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  • School Choice Expo in BR this weekend Play Video

    March 26, 2015 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The School Choice Expo is a one stop shop to learn about all the choices Baton Rouge schools have to offer. The expo will allow parents to see what sort of programs schools in Baton Rouge have to offer, so they can assess which school would be... more »
  • Over 40 La. students suspended in grade-changing scheme

    March 25, 2015 9:52 AM

    ARNAUDVILLE - Beau Chene High School has suspended at least 45 students as part of an investigation into a student who changed grades during the last six weeks through a web-based computer program. Principal Keith James tells The Advertise r the student gained access to a program called Powerschool by... more »
  • Some concerned over lack of security tabs on PARCC tests

    March 15, 2015 8:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The former president for Louisiana School Boards Association, Noel Hammatt, is speaking out against what he said he believes is loose security for the PARCC ( Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test. Hammatt said several school officials from various parishes have contacted... more »
  • 2 University of Oklahoma students expelled over racist video

    March 10, 2015 11:46 AM

    NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma President David Boren has expelled two students he says have been identified as leading a racist chant as part of a fraternity event. Boren said in a statement Tuesday the two students were dismissed for creating a "hostile learning environment for others." The students'... more »
  • 6 parents opt kids out of PARCC in WBR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2015 6:42 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Parents in West Baton Rouge parish were given the chance to opt their kids out of taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. Two meetings were held at the West Baton Rouge School Board Office so parents could air out... more »
  • Louisiana students showcase experiments in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 28, 2015 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids from all over the state showed off their scientific experiments that they've been working on for part of the school year. It was the Louisiana STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Exposition at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter school. The school has hosted... more »
  • Students have 'real talk' with law enforcement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local law enforcement officials reached out to some McKinley High School students on Thursday to talk about "real issues" that police face within the community. From understanding how to handle police officers to understanding when deadly force is used, a number of topics were up for... more »
  • Lawsuit settled over allegation bullying of gay students

    February 25, 2015 11:46 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced a settlement of its federal lawsuit alleging that gay students were routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district. In a statement Wednesday, the law center says the Moss Point School District has agreed to adopt and implement new anti-bullying... more »
  • SU students arrested for trespassing

    February 23, 2015 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen Southern University students were arrested for trespassing by Baton Rouge City Police Monday morning. Police were called to the DeVille Apartments at 1325 North St. at 2 a.m. Multiple units responded and among them were police K-9. When police arrived, several people... more »
  • 11 students hospitalized with symptoms of 'molly'

    February 23, 2015 2:14 AM

    MIDDLETOWN, CT - Wesleyan University says at least 11 students have been hospitalized with symptoms of overdoses on the drug known as "Molly." Dean Michael Whaley, vice president of student affairs, said in a letter to the campus that one of the students, a sophomore, was in critical condition at... more »
  • Redemptorist swan song involves buying or leasing campus

    February 12, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday night, a group gathered to discuss what they see as the only viable option left to keep parts of the Redemptorist school open. The Diocese of Baton Rouge will close the junior and senior level schools at the campus at the end of the current... more »
  • Common Core testing on schedule, discuss opt out consequences check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As educators get ready to roll out the PARCC tests to students next month, school executives met to talk about what happens if parents opt their children out of taking them. State Superintendent John White says students will have to take the tests as federal law... more »
  • Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

    February 12, 2015 3:46 AM

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim students in a dispute over parking spaces had earlier run-ins with his neighbors, sometimes while wearing a handgun on his hip. Police are still trying to determine whether religious hatred played any role in Tuesday's shootings, which... more »
  • Special ed overhaul triggers new arguments

    February 6, 2015 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A task force has voted to form yet another panel to try to resolve problems plaguing a state law aimed at making it easier for students with disabilities to get a high school diploma. Thursday's decision followed nearly four hours of often pointed exchanges on who bears... more »
  • La. officials say they're prepared for measles check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2015 5:16 PM

