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  • Livingston Parish educators give back to Harvey-affected peers Play Video

    September 10, 2017 11:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Teachers, faculty and staff from Livingston Parish schools are some of the latest to give back to their peers affected by Hurricane Harvey. The schools collected donations for faculty and students in and around the Houston area. "Our schools just wanted to give back," Southside... 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 »
  • Deputy superintendent of EBR Parish School District to resign

    May 8, 2017 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School District announced the resignation of its deputy superintendent, Dr. Michelle Clayton, Monday. The announcement came late in the afternoon, along with a statement from Superintendent Warren Drake. "On a personal level, Michelle and I have worked together for over... more »
  • Million-dollar teachers: Cashing in by selling their lessons

    April 13, 2017 7:49 AM

    Teachers selling their lesson plans online has become a booming business, driven by higher standards and other teachers willing to pay out of their own pockets for classroom-tested material. Top sites include Teachwise, Teacher's Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers, which says it has helped make millionaires out of about a... more »
  • Student enrollment decrease following flood to impact Livingston teachers Play Video

    March 28, 2017 7:31 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Some teachers will not be returning to Livingston Parish following the August flood, due to a decline in student enrollment. Parish schools got back to their campuses following the flood just weeks ago and more changes are coming for the staff. "Some schools, they lose populations... more »
  • Colorado district allows teachers to carry guns

    December 14, 2016 11:24 PM

    DENVER - A rural Colorado school district has decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students. The Hanover School District 28 board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to allow school employees to volunteer to be armed on the job after undergoing training.... more »
  • La. school board pushes ahead with teacher training revamp

    October 11, 2016 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - By a one-vote margin, members of Louisiana's state school board have agreed to redesign the state's teacher training requirements, over the opposition of Gov. John Bel Edwards. The changes, pushed by Superintendent of Education John White, will require aspiring teachers to get more intense training and mentoring,... more »
  • Denham Springs teachers get a glimpse of classrooms after flood Play Video

    August 23, 2016 7:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs High School teachers saw their classrooms for the first time on Tuesday since last week's flood. Some teachers, like Chris McCleary who has taught math for 20 years, saw the aftermath of flood waters for the first time. "It was a lot of fear...fear of... more »
  • Disaster relief fund established for Louisiana teachers

    August 17, 2016 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana has established a relief fund for teachers who have been affected by the recent severe weather in the state. The A+PEL Disaster Relief Fund is to assist teachers with replacing supplies that were lost in the flooding. According to the... more »
  • Bridge traffic causes problems for WBR school system Play Video

    June 1, 2016 6:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge School System is evaluating the possibility of increasing teacher pay, in order to keep teachers from leaving the West bank. Superintendent Wesley Watts says traffic on the new Mississippi River Bridge is driving teachers away. "I had a teacher ask if... more »
  • EBRSO: Teen arrested for assaulting teachers at school

    March 24, 2016 9:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 17-year-old Antonio Scott for assaulting his teachers while at school. An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s officer was working extra duty at Glen Oaks High School on Wednesday afternoon when the officer was contacted by a school administrator about... more »
  • Cities look at subsidized housing to stem teacher shortages

    January 2, 2016 3:20 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Amid concerns of a looming teacher shortage, public officials in San Francisco and other cities are looking at housing as a tool to prevent the exodus of young educators. School districts in high cost-of-living areas and rural communities that have long struggled to staff classrooms are considering... more »
  • Teachers ready to start school Friday in Livingston Parish Play Video

    August 6, 2015 6:06 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Teachers at Denham Springs Junior High in Livingston Parish spent Thursday getting ready for the first day of the new school year. After prepping classrooms throughout the summer, English teacher Tammy McAnally says teachers can't wait for students to come back Friday. "Oh it's so exciting," she... more »
  • Laptop program in Ascension schools grows 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 »
  • Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials

    June 23, 2015 12:45 PM

    It's been five years since the Common Core learning standards began to take hold, but many teachers say they still lack the resources they need to teach them. A recent report from the Thomas Fordham Institute calls the need for standards-aligned curricula the most cited implementation challenge for states, districts... more »
  • Union dues bill pulled before vote Play Video

    May 12, 2015 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill that would have put the clamps on unions was pulled before a vote Tuesday at the Capitol. House Bill 418 would outlaw police officers, firefighters and teachers from having union dues automatically taken out of paychecks. Unions would then have a tougher time collecting... more »
  • Iberville school tax renewals on ballot Saturday

