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  • 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 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 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • Breakaway school district clears first hurdle Play Video

    April 29, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposed breakaway school district cleared an important hurdle after the Senate Finance Committee voted favorably for it to reach the Senate floor. The bill, authored by Senator Bodi White of Baton Rouge, would create a new school district in East Baton Rouge Parish between I-10... more »
  • School board makes campus switch, no decision on school days

    April 22, 2013 9:36 PM

    CLINTON- Students at some schools in East Feliciana Parish will attend different schools next school year. Monday, the school board voted to swap locations for the high school and middle school. The high school campus will move to Clinton and the middle school will move to Jackson. A judge... more »
  • School leaders to talk about four-day school week

    April 18, 2013 9:48 PM

    CLINTON- School system leaders in East Feliciana Parish are considering a four-day school week. Monday, it will be discussed at a special board meeting. Earlier this month, voters said no to a property tax that would have funded system improvements. In October, Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. warned... more »
  • Some teachers claim LEAP testing tricked students Play Video

    April 17, 2013 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Middle school teachers around Louisiana say they were blindsided by surprise questions their students faced on the LEAP test last week. The controversy involves the Science and Social Studies tests for sixth and seventh graders. News 2 has learned the test preparation guidelines said there would... more »
  • More deputies patrol Ascension Parish schools

    April 2, 2013 5:39 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - More Ascension Parish deputies will patrol schools in the district soon. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has extra deputies shadowing current school resource officers as they patrol school buildings, part of a program that will boost the number of deputies watching over students to 16. "Now... more »
  • Conference to teach students about climate change

    April 2, 2013 1:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dillard University says 10 historically black colleges and universities are holding a conference this week about climate change and community resilience. The HBCU Climate Change Student Conference runs Thursday through Saturday at Dillard. Dillard's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice says the conference is designed to introduce... more »
  • Students prepare for LEAP testing Play Video

    March 14, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LEAP testing begins next week for students in Louisiana's schools, and students said today they're feeling the pressure. "You know, it's like a root canal, you feel better afterwards," said Susanne Hudeacek, who's preparing for the tests to begin Monday. The LEAP test assess skills... more »
  • Area students learn to be first responders

    March 11, 2013 1:48 PM

    Ascension Parish- Emergency medical service providers are teaming together with first responder students from Ascension Parish high schools, exposing them to a variety of specialized components. Students from East Ascension High, Dutchtown High, Donaldsonville High and APPLe(formerly the Ascension Parish Alternative) will be participating. The event will be... more »
  • LSU, BRCC to announce joint academic program

    March 6, 2013 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - This morning, administration leaders from LSU and Baton Rouge Community College will announce a joint program that officials say will benefit incoming students. The announcement will be made at the Energy, Coast & Environment Building on LSU's campus. No other details about the program have... more »
  • Teen booked in jail, accused of holding gun to classmate's face

    March 5, 2013 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies released the booking photo of a 17-year-old charged with holding-up an unloaded .38 caliber handgun to a classmate's face Tuesday. Jesus Morejon and an unidentified 16-year-old were arrested after the incident at Tara High School. Deputies said the 16-year-old bought the gun illegally off the... more »
  • Witness: student held gun to classmate's face

    March 5, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two students were arrested at a high school Tuesday, accused of having a gun and pointing it at other students. The two tenth graders were arrested at Tara High. Agents from a special school task force said one of the students had the .38 caliber handgun in... more »
  • 2 Tioga High students face terrorism charges

    February 6, 2013 6:52 AM

    TIOGA - Authorities say two Tioga High School students are facing terrorism charges in the case of emails sent to the school on Jan. 31 that resulted in a lockdown and extra security. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies tell The Town Talk the 17-year-olds face 10 counts of terrorism. Both were... more »
  • Former Baker DARE officer arrested Play Video

    January 31, 2013 5:46 PM

    BAKER- A former Baker Police Department DARE officer has been arrested as part of Louisiana State Police investigation, accused of taking money from students. Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps says Jason Doyle resigned last summer because of department policy issues. Knaps says when a new officer took over the... more »
  • Former DARE officer faces theft charges

    January 31, 2013 8:52 AM

    BAKER - A former sergeant from Baker is in custody, accused of theft and malfeasance in office. State police arrested Jason Doyle Wednesday, after allegations against Doyle surfaced regarding his time as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education and school resource officer for the Baker Police Department. Officers found... more »
  • Knives found at Lafayette elementary school

    January 31, 2013 8:49 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Lafayette police confiscated two pocketknives from two different students at Alice Boucher Elementary School. Cpl. Paul Mouton tells The Advertiser both of the students were younger than 11. Mouton says their investigation began Tuesday during a fight on the school's playground, after which a student informed school administrators that... more »
  • Track coach accused of inappropriate relationship

    January 24, 2013 11:31 AM

    DOYLINE- The track and cross country coach at Doyline High School has been arrested and booked with indecent behavior with a juvenile. A news outlet in Shreveport reports 29-year-old William Andrew Major was arrested Wednesday by Webster Parish Sheriff's detectives. Major is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a... more »
  • Sandy Hook students to have shorter school year

