Education

LSU receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award for second year in a row

LSU has received the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

WBR School District Superintendent to step down after 2013-2014 school year

The West Baton Rouge School District is losing a special part of it's history - a man who has dedicated his entire life to the district as a student, educator and an administrator.

BESE makes slight adjustments to 'Common Core' education standards after public outcry

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has responded to the concerns of educators and parents related to the Common Core State Standards by revising policies at its October 16 meeting.

BASF awards $15,000 in scholarships to LSU engineering students

BASF has awarded $15,000 in scholarships to six outstanding engineering students at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as part of the BASF Team Chemistry Scholarship Fund.

Southern University students are excited about the school's new improvements

Southern University has been making it's mark. With more and more students coming in, they've decided to make some improvements, and this includes the new student recreational complex.

LSU awarded nearly $1 million for Big Data research

LSU’S Seung-Jong Park, associate professor of computer science with joint appointment in the Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, along with co-investigators Joel Tohline, Sean Robbins, Lonnie Leger, K.

Bloomin’ Balloon visits South Fork Elementary School

Students at South Fork Elementary School in Walker, LA got a special surprise when the Bloomin’ Hot Air Balloon and team made a special visit on October 8.

Bar success rates drop for third exam period in a row

Hundreds of newly-minted lawyers are celebrating. But there are fewer people joining the industry than in years past.

BRCC gets grant to help develop new mitigation plan across all campuses

Baton Rouge Community College will now be ready for anything. They are now the first community college in the state to receive a huge grant from FEMA to develop a pre-disaster mitigation plan.

Group works to stop incorporation of proposed city of St. George

As the effort to incorporate the city of St. George gains support those opposed to the breakaway city and school district have started to raise some major questions of their own.

SU's School of Architecture still moving forward after it shut down

Southern University's School of Architecture has been around for more than 40 years, and now it's shut down.

NBC's 4th annual Education Nation summit continues with focus on how to set kids up for classroom success

NBC's fourth annual Education Nation summit is examining what it takes for success.

Park Elementary gains 15 new computers from NBC33’s Tools for Schools contest

Thanks you to, Whole Foods and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, Park Elementary is expanding learning with the help of 15 new computers.

SU’s Campbell chosen state business development 'star'

Southern University's Will M. Campbell, Jr., has been selected as 2013 "Louisiana's State Star" by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC).

Wendy Martin combines two unique passions at LSU

Light/dark, high/low, up/down – these are all easy to identify opposites, but what about the military and beauty pageants? Most people would see these as opposites as well, but not LSU freshman Wendy Martin.