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  • Livingston schools need tax renewal Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:20 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish school board plans to call a special election in the spring for a tax renewal that pays for maintaining schools. Recently voters in the parish shot down two tax renewals. In the Holden area voters turned down a renewal that would pay for fire... more »
  • CDC declares 'National Influenza Vaccination Week' Play Video

    December 10, 2014 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Center for Disease Control has named the week of December 7-13 National Influenza Vaccination Week. Louisiana continued to report a high number of flu cases this week, according to the CDC. State officials took time Wednesday to tell people about the importance of getting a... more »
  • Obama: US needs to bring schools into 21st century

    November 19, 2014 10:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the United States needs to bring its schools into the 21st century when it comes to technology. Obama says less than 40 percent of public schools have high-speed Internet in their classrooms. He says that's not good for the country where the Internet was... more »
  • New website aims to enrich lives in the Capital City Play Video

    October 17, 2014 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Melissa Thompson from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber briefly visited with Brittney Weiss on our Friday 4 p.m. show to talk about a recently launched website designed to help residents of the Capital Region get the most out of life in the area. The site, called... more »
  • Jefferson schools: $4.6M tab to educate immigrants

    September 13, 2014 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana Education Superintendent John White says Jefferson Parish expects to pay $4.6 million this school year to educate 533 immigrant children who entered the U.S. without an adult. He says the state will provide $2.2 million of that. White says he's also asked for cost estimates... more »
  • Baton Rouge recruiting teachers in Pittsburgh

    August 13, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge schools need more teachers this year, so school system leaders are heading to Pennsylvania for a recruitment event. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System announced Tuesday that it is planning a teacher jobs fair at a hotel near the Pittsburgh airport on Saturday. The... more »
  • Teachers learn to combat bullying's effects on kids Play Video

    August 7, 2014 5:30 PM

    LIVONIA - With another school year on the horizon, teachers in Pointe Coupee Parish are learning how to better help their students both inside and outside the classroom. Two years ago, a student at Pointe Coupee Central High School named Tesa Middlebrook killed herself at school because she was... more »
  • Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

    July 13, 2014 1:28 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal government's role in the classroom. The educational standards were not on the formal agenda during a three-day... more »
  • US seeks better teachers for high-needs schools

    July 7, 2014 5:05 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Education Department is announcing a new initiative to attract quality teachers to the schools that need them most. It comes the same day President Barack Obama is scheduled to have lunch with teachers at the White House to discuss the issue. Education Department data show that... more »
  • Teachers at conference weigh in on common core Play Video

    June 28, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Common core was a hot topic when nearly a thousand teachers from across the country met at LSU. The educators were on campus for the third annual Effective Educators Seminar Series. "As a teacher, I personally embrace common core. Not just as a set of expectations... more »
  • New law aims to keep student information private

    June 24, 2014 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law today that stiffens penalties for educational institutions found guilty of collecting or sharing certain types of personal student information. Gov. Jindal said children and parents shouldn't have to fear the involuntary exposure of private information when they enroll... more »
  • Superintendent Taylor has plans for final year Play Video

    June 20, 2014 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - By June of next year, someone other than Bernard Taylor will run the East Baton Rouge School System. Taylor's contract will expire next year as scheduled after he requested school board members to not renew his contract. Taylor has almost completed two years of a three-year... 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 »
  • Ascension teachers get pay raise Play Video

    June 17, 2014 4:47 PM

    GONZALES- Teachers and staff in Ascension Parish schools received a 3 percent pay raise as part of a $219 million dollar budget that passed Tuesday evening. The budget includes a permanent pay raise, which hasn't happened in nearly six years. "Of course you always appreciate the money, but... more »
  • Proposed maps for EBR school district

    June 14, 2014 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The public had it's first chance to view the proposed maps for the East Baton Rouge school district Saturday. It was only group of three people that showed up, but they wanted their voices to be heard. " What disturbs me the most is that... more »
  • Legislators set to discuss school board changes

