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  • Over two dozen students were injured in canopy collapse

    October 3, 2015 7:55 PM

    OLIN, N.C. - An emergency medical services director says 25 people were injured when a concrete canopy collapsed on a group of high school band students gathered for a competition in North Carolina. Dr. Howard Bell of Iredell Emergency Medical Services confirmed the total to reporters after the collapse Saturday... more »
  • Students suspended for clothing displaying Confederate flag

    September 17, 2015 1:50 PM

    CHRISTIANSBURG- One of the roughly 20 students at a Virginia high school who received a one-day suspension for wearing clothing displaying the Confederate flag says he doesn't intend to back down. Christiansburg High School Senior Houston Miller organized a rally outside the school Thursday to protest a new school policy... more »
  • LSU students race to snag season tickets as sale deadline looms check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 26, 2015 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students tickets for the upcoming LSU football season are nearly gone. Tiger football fans who also attend the university have had their chance to snag their tickets since the beginning of summer, and as of the end of today, nearly 14,000 student tickets have been sold.... more »
  • LSU classes begin Monday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU faculty, staff and students are heading back to class Monday morning. University president, Dr. F. King Alexander stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's John Pastorek about his expectations for the upcoming year. Students moved onto campus last week and have spent the last... more »
  • Police investigate three mojo overdoses at high school

    August 20, 2015 4:35 PM

    COVINGTON – Covington Police said they are investigating possible drug overdoses by three students at Covington High School Thursday afternoon. According to WWL's Ashley Rodrigue the Covington Fire Department was called to Covington High School after lunch over a report of an unresponsive student. When firefighters arrived on... more »
  • Thousands of freshmen move onto LSU's campus on move in day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 3500 freshmen moved onto campus Wednesday. More than six hundred volunteers helped the students get their bags into the dorms. Food and drinks were provided for the students and their families as some of them said their final goodbyes before the start of the semester. "... more »
  • Southern University sees a rise in enrollment numbers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 17, 2015 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University's enrollment numbers are up this fall compared to last year following significant changes to how new students are recruited. In an interview Monday, University officials said only about 900 freshmen were enrolled in classes at Southern at the end of registration last fall. But,... more »
  • Southern University classes start Monday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 17, 2015 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University has continued to build a strong foundation for students despite recent budget cuts. Students are heading back to class Monday morning, eager to start the new year off on the right foot. This will be the first year for the university's new president and... more »
  • Work crews ahead of schedule on Southern bridge Play Video

    August 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is getting ready for the fall semester, steadily working to complete a bridge that's been out for nearly a year. The bridge collapsed last year after it was discovered that the piping was old and water had washed away dirt from the foundation. "There... more »
  • Iberville school board approves school choice policy

    August 11, 2015 8:16 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- The Iberville Parish School Board has approved the district's school choice policy, which sets the standards by which students enrolled in Iberville schools with poor academic performance can transfer to better schools within the parish. The board's 8-1 vote Monday night comes a year after Legislature mandated local districts... more »
  • More charges for ex-teacher accused of sex with juveniles

    August 10, 2015 3:07 PM

    FRANKLINTON - A former teacher who was arrested in January over accusations of having sex with two students now faces more charges. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says 40-year-old Kimberly Cooke was booked Friday on five counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. It was her second arrest on... more »
  • Truancy on decline thanks to Family and Youth Service Center Play Video

    August 7, 2015 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With nearly 7,000 truant kids among the East Baton Rouge Parish school population last academic year, the problem of absenteeism in the Capital Area is a serious one. Those numbers are already on the decline this school year, and it is partly due to the efforts of... more »
  • Often problematic transfer site will have large security force this school year

    August 5, 2015 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School leaders here hope to combat any problems at an often problematic bus stop before they begin by posting numerous security officers there as school starts Thursday. Parents have complained about issues at the transfer site, at Choctaw and North Sherwood Forest, for years. The East... more »
  • Louisiana Tech to end fee paid only by female students

    July 17, 2015 11:11 AM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University will discontinue a fee paid only by full-time, female students that caused a student to file a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. Dave Guerin, executive director of university communications, says the university will restructure its fees.... more »
  • East Feliciana Middle gets ready for school year by cleaning up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2015 6:13 PM