    January 23, 2013 2:56 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Students at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school where 20 classmates were shot dead by a gunman last month won't have to make up days they missed after the massacre. The state Board of Education on Wednesday granted a waiver shortening their school year from the mandatory 180 days... more »
  • Newtown shooting survivors record song for charity

    January 15, 2013 9:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Children who survived last month's shooting rampage at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School have recorded a version of "Over the Rainbow" to raise money for charity. Twenty-one children from Newtown, Conn., sang the song Tuesday with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on ABC's "Good Morning America." Most of... more »
  • Conn. group launches anti-violence initiative

    January 14, 2013 12:59 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Parents of Connecticut first-graders slain in last month's mass shooting have joined a new group in calling for a national dialogue to help prevent similar tragedies. Nicole Hockley's son Dylan was one of 20 first-graders and six adults killed a month ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.... more »
  • NRA vows to defend gun rights after WH meeting

    January 10, 2013 3:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's largest gun-rights lobby says some participants at its White House meeting seemed more interested in demonizing the Second Amendment than keeping students safe. The National Rifle Association met with Vice President Joe Biden's school safety study group on Thursday and afterward said the participants spent most... more »
  • Group gives LA high marks for education changes

    January 7, 2013 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sweeping changes to the education system in Louisiana received accolades from a group that tracks education policies. A report by StudentsFirst ranked Louisiana the best in the nation for "putting students first." "The state has adopted meaningful educator evaluations, and it requires districts to base all... more »
  • Open house held for Sandy Hook students

    January 2, 2013 8:40 AM

    MONROE, Conn. - The children who escaped last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have been welcomed with their parents at a school in a neighboring town that was overhauled specially for them. And their new school is being renamed for their old one. Newtown Schools... more »
  • Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

    January 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school for students who survived a shooting rampage three weeks ago in Newtown, Conn. Desks have been taken to the new building in nearby Monroe along with backpacks and other belongings left behind in the chaos following the Dec. 14... more »
  • Cameras coming to Baton Rouge school buses

    December 21, 2012 8:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has agreed to add cameras to 50 buses at a time until they are on all 650 of the school system's buses. Currently, there are 30 school buses with cameras. The board voted Thursday 10-0 to expand the camera... more »
  • More funerals today for victims of school shooting

    December 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - For a third straight day, funeral processions are rolling through a grieving Connecticut town. The first of today's funerals in Newtown for victims of Friday's shootings at an elementary school was for 7-year-old Daniel Barden. He was the youngest of three children, and his family says he... more »
  • TB tests pending for people at LHS, Truman

    December 18, 2012 10:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE - About 200 students and faculty and staff members at Lafayette High School are awaiting the results of blood tests taken Monday that may indicate if they are positive for tuberculosis. Blood was drawn from those who had been identified as possibly having been exposed to an individual suspected... more »
  • Schools increase security after Conn. shooting

    December 17, 2012 2:01 PM

    UNDATED - Most of the nation fell back into the familiar routine of dropping off children at school, as teachers and parents wrestled with how best to quell children's fears after the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. School districts across the U.S. increased patrols and security... more »
  • Conn. school likely closed for months

    December 17, 2012 10:34 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Authorities say the Connecticut elementary school where a gunman shot to death 26 people will be closed indefinitely while the crime is investigated. State police Lt. Paul Vance said Monday at a news conference that it could be months before police turn the school in Newtown, Conn.,... more »
  • School for dyslexic students approved

    December 6, 2012 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state education board has granted tentative approval to a plan to establish a charter school in Baton Rouge that would serve students with dyslexia. The decision by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education overrides the recommendation of a national evaluation group. The proposed school -... more »
  • Troopers report no serious injuries in school bus crash

    December 4, 2012 9:45 PM

    WALKER- State Police said Tuesday evening there were no reports of any serious injuries when school buses collided after classes ended for the day. As many as three buses were involved in the crash on Walker Road South. There were students on board at least two of the buses.... more »
  • Crash involving school buses will impact drive home

    December 4, 2012 4:00 PM

    WALKER- A wreck involving school buses caused delays on the ride home Tuesday. Highway 447 (Walker South Rd) is blocked. The crash is just south of the overpass, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page. According to witnesses, multiple school buses crashed into each other. One... more »
  • Ruling expected this afternoon in voucher lawsuit

    November 30, 2012 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Closing arguments ended a short time ago in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bobby Jindal's new school voucher program. Judge Tim Kelley recessed the court until 2 p.m., at which time he plans to give his ruling. Teacher unions and school boards say... more »
  • Education leaders want placement tests for younger students

    November 29, 2012 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State education leaders will ask the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to change how students earn credit for classes. Under a plan to be presented to BESE, students would be able to take tests and earn credit for classes they never actually took. The system would... more »
  • Louisiana's doctors worry about LSU hospital cuts

    October 30, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's doctors are complaining about a lack of detail and preparation as LSU slashes spending in cuts that affect training programs for the state's future physicians. Andy Blalock, president of the Louisiana State Medical Society, told The Advocate the cuts mean the state's "best and brightest" medical... more »

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