Education

Common Core protest draws big crowd

Education's headquarters in Baton Rouge held a protest today. The rally hosted by the Stop the Common Core Coalition of Louisiana featured educators, parents, and lawmakers who oppose common core.

Archery in Louisiana Schools program growing in popularity

As a new school year begins, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Archery in Louisiana Schools Program (ALAS) continues efforts to attract participants.

Livingston Parish school goes green by installing solar panels

A Livingston Parish Elementary School is going green! North Live Oak Elementary now has solar panels to help conserve energy and to be an educational tool for students. This is all thanks to two teachers.

Students at BRCC to gain free ride to, from class from CATS

Students at Baton Rouge Community College will now be able to ride to and from class for free, all thanks to the Capital Area Transit System.

LSU researchers receive $4 million NSF grant for new supercomputing cluster

Researchers at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, have received a $4 million Major Research Instrumentation, or MRI, award from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, for the acquisition of SuperMIC, a new supercomputer

Tips on how to make homework more manageable

As the school year begins, so does the homework season. But homework doesn't just involve students -- parents also should play a role.

LSU Food Pantry's giving back to the campus

LSU students are coming together to help each other out. The LSU Food Pantry started this semester to help provide students with food who may be going their financial hardships.

Mayor announces taskforce to study afterschool vision, plan for Baton Rouge community

Citing a need for a shared vision and community plan, Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden announced a taskforce to study after-school and out-of-school learning in Baton Rouge.

LSU brings in one of its largest freshman classes; overall enrollment at 29,865

Once again, LSU has brought in one of the largest freshman classes in the university’s history.

Local students become chemists for a day with the help of BASF

Some very young students at Episcopal in Baton Rouge got the chance to be chemists for a day. Employee volunteers from BASF in Geismar visited elementary school students.

NBC33 teams with CACRC, Whole Foods to bring new computer lab to a local school

NBC33 is looking to help local students by donating a brand new computer lab to a school in need. We're teaming up with the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council and Whole Foods for "Tools For Schools."

Governor calls on the Department of Justice to drop voucher suit

In the shadow of the nation's capitol governor Bobby Jindal is calling on the Department of Justice to drop their suit against the state's voucher program.

Breakaway school district organizers to try to create new city in southeast EBR Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish could become home to another new city.

University of Alabama sororities make big change after racism claims

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday on the campus of the University of Alabama to protest alleged segregation in the university's Greek system, even as the school took steps to deal with the problem.