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  • Livingston Parish approves purchase of a dozen new school buses Play Video

    February 1, 2018 7:52 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - It's been a long and expensive road to recovery for the Livingston Parish School District. The district purchased 57 new buses last year after more than 60 were lost to flood damage in 2016. Thursday night, the Transportation Department approved a proposal to buy a dozen... more »
  • Texas school shooting suspect fired several shots

    January 22, 2018 4:29 PM

    ITALY, Texas (AP)- Officials say a 16-year-old suspect in a Texas high school shooting "engaged the victim" and fired several shots from a handgun before being confronted by a school district staffer and fleeing. Ellis County Sheriff Chuck Edge didn't say how many times the 15-year-old victim was... more »
  • High school students buy puppy for teacher who lost his dog

    December 6, 2017 9:35 PM

    ALABAMA- A high school teacher is spending this holiday season with a new puppy thanks to the generosity of his students. Troy Rogers, a history teacher at Clements High School in Athens, was surprised at school last month with a golden retriever puppy. Around 90 students in the... more »
  • Suite-mates of Max Gruver speak on his tragic death Play Video

    September 16, 2017 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Max Gruver’s suitemates and neighbors describe him as “warm,” “inviting,” and “energetic.” “I really wish I could’ve gotten the chance to know him better,” said Nick Ashton, who lived a few doors down from Gruver in LSU’s South Hall. “I didn’t feel uncomfortable talking to him.”... more »
  • Three Southeastern students receive Emmy scholarships

    August 16, 2017 9:14 AM

    HAMMOND – Three Southeastern Louisiana University students received prestigious Emmy scholarships. The students work for the Southeastern Channel and study television in the electronic media concentration of the Department of Languages and Communication. The three are the first-ever students attending a Louisiana university to receive scholarships by the Suncoast... more »
  • One year after flood, Park Forest Elementary reopens just in time for school year

    August 8, 2017 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The school bell will ring for thousands of students across the Baton Rouge area Wednesday. For some schools damaged by the flood, preparations will go right down to the last minute. Although final touches are being completed, Park Forest Elementary is more than ready to... more »
  • Louisiana students earning college credit increases by 10 percent

    July 27, 2017 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Education says that there has been a 10 percent increase from last year in the number of students in the state earning college credit on Advanced Placement. Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White announced the increase at a news conference... more »
  • LSU promotes newly opened 'Leisure River'

    July 16, 2017 11:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has opened its new outdoor 'Leisure River' as part of a nearly $85 million expansion project. The school tweeted about the recently-opened pool Sunday, prompting to give the campus' latest attraction a look. Behold: the recently-opened @LSUUREC Leisure River. Have you taken a... more »
  • Sunscreen won't require a doctor's note at Louisiana schools

    June 27, 2017 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - When the new school year begins, Louisiana's public school students won't need permission from a doctor or their school to use sunscreen on campus. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced Monday the governor has signed into law a bill excluding sunblock from being categorized as... more »
  • 77 percent high school graduation rate in Louisiana for 2016

    June 23, 2017 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Seventy-seven percent of Louisiana high school students graduated on time last year - a half-percentage point dip from 2015 but still well above the roughly 65 percent rate 10 years earlier. The state Department of Education released the figures Friday. It noted that 43 percent of... more »
  • Edwards agrees to let Louisiana colleges set their own fees

    June 21, 2017 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's colleges and universities can still set - and raise - their own student fees. The schools' governing boards have had that fee-hiking ability, but it was set to expire on June 30. Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a bill that continues... more »
  • Year-round Pell Grants to be available this year

    June 19, 2017 8:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Pell Grants for low-income college students can now be used for summer studies. The U.S. Education Department announced Monday that year-round Pell Grants will be available starting July 1, allowing students to take summer classes and graduate sooner. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the... more »
  • Police: 2 Maryland teens found dead night before graduation

    June 7, 2017 3:39 PM

    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. - Two male teens are dead after police found them shot in a car in Maryland the night before their high school graduation. Montgomery County police identified the teens Tuesday as 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov. Northwest High School Principal Jimmy D'Andrea says in... more »
  • Lawmakers: Louisiana students should get to carry sunscreen

    June 6, 2017 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students shouldn't need a doctor's permission or their school's blessing to bring sunblock to Louisiana public schools. That's the decision of state lawmakers, who sent a bill authorizing Louisiana's public school students to carry sunscreen at school, to the governor for consideration. The House gave final passage... more »
  • Bill to toughen standards for Louisiana TOPS program dropped

