul to Louisiana's process for reviewing textbooks to give school districts more freedom to decide which instructional materials they want to use. The Senate Education Committee agreed Wednesday without objection to the proposal. Sen. Conrad Appel, the committee's chairman, says he's trying to address... more »
  • BESE delays decision on $3.5B school funding plan

    March 7, 2014 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15. BESE members said Friday they wanted more time to work on the spending proposal, which would pay for the operations... more »
  • Transgender student says he lied

    March 4, 2014 7:31 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- A transgender teen who claimed to police on Monday he was savagely beaten and sexually assaulted at school recanted on Tuesday. It came after further questions from detectives in Hercules, a suburb of San Francisco. The 15-year-old first claimed three boys attacked him in a bathroom... more »
  • Senator files bill for more EBR school districts

    February 28, 2014 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mack "Bodi" White, a republican senator from Central, is reportedly pre-filing a bill to create four independent school districts in East Baton Rouge Parish. The districts would be under an "umbrella" of schools in East Baton Rouge. One of them would be the Southeast district that... more »
  • School ads to reflect nutritional values Play Video

    February 25, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New regulations came today for healthier advertisements on school campuses. The next step in First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to fight obesity is to make advertisements at schools follow the school nutrition standards. The new regulations prohibit ads for what's considered unhealthy foods on... more »
  • Father claims he never abused "truant mom"

    February 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The father of two children, whose mother is wanted by police for letting the kids miss a combined 137 days of school, claims he hasn't abused their mother and wants the kids back in class. When Ramon Odds learned his children had missed a large portion of... more »
  • Mom wanted for letting kids skip 137 school days Play Video

    February 12, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a woman who they said let her kids skip a combined 137 days of school this year. Kenyetta Criss, 33, is accused of letting her 8-year old and 11-year old children miss at least 60 days of school each without excuses. The... more »
  • Three area school districts leading way in technology Play Video

    February 5, 2014 6:00 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Ascension Parish Schools are one of nine districts in the state and three in our area highlighted for their use of technology in schools Wednesday. In the past two years the state has increased technology in school districts, with 47 districts meeting the state's expectations of one computer... more »
  • SU employees should still report, other schools closed

    January 23, 2014 2:03 PM

    UNDATED- The threat of potential winter weather in south Louisiana has caused schools across the region. Here is a list of all schools that will be closed on Friday: * St. James - Announce mid-morning they would close immediately because of declining weather conditions * Alfred G.... more »

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