    CLINTON - School officials are gearing up for the upcoming school year by making sure the halls and classrooms are clean. Schools Superintendent Carlos Sam told News Two a private maintenance company was hired to clean up East Feliciana Middle School. Over the summer, the school hosted kids... more »
  • Booking it with Big Baby check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 14, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU alumnus and NBA power forward, Glen Davis, is giving back to the Baton Rouge community. This morning he stopped by 2une In with Kali Johnson to talk to John Pastorek about his mission to challenge children to read. Davis is currently traveling around the area to... more »
  • Laptop program in Ascension schools grows check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 8, 2015 6:38 PM

    SORENTO - A program providing laptops for Ascension Parish students is growing. The school board approved adding an additional 5,000 computers for students to take home to the 12,000 they already have. That will let the district give laptops to fifth graders this coming school year. The goal... more »
  • 'Teacher of the Year' indicted for sex with students Play Video

    July 7, 2015 1:33 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A grand jury indicted a former Iberville Parish teacher Tuesday of having sex with multiple students in his classroom. WBRZ has learned the grand jury watched a confession by Keavin Keith, before they rendered their decision to hand up an indictment against him. "This case is... more »
  • Teacher accused in sex crimes wanted to be a pastor Play Video

    May 20, 2015 12:08 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The baptist ministry won't be helping a teacher accused of having sex with his students become an ordained minister, religious leaders said Tuesday. The Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge was vetting Keavin Keith. Keith, a teacher at the Math Science and Arts Academy West, was filling... more »
  • Teacher accused of sleeping with students posts bond Play Video

    May 19, 2015 6:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A teacher at the Math Science and Arts Academy West in Iberville Parish posted a $100,000 bond this afternoon, following his arrest on 37 counts of inappropriate behavior with students. Keavin Keith allegedly met his victims in the ninth grade classroom where he taught Geography and Civics.... more »
  • Teacher of the year faces 30 charges of sex with students

    May 19, 2015 11:03 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- A teacher at the Math Science and Arts Academy West in Iberville Parish posted a $100,000 bond this afternoon, following his arrest on 37 counts of inappropriate behavior with students. Keavin Keith allegedly met his victims in the ninth grade classroom where he taught Geography and Civics. Sheriff... more »
  • Baker selects EBR administrator as lone candidate for superintendent

    May 14, 2015 12:39 AM

    BAKER - Herman Brister, Sr., emerged as the lone candidate selected by the school board to be the next superintendent of schools Wednesday night. Dr. Brister is the current Associate Superintendent for Instructional Support Services at the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. The decision to select him as... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board, superintendent work out contract

    May 7, 2015 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Warren Drake and East Baton Rouge Parish School Board leaders say they have worked out a deal to allow the former Zachary superintendent to take the helm of the second-largest public school system in Louisiana. Drake's proposed employment contract is on Thursday's agenda for a School Board meeting.... more »
  • Neighbors react to dead LSU students Play Video

    April 26, 2015 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Brandy Prater lives just feet from where Anton Joe, 25, and Ishita Maity, 28, were found unresponsive. It happened at Cambridge West apartments in Tigerland, early Sunday morning. "It was pretty scary to open my door and see this. I thought I was about to... more »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: The Dunham School check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 2nd grade at The Dunham School. Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured. more »
  • Livonia High to offer EMT course check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2015 5:23 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Acadian Ambulance is partnering with Livonia High School to offer EMT classes to students in the fall. Acadian says they hope the learning opportunity will encourage more students to go into the field of emergency services and paramedics. "(We're) trying to look at other resources... more »
  • Students urging La. lawmakers to stop college budget cuts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 15, 2015 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Angry and worried college students rallied on the Louisiana Capitol steps and launched a "No Funds No Future" Twitter campaign, trying to stop deep budget cuts to their schools. They also packed a House Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday to personally ask lawmakers to keep higher education from... more »
  • Livingston hopes to sway voters to approve school tax renewal

    April 14, 2015 8:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The school district is hoping to convince voters to renew a tax that has been on the books for sixty years. The district begged voters in a press release Tuesday, to renew the tax that funds maintenance projects for "every school building in the school district." ... more »
  • Spring Break Busted: LSU students accused of hauling alcohol to Gulf Shores

    April 7, 2015 11:56 AM

    GULF SHORES, AL - Sheriff's deputies in Mobile County interrupted someone's Spring Break plans after investigators said they busted four LSU students under the age of 21 with more than a hundred cases of beer and liquor. Lori Myles with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said the four teens... more »
  • School Choice Expo in BR this weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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