    CENTRAL - With the recent measles outbreak hitting 14 states around the country, Louisiana has managed to escape being included in that number. However, officials from the Department of Health and Hospitals said they are prepared if cases do start showing up. "If we find a kid in... more »
  • Meet EBR's Students of the Year check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2015 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of students, parents and teachers gathered last night to celebrate the best of the best in education: the East Baton Rouge Parish Students of the Year. Dozens of students from just about every school in the system were honored for their academic achievement, leadership and community... more »
  • Southern hosts IBM recruiters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 4, 2015 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is getting their students a head start in the workforce. The school is fostering a relationship with The International Business Machines corporation (IBM) to get their students jobs and internships. IBM recruiters met with Southern students Wednesday to accept resumes and conduct interviews.... more »
  • Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

    January 28, 2015 5:10 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct has been on the rise in college athletics and his department is handling 20 open investigations. Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming... more »
  • Group ready to buy Redemptorist from Diocese of Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 25, 2015 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Save Redemptorist Group says it has a plan in hopes of keeping the school open. They are willing to purchase the property outright. The group told News Two's Jessica LeBlanc they are planning to ask the Diocese of Baton Rouge to name their price for... more »
  • Students discuss race, crime with local leaders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 23, 2015 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of students from Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy got a chance to meet with local law enforcement and community leaders Friday. Teens got the chance to pose questions to the people they look up to. "It's going to encourage us to be better," said... more »
  • SU students sue apartments over racist attack check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two students from Southern University filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the managers of an apartment complex near LSU attacked them and called them racial slurs after the students tried to lease an apartment there. Jasmine Edwards and Demonya Williams named Courtyard Orleans Apartments, apartment manager Kortney... more »
  • Mother, daughter graduate from LSU together check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 19, 2014 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 1,500 students graduated from LSU today at the end of another successful semester, including two unique graduates: a mother and daughter. Deanna and Deleon Wilson were among the assembled students to hear LSU President F. King Alexander proclaim the graduating class of 2014 to... more »
  • Perseverant brothers among Fall Southern graduates check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marked a batch of important life moments as Southern University in Baton Rouge graduated a total of 465 students today and two close brothers were among that number with a trail of tribulations left conquered in their wake. Beyond being a big day for the... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2 Southern students

    December 12, 2014 10:11 AM

    GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad. Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield... more »
  • Police: Students stole fraternity's chicken, ate it

    December 10, 2014 2:51 PM

    BURLINGTON, Vt. - University of Vermont Police say three students are accused of stealing a chicken from a Burlington fraternity house, killing it and eating it at a dormitory. The Chittenden County prosecutor says he has declined to prosecute the students and all three cases have been referred to a... more »
  • Music lessons could be sweet sound of student success in BR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Winbourne Elementary students are learning to read music and play the piano in an effort to help them in other core classes. The East Baton Rouge School District introduced the piano classes at the beginning of the school year. "They were so excited about putting... more »
  • Teacher arrested for alleged lewd comments

    October 27, 2014 5:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Lee High School teacher turned himself in to law enforcement authorities after one of his former students accused him of making inappropriate comments to her at school on several occasions. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 50-year-old Oscar C. Mays, Friday on accusations of... more »
  • Police: Student gunman died of self-inflicted shot

    October 24, 2014 3:19 PM

    MARYSVILLE, WA - Police in Washington state say the student who opened fire in a high school cafeteria died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials say one other person died and four others were wounded in the attack on Friday at Marysville Pilchuck High School, located about 30 miles north... more »
  • High school teacher accused of sex with 3 students

    October 16, 2014 3:51 PM

    DUSON - Sheriff's deputies in Acadia Parish arrested a high school teacher accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with three 16-year-old students. 34-year-old Tracy Marie Barras, a math teacher at Crowley High School, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at her home without incident, according to deputies. The investigation... more »
  • La says students earning AP credit growing