    May 28, 2014 6:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A heated debate is expected at the capitol today, as lawmakers discuss changes to how the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board operates. A bill on the table would take power away from the superintendent and give it to the principals. They would be given authority... more »
  • Jindal signs bill seeking personal online privacy

    May 23, 2014 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Employers and schools in Louisiana will be prohibited from demanding access to personal email, social media and other types of online accounts. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the governor has signed into law the bill by Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James, which is called the... more »
  • La. Legislature tries to rebalance budget

    May 20, 2014 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An effort to rebalance this year's $25 billion budget, to fill $75 million in gaps in education and prison programs, began advancing Tuesday in the Louisiana Legislature. The House Appropriations Committee agreed without objection to the budget-balancing proposal (House Bill 1094), sending it to the full House... more »
  • Taylor: Charter schools costing EBR too much Play Video

    May 15, 2014 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is preparing for a round of budget cuts after recently announcing it is on track to spend nearly $29 million more than the amount of revenue it is expected to generate in the next year. Superintendent Bernard Taylor says... more »
  • Holden: parents are the problem with education Play Video

    May 14, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden believes the problem with education in Baton Rouge isn't the schools or the teachers, but the parents. Throughout the St. George effort, schools and education have been the driving force behind the move to form a new city. In a speech to the... more »
  • West Feliciana schools moving on without property tax Play Video

    May 5, 2014 4:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish missed out on millions of dollars to improve its schools after voters in the parish shot down a new property tax. However, West Feliciana Schools Superintendent Hollis Milton says the top-ten ranked district will continue to do more with less. "Our hope... more »
  • NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

    April 24, 2014 2:58 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS- The NCAA's board of directors endorsed a proposal Thursday giving schools in the five largest football conferences more autonomy and more voting power in changing rules within the organization. The changes would allow the wealthiest schools to adopt some legislation on their own, including provisions for money beyond what... more »
  • Schools remain gun-free after weapons bill pulled Play Video

    April 16, 2014 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Chalmette lawmaker shelved his proposal to let school employees who have a concealed handgun permit to go to work armed. Rep. Ray Garofalo pulled his bill Wednesday after getting negative feedback from the House criminal justice committee. Garofalo said he wanted to send a message that violent... more »
  • Education tips from former college stars Play Video

    April 2, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two former college football stars are visiting East Baton Rouge Parish schools to give students a pep talk about education. Former USC Trojan Keith Davis and Florida State Seminole Clarence Lee stopped by Merrydale Elementary, Ryan Elementary and Glen Oaks Park Elementary to give students advice... more »
  • Following error-filled state audit, school system will perform its own

    March 20, 2014 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted Thursday night to run its own audit following one done by the state that found serious issues. Auditors said student records had serious errors and found evidence of diploma fraud. But, at the meeting, BESE and state... more »
  • Learn the importance of music with Music in our Schools Play Video

    March 17, 2014 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Renee Chatelain, the executive director of the Manship Theatre, and Andy Pizzo, a band director and jazz tromboner visited 2une In Monday to talk about Music in our Schools. Some of the top student and faculty talents in East Baton Rouge Parish will be showcased on... more »
  • Central wants to toughen admissions policy

    March 9, 2014 11:13 AM

    CENTRAL, La. - The Central School Board wants to make it harder for parents who live outside the school district to send their children to Central schools illegally. The board's policy committee has voted to send a new "evidence of domicile" policy to the full board for consideration. The proposal... more »
  • Discrimination case against Ascension Schools begins Play Video

    February 18, 2014 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A discrimination case filed against the Ascension Parish School Board in 2008 began Tuesday with opening statements and testimony from school board members and parents in the district. The case stems from a move the board made in 2008 to help alleviate overcrowding at Dutchtown Middle... more »
  • Ascension Schools discrimination case set to begin Play Video