    April 29, 2015 7:58 AM

    PLAQUMINE- Iberville Parish voters head to the polls Saturday to consider renewing three 10-year tax proposals to help the school system maintain its alternative school programs, building maintenance and its ability to offer competitive salaries for its teachers. The tax measures are projected to generate about $9.9 million a year... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Louisiana students showcase experiments in Baton Rouge 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 »
  • Teacher evaluation system could change Play Video

    February 10, 2015 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some teachers do not want student test scores weighing heavily on whether they keep their jobs. A 26-member legislative subcommittee met Tuesday to finalize recommendations to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on how to improve the evaluation system. Right now standardized test scores count... more »
  • 2 students accused of attacking teachers arrested

    December 10, 2014 3:54 PM

    DARROW - Two students are behind bars Wednesday evening after they were arrested based on accusations that they each attacked a teacher within hours of each other earlier today at the Ascension Parish Alternative School. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said the first of the separate incidents occurred when... more »
  • BR schools cut hours to avoid insurance fines Play Video

    December 3, 2014 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers are missing from classrooms across the Baton Rouge area and fingers are pointed at Washington D.C. for the short supply. Under the Affordable Care Act, business that employ more than 50 full-time workers must provide health insurance for them. Full-time workers are defined under the... more »
  • School workers fired after Katrina return to court

    November 18, 2014 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for teachers and other school workers fired in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have asked Louisiana's Supreme Court to take another look at their lawsuit over the firings. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to more than 7,000 fired school employees. But the... more »
  • Most teachers 'effective' or 'highly effective'

    October 22, 2014 3:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new state report says 92 percent of public school teachers were rated either effective or highly effective in the second year of a statewide evaluation process. Last year, the figure was 89 percent. The latest figures were released Wednesday. The new system does not yet require... more »
  • Supreme Court upholds 2012 education overhaul

    October 15, 2014 6:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court says an education overhaul bill pushed through the Legislature in 2012 is constitutional - reversing a lower court's finding that the legislation crammed too many diverse elements into a single bill. Wednesday's decision was a victory for Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had strongly backed... more »
  • 2 teachers post bond, accused of having sex with student

    October 2, 2014 2:43 PM

    GRETNA - Two Destrehan High School teachers accused of having group sex with a student have posted $7,000 cash bonds and been released from custody. Kenner police Sgt. Brian McGregor says 32-year-old Shelly Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess left the Jefferson Parish jail early Thursday. They are accused of having... more »
  • EBR Head Start looking for teachers, aides and more Play Video

    August 27, 2014 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge is searching for Head Start teachers, aides, social workers and others who want to make a difference in the lives of children. They could fill as many as twenty positions Friday at a special job fair. City-Parish Division of Human Development and Services... more »
  • EBR Head Start program to hold Aug. 29 job fair

    August 22, 2014 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Head Start Program and EmployBR will host a job fair to fill immediate openings for a number of positions the program urgently needs. The job fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the EmployBR... more »
  • EBR looking outside Louisiana for teachers Play Video

    August 17, 2014 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge schools held a job fair in Pittsburgh Pa. to try to fill some of the open positions. School officials say they have more than 60 unfilled jobs and they are already a week into the school year. Watch the video to see... more »
  • Baton Rouge recruiting teachers in Pittsburgh

    August 13, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge schools need more teachers this year, so school system leaders are heading to Pennsylvania for a recruitment event. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System announced Tuesday that it is planning a teacher jobs fair at a hotel near the Pittsburgh airport on Saturday. The... more »
  • WBR struggles to find teachers before school starts Play Video

    July 25, 2014 6:12 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - School starts just weeks from now, and one parish is struggling to find teachers. West Baton Rouge School officials said they're short by 42 teacher. Most of the vacancies are also in specialty positions that aren't easily filled, like math, science, reading, and special education.... 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 »
  • Teachers prepared for Common Core despite turmoil Play Video

    July 18, 2014 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite a dispute at the state level over who will provide the year-end testing assessment for Louisiana students, teachers are ready for the school year and think the best path forward is Common Core. "Common Core is a good thing," said Sandra Guilbeau, a teacher at Scotlandville... more »
  • Teachers, bus drivers slam school district's budget Play Video

    July 17, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday's East Baton Rouge School Board meeting left many system workers upset. They are not happy with the 2014-2015 budget board members approved. System administration proposed the budget to members to address the system's $30 million deficit. The balanced spending plan cut teacher positions, asked each... more »

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