    October 7, 2014 10:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The percentage of Louisiana public high school juniors and seniors earning college credit on Advance Placement exams has grown markedly, although it remains low at just over 4 percent. State figures show the number of students scoring well enough on AP tests to earn college credit grew... more »
  • Jaguars get in shape for homecoming check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 3, 2014 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Jaguar Nation spent the end of homecoming week working to get fit and healthy. Students at Southern University participated in workout sessions organized as part of the two weeks of celebrations for the school's centennial at Scott's Bluff. Students said they're happy... more »
  • LSU's Career Expo to connect students with recruiters

    September 9, 2014 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marks the start of the two-day Career Expo at the LSU Olinde Career Center designed to connect students of various majors with industry recruiters. The Expo got underway at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 9 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and will run through 3:30... more »
  • LSU considering license plate cameras check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 8, 2014 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With thousands of cars traveling through LSU, student government wants the university to install more license plate recognition cameras around campus. The systems would take a picture of every car's license plate when entering and leaving campus. Student Government President Clay Tufts says more cameras would... more »
  • Keys to a healthy school year check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2014 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids across the area have hit the ground running during the first few weeks of school. There are some things you can do to make sure they sustain that success and their health until the final day of school in May. Some key factors to pay... more »
  • Pointe Coupee opening new 'alternative school' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2014 6:01 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Students in Pointe Coupee Parish have a new disciplinary school. It will cost taxpayers about 100,000 dollars, but school board members say it's providing a place for students, who have been suspended or expelled, to continue their education. Pointe Coupee has been one of the... more »
  • More high school students earning college credit

    July 31, 2014 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's high school seniors are making increased strides on Advanced Placement exams that are used to earn college credit. The Department of Education said Thursday that more than 4,500 public high school students who took an AP test in 2014 scored 3 or higher. That's the grade... more »
  • Free lunches for EBR students to cost $500,000 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2014 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Figures from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System show the district will have to shell out an extra half-million to provide free lunches for many more students in the distrct. It's part of a federal program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture called the Community... more »
  • St. Helena to get new school facility check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Increase in vouchers raises questions check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Officials welcome more than 180 volunteers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 15, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge officials formally welcomed more than 150 World Changer students to the city. The World Changers are teenage students who travel throughout the country devoting their time to serve and help areas. They are in Baton Rouge until Friday to help make minor... more »
  • Teacher sex

    July 9, 2014 7:56 PM

    NEW BRIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A high school English teacher is charged with having sex with two 18-year-old students days before the graduated. Tiffany Leiseth is accused of a crime because the encounters with the male students happened when she still had a teacher-student relationship with them. Eighteen year olds... more »
  • Teachers at conference weigh in on common core check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 2 Louisiana students named presidential scholars

    May 6, 2014 5:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two Louisiana students, both of whom attend Benjamin Franklin Senior High School in New Orleans, have been selected as 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the selection Monday of Luke Tang of New Orleans and Sarah Wang of Slidell. They are among... more »
  • BRAVE goes to school to talk to students check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Teens get serious about violence after triple murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2014 10:34 PM

    BAKER - Parents, friends, and peers met Friday night, two weeks after three teens were murdered at the Baker Civic Club, to talk about violence in the community. "Gun play is serious nowadays," said one teen. "You have to watch you (sic) back. My parents don't let me go... more »
  • Education tips from former college stars check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Common Core panel criticizes standards Play Video

    February 20, 2014 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Challengers of the Common Core met Thursday night to discuss the academic standards that are affecting students across the nation. "I can tell you that my daughter wants to quit school," said parent Sara Wood. Common Core will take full effect in Louisiana this fall.... 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 »
  • Kids playing dangerous game while waiting for area school buses

    January 21, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- School leaders are planning extra security at school bus transfer sites since kids are playing the "knockout game" while they wait for the bus. The violent game involves randomly punching someone else, and it has happened at the transfer location on Sherwood Forest. One student could... more »
  • 6 students charged with terrorizing in Livingston Parish