    February 17, 2014 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal lawsuit first filed in 2008 claims the Ascension Parish School Board discriminated when it redrew district lines to alleviate overcrowding. The plaintiff in the case, Darrin Kenny Lewis, claims that when Ascension went through a redistricting process the school board forced his children into East... more »
  • Obama vows to improve education at all levels

    January 28, 2014 8:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is promising to improve American education from preschool to college in his State of the Union address. Obama promised to connect 15,000 schools and 20 million students with high-speed broadband in the next two years. It's part of the goal he announced last summer to... more »
  • EBR Schools redistricting plan approved 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 schools closed Wednesday

    January 7, 2014 7:18 PM

    GREENSBURG - Public schools in the St. Helena Parish School District are closed Wednesday. St. Helena Middle School, which is run by the Recovery School District, is also closed tomorrow. It's the second day the schools will be closed due to the cold weather. However, all 12-month... more »
  • Public school enrollment grows slightly in 2013

    January 3, 2014 9:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana public K-12 school enrollment rose this fall to 713,104 students from 707,431 the year before, with numbers generally increasing across the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas. That's according to figures from the Louisiana Department of Education. Education Department spokesman Barry Landry tells The Times-Picayune... more »
  • Delay issued in tax assessment Play Video

    December 17, 2013 5:53 PM

    GONZALES - Schools in Assumption Parish may pay the price for some companies not paying enough taxes. A recent audit revealed close to $15 million in undeclared taxes, of which $5.5 million is supposed to go to schools. On Tuesday, though, the tax commission delayed a decision on whether... more »
  • St. George school district plans six new schools

    December 9, 2013 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Backers of a city of St. George and its new school district propose to build six new schools in the area. It would put one high school, two middle schools and three elementary schools on the west side of Interstate 10 where there are no schools... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss charter takeovers Play Video

    November 7, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal money and the closing of two schools in north Baton Rouge has drawn the attention of some state leaders, who expressed concerns at a community meeting Thursday. Several lawmakers met with parents living near Istrouma High Thursday, one of the schools slated to be closed... more »
  • New superintendent for Caddo Schools

    October 26, 2013 5:17 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Schools have named Theodis Lamar Goree, Jr. as their new area superintendent. Goree's father was a math teacher and his mother served as a counselor for Caddo Parish Schools. Goree is scheduled to begin work on December 1st under a three year contract. Goree was... more »
  • Contractor chosen for St. Helena school project

    October 23, 2013 7:23 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish School Board named Ragusa Construction, of Independence, as the contractor for renovations and additions at St. Helena Central High School. The school board held a special meeting Tuesday to award the bid in advance of a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday. Ragusa's base... more »
  • State voucher program grows

    October 21, 2013 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawsuits, funding concerns and questions of quality haven't stopped the growth of Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program. The program added more than 1,800 students this year, according to the first official tally for the current school year released Monday. The state education department said 6,751 students are... more »
  • WBR school superintendent to retire

    October 17, 2013 7:29 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent David Corona says he's retiring from the school system effective in July. Corona made the announcement on his 65th birthday during the school board's regular meeting Wednesday night. Corona, who will have served as the school district's superintendent for... more »
  • East Baton Rouge schools hold flu vaccine clinic

    October 1, 2013 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Magnet High School hosted a flu vaccine clinic for students, teachers and community members. Our Lady of the Lake Pediatrician Dr. Roberta Vicari says the preventative measures that the community is taking should reduce the amount of flu cases for the upcoming season. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge private school gets Blue Ribbon recognition

    September 25, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Department of Education has recognized six Louisiana schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools, including a private school in Baton Rouge. Most Blessed Sacrament School, a Catholic elementary school in Baton Rouge, was the only private school in Louisiana recognized. Three of the schools are... more »
  • St. Helena board seeks to regain control of school

