Education

FL school suspends student for haircut

A Florida student spent Wednesday in in-school suspension. School leaders said his haircut was too distracting, but it's what a school counselor did next that is stirring up the controversy.

Firefighters respond to fire at Woodlawn High School

There was a small fire this morning at Woodlawn High School. St. George Fire Department responded to the high school around 10:20 a.m., after recieving a report of smoke in a men's restroom.

Superintendent Taylor publicly denies allegations of widespread cheating in EBRP School System

Superintendent Bernard Taylor is publicly denying any allegations of widespread cheating in the East Baton Rouge School System.

Department of Education looking into cheating allegations at EBR schools

The state Department of Education is getting involved in the East Baton Rouge School District to investigate allegations of cheating in the system.

Application process for EBR Pre-K to start in Jan.

The application process for Pre-K classes that start in the fall of 2014 begins Monday, Jan. 27. The process will continue through Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Task Force recommends increase in education funding, changes to formula

The Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) Task Force of education stakeholders has proposed several changes to the state’s K-12 education funding formula for the 2014-15 school year.

EBR schools delay start, other area schools cancel

Due to a forecast of extremely cold temperatures, all schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System will delay their start of classes by two hours, tomorrow morning.

LDOE launches initiative to better prepare teachers

The Louisiana Department of Education is launching a new “Believe and Prepare” initiative to better prepare the next generation of teachers.

Questions raised over state's voucher program by Legislative Auditor

A close look at the state’s close to $45 million scholarship program has the Legislative Auditor’s office giving tips to the Department of Education.

SU graduates look forward to next steps

It was pomp and circumstance for graduates at Southern University Friday.

BRCC launches new scholarship program

What if you wanted to gain work skills, but college is just not for you or your budget? Baton Rouge Community College wants to help with its new scholarship program.

Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on at Southern University

Since the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela last week, many on the Southern University campus have been speaking out about the great leader's life and legacy.

Common Core debate falls quiet for now

Math teacher Kristin Magee said for months it's been full steam ahead as she and other educators worked to get ready for full implementation of common core to start.

Those opposed to St. George incorporation continue fight

Supporters of the St. George incorporation movement are halfway to the 18,000 signatures they need to get a hearing on the ballot, which has only fueled the fight for those against the incorporation.