    June 1, 2017 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Future high school students won't have to meet tougher standards to get their college tuition paid through Louisiana's TOPS program, at least for now. Rather than face likely defeat in the Senate, a Baton Rouge lawmaker Thursday dropped his proposal to bump the grade point average from... more »
  • Campus 'free speech' bill wins backing of Louisiana House

    May 26, 2017 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal seeking to protect controversial speakers' appearances at Louisiana colleges and calling on campuses to punish students who disrupt them won support from House lawmakers on a second try. Rep. Lance Harris, chairman of the House Republican Delegation, says his bill is a response to university... more »
  • Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up

    May 18, 2017 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new study shows that 1 out of every 5 of middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school. And the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade. The study by the National Center... more »
  • McKinley High honors slain student with balloon release Play Video

    May 16, 2017 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Students at McKinley High School gathered for a ceremony and a balloon release to honor their senior quarterback who was killed at a graduation party. Bryant Lee was shot early Saturday and later died at a local hospital. Lee was set to graduate Wednesday night with... more »
  • Student enrollment on the rise as Livingston Parish recovers from flood Play Video

    May 9, 2017 8:59 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - As schools finally recover from flooding in Livingston Parish, another problem has reared its head. Student enrollment numbers have taken a considerable dip after last year's flood. "The flood element brings a lot of anxiety, because there are a lot of unknowns," Superintendent Rick Wentzel... more »
  • House rebuffs corporal punishment ban for Louisiana schools

    May 8, 2017 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's local public school districts still will be allowed to paddle and spank students for misbehavior. The House overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to ban corporal punishment in Louisiana's public schools. Only 34 lawmakers Monday voted for the prohibition bill by Rep. Barbara Norton, a Shreveport Democrat. Sixty-one... more »
  • School bus crash in LaPlace sends 14 students to hospital with minor injuries

    May 5, 2017 5:53 PM

    LAPLACE – The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Friday afternoon crash that involved a school bus and pick up truck. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of St. Andrew's Boulevard in LaPlace. The bus was carrying 28 students at the time of... more »
  • Police: 14 students hurt in school bus crash in Las Vegas

    May 4, 2017 6:33 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Authorities say 14 middle school students received moderate injuries and a person in another vehicle was critically hurt in a crash that left a school bus on its side in Las Vegas. Clark County school police Lt. Darnell Couthen says about 40 children were on the full-sized... more »
  • Texas stabbing suspect told police he didn't remember attack

    May 4, 2017 2:04 PM

    AUSTIN - An arrest affidavit says the University of Texas student accused of stabbing four students, one fatally, told police he didn't remember attacking anyone. Kendrex J. White, who authorities have said suffered from mental health troubles, was charged with murder in Monday's campus attack. He remained in jail Thursday... more »
  • Two students arrested for trying to set fire at Friendship Capitol High School

    April 25, 2017 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two juveniles have been arrested for attempting to set a fire at their school. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the two were arrested after they tried to set a fire at Friendship Capitol High School. The fire department says the two tried to start... more »
  • EBRSO: Juveniles set fire at Glen Oaks High School Play Video

    April 18, 2017 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews responded to Glen Oaks High School after two juveniles reportedly started a fire on campus Tuesday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the fire was started by an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old who were setting electronic equipment on fire at the school. ... more »
  • Local students raise awareness about animal adoption

    April 6, 2017 12:38 PM

    Fifth graders at Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School hosted an animal food drive from March 27-31 after being tasked with tackling a social action issue. To raise awareness about animal adoption, students achieved their goal of collecting 1,000 items. On Wednesday, the kids donated the food to the Tangi... more »
  • LSU students launch website to help users avoid fake news

    April 5, 2017 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A group of LSU students launched a website to help users avoid “fake news” The website was designed and launched by Geaux Vote LSU, a student run civic engagement organization. The group said they want the website to be used as a tool readers can use... more »
  • Audit finds pornography on Mississippi school-issued computers

    April 4, 2017 6:14 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering says his office has found pornography and other explicit material on computers that some public schools issued to middle school and high school students. In a report issued Tuesday, Pickering recommends that the state Department of Education require all school districts to monitor... more »
  • Swedish bus crash leaves 3 dead, 19 injured, mostly students

    April 2, 2017 12:24 PM

    STOCKHOLM - Rescue officials say a bus carrying Swedish students to a ski resort crashed Sunday in central Sweden, killing three people and injuring 19 others - six of them seriously. Rescue services spokesman Peter Nystedt said 31 others sustained minor injuries. The 52 high-school students were en route to... more »
  • WATCH: Professor pulls mind-bending April Fools' prank on class