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM

    GREENSBURG- The St. Helena Parish School Board is appealing a federal judge's decision to deny the board a new trial after the judge rejected the parish's request to offer middle school grades to its students. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady shot down a request in August by the school... more »
  • West Feliciana schools changing grading period

    August 21, 2013 11:34 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish Superintendent Hollis G. Milton told the school board that all the schools in the district will change from a six-week grading period to a nine-week grading system. Milton said this was in keeping with the state's more rigorous Common Core Standards in reading and... more »
  • Funding boosted for Course Choice, to add students

    August 15, 2013 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Superintendent of Education John White says he's adding another $1 million to the budget for the state's new Course Choice program to eliminate the waiting list. The program offers online and nontraditional high school course offerings to public school students. Academic courses and skills training are being taught... more »
  • Board to consider strategic plan for schools

    August 11, 2013 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is considering a set of recommendations broadly aimed at lifting performance. The Advocate reports the 21-page strategic plan is expected to create controversy. It suggests giving principals more say in hiring teachers and more control of their school budgets. The... more »
  • Zachary school enrollment continues to climb

    August 9, 2013 8:47 AM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary Community School District expects an enrollment increase of more than 100 students for the upcoming school year. As of Thursday, Superintendent Scott Devillier said enrollment in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades first through 12th was 5,490. Personnel Director Yolanda Williams said the count amounts to... more »
  • EBR bus drivers train for new school year Play Video

    August 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of buses will hit the roads in East Baton Rouge Parish next week when school begins in Louisiana. Gary Reese, the director of transportation for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, said before their bus drivers got behind the wheel they first had to go through... more »
  • Complaint alleges bias by N.O. school officials

    August 2, 2013 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Legal advocates have asked federal authorities to investigate their claims that New Orleans school officials discriminate against the parents of Asian-American and Latino students. A complaint filed Friday with the Justice Department alleges that the Orleans Parish School Board, the Recovery School District and three charter school... more »
  • West Feliciana schools end year with surplus

    July 24, 2013 7:50 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Better-than-expected sales tax collections, an increase in state aid and budget cuts helped the West Feliciana Parish school system end the 2012-13 fiscal year with a surplus. Instead of having to dip into a "rainy day" fund to the tune of $500,000 as expected, Finance Director Helen... more »
  • School board discusses changes to Mayfair, Delmont Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jeremy Collins devotes much of his attention to his brand new baby girl. He says he gave that same attention to his son back when he attended Delmont Elementary. "My son passed to the kindergarten. I mean it's a pretty good school," he says. But... more »
  • Fmr. EBR school leader among finalists for Caddo job

    July 17, 2013 9:58 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish School Board has narrowed the search for its next superintendent to three, one of whom previously served in Baton Rouge. John Dilworth, Mary Nash Robinson and Agnella Perera are the finalists for the job. Dilworth currently lives in Alabama, but spent 17 years... more »
  • Officials scale back tax plans in Central

    July 9, 2013 8:11 AM

    CENTRAL - Central School Superintendent Michael Faulk says he is scaling back a series of spending proposals he outlined earlier this year. Faulk is proposing selling $13.1 million in construction bonds, with about $8.1 million dedicated to Central High School. That includes an estimated $5.8 million for a new... more »
  • Improvements coming to St. Helena Parish schools Play Video

    June 26, 2013 5:23 PM

    GREENSBURG - The ailing school district in Saint Helena Parish is getting a fresh start thanks to a property tax passed in November. The school district is renovating the high school and elementary buildings after years of neglect. It's the first renovation of the schools since they were built... more »
  • NCAA APR again hits schools with lesser resources

    June 11, 2013 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eighteen Division I teams will miss the postseason, and another 18 squads in men's basketball and nine other college sports will trade practice time for remedial classroom sessions under NCAA academic progress reports released Tuesday. Poor Academic Progress Rate scores mean postseason bans in 2013-14 for teams... more »
  • Teacher quits instructing amid La. teaching controversy

