Education

Lousiana will receive $137K to reduce Asbestos

Large amounts of Asbestos in Louisiana schools has prompted the E-P-A to send money our way to better monitor the poison.

ADD diagnosis might not be so bad after all

(CNN) -- It's widely known that Asian cultures put a high level of importance on intelligence. In many Asian families, parents expect their kids to perform well in school and eventually go on to university.

'Our Louisiana 2020': New plan aims to grow community colleges

Some big changes are coming for community and technical colleges across our state. Wednesday, the system's board of supervisors all voted on a plan that's meant to make a huge impact.

The link between cancer and obesity

(CNN) -- You likely know that being overweight increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But did you know it also increases your risk for cancer?

LSU gets new 30-foot Christmas tree

Christmas is still a ways away, but LSU is getting ready a little early this year.

LSU's Board of Supervisors approves revised hospital plans

The LSU Board of Supervisors held a special meeting today to make sure six of its hospitals are protected. It's so they can still serve the people who rely on them every day.

Veteran AZ teacher fired for actions while defending bullied student

Pam Aister spent 25 years as a teacher in the Fountain Hills Unified School District. Monday night, she lost her job as a fourth-grade teacher at Four Peaks Elementary School.

2 BR schools earn national recognition

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) today recognized four Louisiana public schools as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

ASU graduate encourages college entreprenuership

(CNN) -- As a college rugby player, Anthony Gonzales was shaking off a big hit he had taken, as rugby players are prone to do.

Skill trades maybe more beneficial than college degrees

(CNN) -- You know the college deal: Four years of schooling. A varied set of courses. Graduation. Job search. But is that really the ONLY deal?

Denver students protest censor on U.S. history

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BRCC partners with Praxair to train welders in high demand

Right now, there's a need for more than 35,000 skilled craft workers in the U.S. And many of those opportunities are right here at home. That's why BRCC and Praxair have joined forces to get a new program up and running.

SC bus driver resigns after leaving sick boy at unassigned stop

Spartanburg, SC (WHNS) -- Deputies said when a 12-year-old boy became sick and asked the Spartanburg School District Five bus driver to stop, the driver left the boy on the side of the road.

7 ways to boost your happiness

(CNN) -- Americans will spend about $550 million on self-help books this year and more than $1 billion on motivational speakers. Obviously, many of us are on a quest for happiness.

Researchers have new info on dreams, depression, teen drug use

(CNN) -- Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health.