    January 17, 2014 2:31 PM

    WATSON- Six students at Live Oak High School in Livingston Parish have been arrested, after they were found to be involved in what appeared to be a a plot to damage the school, as well as harm students. Deputies say the students claimed it was all part of a... more »
  • Holocaust survivor asks students for hope check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2014 5:48 PM

    GEISMAR - A Holocaust survive shared her strength and hope for a better world with students in Ascension Parish Wednesday. Marion Blumenthal Lazan was taken to a concentration camp when she was just four years old. She spent six years there, constantly terrified. "The hardest thing was to... 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 »
  • Teacher caught cursing students check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2013 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A substitute teacher is no longer lecturing students after a profanity-laced tirade which parents called a verbal assault on their children. A student captured the rant on his cell phone Monday morning at Glasgow Middle School. Terri Mclendon's son, who she says was one of the... more »
  • 6 students to serve jail time after school brawl

    October 9, 2013 2:03 PM

    OPELOUSAS- Six students arrested after a disturbance at Opelousas High School will begin serving a month in the Opelousas jail Thursday. Judge Vanessa Harris dropped charges against two students, saying they had tried to break up the fight. The six students - four 17-year-olds and two 18-year-olds - will serve... more »
  • Two students arrested after gun found at junior high

    October 9, 2013 11:33 AM

    MANDEVILLE - Two students were arrested after a loaded handgun was found in a boy's restroom at Mandeville Junior High School. The school was placed on lockdown and parents were informed with a "robo call". Police say students alerted school officials about rumors that a student had a... more »
  • Slive: NCAA rules on agents 'part of the problem'

    September 19, 2013 9:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is critical of the NCAA's rules governing agents, saying they "are part of the problem" and not the solution. The commissioner told The Associated Press Thursday his hopes for total revamping of "the rules and regulations as they relate to agents" never... more »
  • School children learn about 9/11 attacks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 11, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, a class full of third graders in Baton Rouge heard about what happened in New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania 12 years ago. Their textbooks don't have any lessons about the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but teachers helped educate the... more »
  • 4 Independence High students arrested

    September 11, 2013 8:19 AM

    INDEPENDENCE - Four Independence High School students have been arrested after a campus-wide search uncovered prescription pills and an unloaded handgun. Assistant Superintendent Lionel Jackson says a school resource officer suspected students were smoking marijuana on campus early Tuesday. Officers with the Independence Police Department, the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • South Louisiana Community College calls on industry for help

    September 1, 2013 10:32 AM

    NEW IBERIA - South Louisiana Community College wants to work with communities to respond to workforce needs, but financial help is needed from industry to train workers, SLCC Chancellor Natalie Harder says. The Advocate reports that Harder spoke this past week to a group at the college's New Iberia campus,... more »
  • Miss State Valley University housing students in hotels

    August 25, 2013 1:00 PM

    GREENWOOD - Mississippi Valley State University is housing more than 100 upperclassmen in two off-campus hotels because of an on-campus room shortage. The Clarion-Ledger reports that it's the second state university to lease rooms for students. Earlier this month, Jackson State leased the 120-room Travelodge motel for nine months. Acting... more »
  • Students to get help in finding jobs

    August 25, 2013 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The University of Louisiana System has reached a deal to help its more than 92,000 students find jobs after graduation. The Advocate reports the nine-college system's partnership with MyEdu of Austin, Texas, also is billed as a way for students to stay on track with schoolwork, shorten... more »
  • Southern University adding international flavor

    August 19, 2013 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thirty-six Brazilian students will be roaming the campus along with Southern University's first-time freshmen and returning upperclassmen. Southern has made a push in recent years to open its campus to foreign students, sending Chancellor James Llorens overseas to establish relationships with universities in Turkey and Brazil. In... more »
  • New school year gets underway