    June 2, 2013 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Derrick Petit tells former LSU classmate Tanesha Craig. He broke the news to her today that he is leaving behind a profession they both dreamed of back in college. "I feel like I've done what I can for the students in the classroom," he says. Petit... more »
  • West Feliciana joining schools coop

    June 1, 2013 10:43 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. - The West Feliciana Parish School Board will join a cooperative of school districts that hope to save money through bulk purchases of computers and software and by devising online courses. The Advocate reports the district will pay $1,500 to join the District Cooperative of Louisiana. The... more »
  • Video of youth fighting: plea or politics? Play Video

    May 31, 2013 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A video montage showing fights involving young people is raising questions about the timing of the release. The videos were released on-line by the organization Local Schools for Local Children on the heels of the passage of the bill that set up a breakway school district... more »
  • Local schools prepared for disaster Play Video

    May 21, 2013 6:01 PM

    GONZALES - Pecan Grove Primary is nearing the end of the school year, but students are still practicing for a severe weather scenario. This comes after a tornado ripped apart an Oklahoma town and damaged two schools. At least seven children were killed at one of those schools. ... more »
  • Kids rescued from rubble at Okla. elementary

    May 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb. An Associated Press photographer saw several children being pulled out of what was left of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., on Monday after a massive tornado... 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 »
  • St. Helena schools to offer buyouts

    May 12, 2013 10:29 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. - The St. Helena Parish School Board has approved a plan to offer early retirement buyouts to some staff members. The Advocate reports certified employees would be offered $5,500 to take early retirement, and noncertified employees would be offered $3,000. School system officials say six certified and three... more »
  • Schools lose power in storm

    May 10, 2013 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two schools in East Baton Rouge Parish had to make changes today after losing power in a storm early this morning. EBR Schools Spokesperson Suan Nelson said Riveroaks Elementary lost power after students arrived for classes this morning. Entergy said it would not be restored... more »
  • Voucher program needs funding Play Video

    May 8, 2013 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A day after a court ruled the funding source for the state's private school voucher program was unconstitutional, lawmakers at the Capitol are discussing how to fund the program. In previous years, funding for a similar program in New Orleans was allocated in the general budget, known... more »
  • Vandals cause thousands of dollars of damage to EBR schools Play Video

    April 22, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A trio of vandals caused thousands of dollars in damages to two schools in East Baton Rouge Parish over the weekend. Pictures News 2 obtained detail the damage inside. Broken windows, shattered glass, and ransacked offices and classrooms greeted administrators as they showed up to school. ... more »
  • 2 Bossier Parish schools buildings to close

    April 19, 2013 9:09 AM

    BENTON- Two Bossier Parish school facilities will close at the end of this school year in an effort to cut costs. The Times reports the Bossier Parish School Board unanimously approved the closure of Charlotte Mitchell Education Center and Bossier Learning Center -- the district's adult education program. The move... more »
  • Ascension voters to decide 3 school taxes May 4

    April 18, 2013 8:39 AM

    GONZALES - Voters in Ascension Parish will choose to renew or end three school taxes that account for $31.3 million of the school district's annual budget at the May 4 election. The three property tax renewals are dedicated toward teacher salaries, technology and facility maintenance. Early voting begins Saturday... more »
  • BESE drops plan to change rules

    April 17, 2013 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top school board has dropped proposed new rules that public school counselors and librarians said would diminish their roles and hurt students. Both state Superintendent of Education John White, who initially pushed the changes, and Chas Roemer, president of the state Board of Elementary and... more »
  • Teachers among those being laid off at area school system

    April 16, 2013 10:19 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A number of West Feliciana Parish School System employees were told Tuesday, they were being laid off. Eighteen workers, mostly teachers, were told their terminations were due to a lack of money and a drop in enrollment. In March, Superintendent Hollis Milton sent a reduction in... more »
  • Dodgeball banned

