Education

'Kids Fighting Cancer': team of students get ready to race for the cure

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is only a couple of days away. Of course, it's not just a face, but a huge tool in the fight against breast cancer. Now, one local teacher is taking the run and the fight to the classroom.

Substitute teacher uses racial slurs in Michigan classroom

A substitute who was teaching in a Caledonia, Michigan school is accused of using racial slurs toward students in a classroom.

Overcoming the fear: local center preps students for LEAP testing

Mardi Gras break's behind us. So kids and parents have to gear up for standardized test season, but for a lot of students, this is a tough time.

Joining forces: teachers and parents come together to understand Common Core

A big issue coming up in this year's legislative session, Common Core, but a lot of people still don't understand it. That's why a Baker mom decided to host informational meetings to get people informed.

Lawmakers looking to raise standards for TOPS eligibility

Some in Louisiana are pushing for higher standards for TOPS recipients.

SU Board member resigns

Calvin Braxton Sr., a member of the Southern University and A&M College System Board of Supervisors, resigned February 26, 2014.

SU students react to board’s 2nd vote to end contract for Chancellor Llorens

Students at southern university aren't happy with their administration's decision to get rid of chancellor James Llorens.

Severe air pollution forces China school to build recess dome

Beijing has been suffering through a rare orange level warning for pollution in recent days. It’s the government's second-worst rating.

New rules would ban junk food from being marketed in schools

New rules first lady Michelle Obama will propose on Tuesday would limit the types of foods and beverages that can be advertised in schools, officials say.

SU Board of Supervisors stands by initial vote not to extend contract for Chancellor Llorens

On Monday, Feb. 24, the Southern University Board of Supervisors held a special meeting to vote on the contract for Chancellor Llorens. The board decided to stick with their original decision not extend his contract.

The debate continues: top education officials tackle Common Core

It's one of the biggest debates going on in Louisiana right now. It's Common Core, and the new set of standards for our students has everyone taking sides, including Louisiana's top education officials.

School bus video cameras deterring reckless drivers

If you think you can sneak around a stopped East Baton Rouge Parish school bus, think again. Video monitoring equipment has been snapping pictures of those disobeying the laws for over a year now.

Educating the community: local organizations inform people about crime prevention

Unfortunately, crime does happen every day in our communities, and from time to time even in our schools.

Proposed law aims to help at risk kids in East Baton Rouge Parish

This legislative session lawmakers could tackle the issue of stopping truancy in East Baton Rouge Parish.