    April 1, 2017 5:11 PM

    LA MIRADA, Cali. - Students had no trouble paying attention in a Biola University class when a professor pulled an impressive prank Friday afternoon. A video uploaded Friday shows Matthew Weathers, a math professor at the university, pulling off the elaborate prank. Weathers starts by "accidentally" writing on... more »
  • Suit: Dillard University's inaction after 1 rape set stage for another

    March 31, 2017 5:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit claims Dillard University's failure to warn students and ban an alleged rapist from campus after a November 2015 attack set the stage for the rape of another student by the same assailant in April 2016. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports the lawsuit was filed this week in... more »
  • Three Texas students accused of starting fire at high school

    March 29, 2017 11:32 AM

    MCALLEN – Three Texas high school students have been arrested after police say they started a fire on campus. According to a report from KRGV , the fire started on the McAllen Memorial High School football field in the pole vault area. According to police, two male students... more »
  • Students, colleagues of deputy's widow pay their respects Play Video

    March 23, 2017 6:48 PM

    WALKER – The procession for a fallen East Baton Rouge Parish deputy passed the elementary school his widow teaches at. Lt. Shawn Anderson was laid to rest on Thursday afternoon and about 500 students and teachers lined the highway outside of Levi Milton Elementary as his processional passed. Anderson's... more »
  • Cursive handwriting sees revival in school instruction

    March 5, 2017 6:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students raised on keyboarding, texting and printing out letters longhand. Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schools, the latest of 14 states to require cursive.... more »
  • Students to return to Galvez Primary School on Mar. 2 following August flood

    March 1, 2017 4:22 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – Galvez Primary School will return to its home campus on March 2 following the August 2016 flood. The school has spent the past six months at host sites Lakeside Primary and the old RPCC campus. According to school officials, the move-in date comes after a followup... more »
  • Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

    February 18, 2017 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - Researchers say they've found a tool involving big data to help low-income and first generation students do better in college. Georgia State University researchers spent four years analyzing students' grades, test scores and other information. They used that data to identify those who were at risk of failing... more »
  • Student body presidents express concern over threats to higher education

    February 16, 2017 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a plea to the governor, the Council of Student Body Presidents expressed their concern over "constant cuts" to higher education. More than 30 student body presidents from Louisiana schools, including Louisiana State University and Southern University, issued a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards and... more »
  • Young worshipers flock to Denham Springs church for first time since flood Play Video

    February 15, 2017 11:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Songs of praise and worship rang out for the first time since the flood at the youth center of the Abundant Life Church Wednesday. A stage, music, and hundreds of kids flocked to the 180 Youth Center at the church. It was a much different scene six... more »
  • St. Amant High School reopens to students, flood repairs still to be done Play Video

    February 13, 2017 7:26 PM

    ASCENSION – St. Amant High School reopened to students on Monday for the first time since the August flood. Students were displaced by the flood for more than a semester and they were eager to return back to their campus. "It's really good to be back and have a... more »
  • St. Amant High reopens for the first time since flood Play Video

    February 12, 2017 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Amant High School is ready to open its doors for the first time since the August floods. The school has been shut down for six months. In that same time, Principal Mia Edwards and much of the faculty have also been displaced by the flood.... more »
  • St. Amant High School to reopen February 13

    February 9, 2017 6:38 PM

    ST. AMANT - St. Amant High School will reopen on Monday, following months of repairs after the August flood. Ascension Parish School Board officials said the move-in date comes after a successful Fire Marshal inspection, completed Monday. "We are very excited that the Gators will get back to... more »
  • Free college financial aid application help available Sunday

    February 6, 2017 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Office of Student Financial Assistance is offering free professional help with financial aid forms to students and their families. The College Goal Sunday events will be held at 15 locations around Louisiana on Sunday, providing assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid,... more »
  • Elementary students in Port Allen to participate in NFL Saints camp

    January 30, 2017 12:53 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Cohn Elementary students in Port Allen will get the opportunity to participate in the NFL New Orleans Saints/ Gatorade Junior Training Camp on Friday, Feb. 3. The program targets third, fourth and fifth graders and focuses on getting more children playing the game of football, while... more »
  • Dudley DeBosier law firm offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors

    January 25, 2017 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers, a personal injury law firm, is accepting applications for their College Scholarship Program. The law firm is providing eight $1,000 scholarships and one $2,000 scholarship to eligible graduating students. The program is open to graduating high school seniors in Louisiana who are... more »
  • Jury awards $15M to survivor of deadly crash