    March 28, 2013 7:42 PM

    WINDHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE- Dodgeball is banned in schools in this small New Hampshire town after a parent complained his child was being bullied. The school board went after the game saying its violent and promotes bullying. The object is to throw a ball to hit opposing players to eliminate them... more »
  • Bill filed to split public schools in Baton Rouge

    March 27, 2013 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the second year in a row, a state lawmaker has filed a bill to establish a breakaway school district. The bill, if it becomes a law, would pave the way for schools in the southeastern section of Baton Rouge to split from the East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Livingston schools get more security

    March 21, 2013 9:12 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Thursday night a unanimous decision by the Livingston Parish School Board to add more security to 44 schools around the parish. Four deputies, will be added to help secure the schools, one deputy is already working. A tentative plan will be for the deputies to rotate... more »
  • West Feliciana school board freezes teacher pay

    March 20, 2013 8:06 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A $1.5 million budget shortfall has forced the West Feliciana Parish School Board to freeze teacher salaries, cut administrative pay and propose a retirement incentive program. The board's secretary and finance manager, Ruthie Davis, told the board Tuesday night that retirement funding costs have skyrocketed in the... more »
  • BESE approves K-12 funding plan Play Video

    March 7, 2013 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved Gov. Bobby Jindal's school funding formula for the 2013-2014 school year, which protects his school voucher program. Last year a judge ruled the funding formula unconstitutional. That case is on appeal with the state Supreme Court. ... more »
  • Breakaway school district proposed in Iberville Parish

    March 1, 2013 8:20 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - Some residents and city leaders in St. Gabriel are looking to break away from the parish's school district to form their own municipal system. St. Gabriel Mayor Lionel Johnson said Thursday the community wants to opt out of the parish's school system because of "years of frustration"... more »
  • Parents warned of scabies at school

    February 22, 2013 10:43 PM

    CLINTON- The school system in East Feliciana Parish alerted parents Friday that at least one school had an outbreak of scabies. Scabies is easily transferable. The outbreak was found at Clinton Elementary, but since students share transportation, families at all schools were notified. The school was disinfected.... more »
  • EBR Schools monitoring social media Play Video

    February 20, 2013 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media has changed the way many people interact on a daily basis. Sites like Facebook and Twitter is a great tool for communication, but it can also act as a gateway for cyberbullying and threats. This week, police arrested 18-year-old Kyle Blackburn after they said... more »
  • Burglary suspect caught after schools locked down Play Video

    February 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man suspected in a burglary and carjacking after a daylong search in Livingston Parish. Lori Steele, spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, said deputies arrested Jarred Tyquan Anderson Dotey, 19, in suspicion of simple burglary, simple battery and resisting an officer. The... more »
  • More schools added to Louisiana voucher program

    February 13, 2013 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More schools have been approved for Louisiana's voucher program next year, which means the number of students using taxpayer dollars to go to private schools will likely grow as well. The state Department of Education said another 16 schools were approved to take voucher students next... more »
  • Judge refuses to modify desegregation decree

    February 7, 2013 6:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge overseeing Tangipahoa Parish's decades-old desegregation case has denied the school board's request for a status conference to discuss possible modifications to the court-ordered desegregation plan. U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle instead directed the attorneys to meet in an effort to reach a consensus... more »
  • West Feliciana schools receive additional security

    January 30, 2013 7:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office has assigned an additional deputy to school security duties, giving each of the parish's four schools a full-time officer on campus. During a briefing on security issues on Tuesday, Chief Sheriff's Deputy Randy Metz told school board members the fourth officer... more »
  • Miss. House OKs charter school bill early Thursday

    January 24, 2013 2:36 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi House members are giving approval to a bill to expand charter schools in the state. It took until nearly 1 a.m. Thursday morning, but House members voted 64-55 to pass House Bill 369. Supporters of the bill say the long debate was worth a measure they... more »

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