    August 12, 2013 9:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Class is back in session for thousands of students and teachers across the Baton Rouge area. Today marks the first day of the 2013-2014 school year for public students in East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge and East Feliciana parishes, and for Zachary Community Schools. ... 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 »
  • Voucher school preps for increase in students check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge voucher school is racing against time as they prepare for a significant increase in students. Hosanna Christian Academy is almost doubling its enrollment in voucher students. They'll have more than 500 this year, the largest amount in the parish. There was doubt earlier in... more »
  • State touts first year of required ACT testing

    July 17, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The number of Louisiana public school students taking the ACT college admissions test has jumped by roughly 11,000, now that the state requires high school students to take the exam - and the number scoring high enough to attend college without remedial work jumped by 3,600 this... more »
  • End-of-course exam scores: proficiency up 4 points

    July 2, 2013 4:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Education officials say the number of Louisiana high school students deemed "proficient" in subjects measured by end-of-course exams improved by 4 percentage points this year. The tests, which replaced the old Graduate Exit Exam, cover algebra I, geometry, English II, English III and biology, with U.S. history... more »
  • Students still want school loans after interest hike check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 28, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Millions of students are taking out loans to get through school, despite a recent hike in interest rates for federal assistance. "I lost TOPS and that doesn't help. Basically I didn't have enough money," says LSU student Dylan Wegmann. Interest rates will double from 3.4 percent... more »
  • Apartment developments popping up in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 28, 2013 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Developers are hoping new housing units will fill up as fast as they're being built in Baton Rouge. Students say it's a good idea to get a head start on finding new digs. "We started pretty early but I know it gets more difficult the... more »
  • District whipping-up support for spanking at school Play Video

    June 26, 2013 9:33 PM

    HAMMOND - The public school district here is thinking about returning corporal punishment to the list of possible penalties for unruly students. In recent years, schools systems quit using paddling as a discipline measure. But Tangipahoa Parish School Board members are taking a hard look at it. "We... more »
  • Science camp experiment sends 3 to hospital

    June 17, 2013 4:21 PM

    COVINGTON - Two boys and a teacher were injured when a science camp experiment went wrong. Elaine Simmons, an official at St. Scholastica Academy, says 911 was called after two boys and the teacher were injured. At St. Tammany Parish Hospital, spokeswoman Melissa Hodgson says both boys were sent to... more »
  • Zachary to farm out expelled students

    May 19, 2013 12:56 PM

    ZACHARY, La. - The Zachary Community School Board will hire a private academy to provide programs for middle- and high-school students who are expelled from their regular schools. The Advocate reports that the district's alternative school has been at the Port Hudson Career Academy. Board members have plans to expand... more »
  • Spring commencements continue at Southern, LSU

    May 17, 2013 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Graduation week continues in Baton Rouge this morning with hundreds of students receiving diplomas on the bluff at Southern University. Southern's commencement ceremonies began at 10:30. The university awarded degrees to 714 graduates this year, and featured Chief Justice Bernice Johnson as its guest speaker. She's... more »
  • 8 arrested, 2 at large in truancy crackdown

    May 16, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested eight women and are seeking two more in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said they failed to send their kids to school despite repeated warnings. The arrests were part of an effort by the new Family and Youth Services Center to target repeat... more »
  • Voucher program needs funding check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Senate backs breakaway school district in Baton Rouge

    May 7, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two proposed laws that would create a new, public school district in East Baton Rouge Parish cleared the Senate Tuesday. Both organizations connected to the push- one for and another against- posted the news on Facebook, alerting followers to the developments. People posted congratulatory comments on... more »
  • Nearly 8,000 students offered vouchers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 1, 2013 3:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State education officials said nearly 8,000 students have been offered vouchers to attend private schools for the next school year, despite an ongoing court battle over funding for the program. State Superintendent of Schools John White said the total is 3,000 more than last year's enrollment... more »

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