    January 21, 2017 3:04 PM

    ATLANTA - Nearly two years after a Louisiana truck driver caused a seven-car crash killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students, a jury has awarded a survivor $15 million in a civil suit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports jurors deliberated for about four hours Friday before deciding on the amount that... more »
  • 16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

    January 21, 2017 1:31 PM

    ROME - A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people survived, though some were seriously injured. No other vehicles were involved in the crash,... more »
  • College students discuss inauguration of President Trump Play Video

    January 20, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – College students in Baton Rouge had different opinions of watching the presidential inauguration ceremony on Friday. Some students watched the ceremony in their student union, while others walked passed and went about their day. For students at LSU who did watch, they said that the... more »
  • Tangipahoa program aims to help teens, young adults return to school

    January 18, 2017 1:11 PM

    HAMMOND - A program in Tangipahoa Parish will soon help teenagers and young adults who left school before earning a diploma. The Tangipahoa Parish Graduation Alliance is an initiative for people between the ages of 14 and 20 who don’t yet have a high school diploma or GED. Students... more »
  • Food pantry opens at Calcasieu elementary school

    January 12, 2017 10:25 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - The second school food pantry in Calcasieu Parish has opened to help Fairview Elementary School students and their families. Kayla Withers tells the American Press that the Second Harvest pantry means she no longer has to choose between food for her family and gas for her car.... more »
  • Kentucky principal admits stealing porn from student phones

    January 5, 2017 11:49 AM

    LOUISVILLE- Investigators say a fired Kentucky high school principal has admitted to seizing students' phones so that he could steal pornographic images from them. News outlets report that 36-year-old former LaRue County High School principal Stephen Kyle Goodlett was indicted Wednesday in Louisville on federal charges of possessing and transporting... more »
  • 6 officers violated policy following elementary students' arrests

    December 20, 2016 11:56 AM

    MURFREESBORO - An internal police investigation has found that six of the 10 officers involved in arresting elementary students at a school in Tennessee the violated their department's policies. Murfreesboro police arrested four children at Hobgood Elementary School and took them away - two in handcuffs - to a juvenile... more »
  • College financial aid officer stole $22K from students

    December 19, 2016 12:55 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Federal prosecutors say a 43-year-old Alexandria woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing more than $22,000 from students at a private college. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says Makquel Gailes also must pay $22,700 restitution. Finley says Gailes was a financial aid officer at Unitech... more »
  • Two BR Magnet High School students score 36 on ACT

    December 9, 2016 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two Baton Rouge Magnet High School seniors have earned perfect ACT scores. Chi Cao and Nicholas Cole Roland both scored 36 on the ACT. Cao is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Club and the BRMHS Orchestra. She plans to attend the University of Texas... more »
  • Ohio State attacker was a student at the school

    November 28, 2016 10:32 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school. Ohio State Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll also identified the now-deceased suspect as Abdul Razak Ali Artan. A... more »
  • Teacher pleads guilty to giving students marijuana brownies

    November 16, 2016 6:04 PM

    COVINGTON – A former high school teacher pleaded guilty to giving brownies with marijuana in them to two of her students. The former teacher, 31-year-old Camille Breaux Brennan, taught at Hannan High School. Brennan admitted to giving brownies to two students in May 2015. One of the students reportedly... more »
  • Bond set for Port Barre High School teacher arrested for sexual conduct with students

    November 9, 2016 5:35 PM

    PORT BARRE – The $7,500 bond has been set for a Port Barre High School teacher has been arrested for allegedly being sexual involved with three of her students. The head girls basketball coach and P.E. teacher of Port Barre High school, 29-year-old Nicole Aymond, was arrested on Nov.... more »
  • ULL providing aid to 110 flood-affected students

    November 1, 2016 9:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A south Louisiana university says its distributing $65,000 to help 110 of its students overcome financial hardships brought on by the August floods. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette made the announcement in a Monday news release. DeWayne Bowie, vice president for Enrollment Management at ULL, says each... more »
  • Academy graduates 39 students, to join law enforcement agencies

    October 25, 2016 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Regional Training Academy (CARTA) graduated 39 students from 18 different agencies from across the state Tuesday morning. With completion of the academy it means the graduates finished 12 weeks of training that covers all aspects of law enforcement from using weapons to physical training... more »
  • Twin Oaks Elementary School receives new books following flood Play Video

    October 18, 2016 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Twin Oaks Elementary school received 1,000 new books for its students following the August flood. Just two weeks ago, the school was still under construction with empty book shelves until First Book and Conn's Home Plus donated books to the school for students to take home.... more »
  • LSU reaches record enrollment for African American and Hispanic students

    September 21, 2016 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU's enrollment this fall has reached a new record in university history for the amount of African American and Hispanic students. According to university officials, there are 3,741 African American students enrolled, surpassing last year's record of 3,703. There are currently 1,820 Hispanic students enrolled, surpassing... more »
  • Community and technical colleges see record breaking numbers

    September 21, 2016 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More students than ever are either graduating from Louisiana's community and technical colleges or transferring from the two-year programs to traditional universities. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System released data Tuesday that says 28,853 students graduated from one of its programs in the 2015-2016 school year.... more »
  • Students use art to cope with flood Play Video

    September 8, 2016 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Student art has always lined the hallways at Woodlawn Elementary but Thursday's projects aren't typical. Rows of bright yellow faces, some smiling, some crying, are the creation of the second and third grade classes. "We have a lot of emotions going on right now," said teacher... more »
  • City-Parish & Waste Connections collecting school supplies for flood impacted students

    September 8, 2016 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Kip Holden announced that the City-Parish and Waste Connections have partnered to collect school supplies for schools in East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding parishes impacted by last month's flooding. Suggested supply donations include pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, crayons, markers, dry erase markers, highlighters, calculators,... more »
  • EBR students return for first day of school since flood Play Video

    September 6, 2016 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Tuesday was the first day of school for students in East Baton Rouge since the recent historic flooding. It was the second time students experienced a first day back to school since summer break. "We only came to school for two days, and then the... more »
  • EBR school buses prep for students' return since flood Play Video

    September 5, 2016 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Students in East Baton Rouge will head back to school on Tuesday and the school system wants to make sure that kids will continue to have the option of riding the bus. With the start of each school bus, bus drivers' number one concern is the... more »
  • Damage to Central school district $6 to $8M

    August 30, 2016 11:20 AM

    CENTRAL - Officials say public schools in Central school district sustained between $6 million and $8 million in flood damage, the bulk of which stems from flooding at Tanglewood Elementary school. While Central does not carry flood insurance on its schools, Superintendent Michael Faulk told the school board Monday night,... more »
  • Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher creates rap for incoming students

    August 26, 2016 3:07 PM

    SKOKIE, Ill. - A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with his fourth-graders. Dwayne Reed's video was posted on YouTube this week and has already been viewed more than a half-million times and earned him an appearance on... more »
  • Livingston school officials surveying parents before announcing return date

    August 25, 2016 11:20 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish Public School officials are close to announcing a date for students to return back to school since last week's flood, however officials are still trying to locate students. Officials say that in order for them to decide a start date, they need to know if their... more »
  • Central school students to return Sept. 6; employees Sept. 1

    August 24, 2016 1:42 PM

    CENTRAL – Central Community School System officials announced that students will return to school on Sept. 6 and employees will return on Sept. 1. According to school officials, the school calendar will be adjusted to compensate for the missed days. School officials say that some schools will be have... more »
  • LSU students begin semester after flood Play Video

    August 22, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU students returned to campus on Monday and students have been sharing their experiences about last week's flood. Neighborhoods not too far from campus have been left in destruction. LSU Freshman Nick Danna is constantly remembering that. "My brother Taylor, he pretty much got three feet... more »
  • Some Ascension Parish students to return to school on Wednesday

    August 22, 2016 6:17 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Public Schools are set to reopen in two phases as the surrounding community continues to recover from catastrophic flooding. All APS employees are to report to work on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Students attending schools in Donaldsonville will also return on that day. All other students in... more »
  • Baker schools return with strong numbers after flooding

    August 22, 2016 12:30 PM

    BAKER – City of Baker school officials say a large number of its students returned on Monday, just days after what some say is the worst storm since Hurricane Sandy. Baker High Principal Traci Morgan said that she was surprised by how many students showed up on Monday's school... more »
  • When will schools reopen? - Updated closure list

    August 19, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As Baton Rouge area communities begin to rebuild and recover, public schools are set to reopen in most parishes next week. The following schools are scheduled to open on these days: Parish Reopen Date ... more »
  • School uniform and supply drive to be held this weekend at Bluebonnet library

    August 19, 2016 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A drive will be held on Saturday for school supplies and uniforms for students who have been impacted by the recent severe weather and flooding. Donations for the drive will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bluebonnet Regional... more »
  • Students in East Baton Rouge Parish return to school Play Video

    August 10, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – More than 41,000 students in East Baton Rouge Parish returned to school on Wednesday morning. Among them were 850 Lee High School students who got their first look at a brand new campus after two years of construction. The new campus took $55 million to build,... more »

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