Education

School Board approves purchase of property in Walker for future expansion of Walker High School

The Livingston Parish School Board on Thursday Nov. 21 approved a request by School Board Member Jimmy Watson to purchase 1.69 acres of property adjacent to Walker High School in anticipation of a future expansion of the campus.

Bayou Classic hosts new University-Business Summit

Southern University and the business community will join together for a new program as part of the 40th Annual Bayou Classic on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon.

Educators at Tara High stand behind policy that allows 'redo's and second chances'

"Right to a fair grade" is a policy at Tara High School that teachers believe will help their students succeed. The new re-testing policy in East Baton Rouge Parish has lots of people talking.

LSU, SU students present plans to improve Mid City

LSU and Southern University architecture students enrolled in the 4000-level service-learning studio are set to present designs for a market and café project at this year’s White Light Night in Mid City Baton Rouge.

A look inside the common core classroom; 25 year veteran teacher works to implement new standards

Tuesday Morning saw Kindergarten teacher Karen Parrino teaching her students about density.

Istrouma community vents anger at RSD meeting over school closure

The Istrouma High School community is not willing to get used to the fact that its school is about to disappear.

LSU hosts Geaux Red to promote HIV/AIDS education

The LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs’ LGBTQ Project and Safe Space Campaign will host Geaux Red, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, to promote HIV/AIDS education and prevention.

Istrouma students likely headed to last football game before school closure

It has been an emotional couple of weeks for Istrouma students. Now the football team, marching band, cheerleaders and dance team are participating in what could be their last game of the season.

Baton Rouge basketball player commits to Auburn

An Episcopal basketball player's going to be a Tiger, but not the one you're probably thinking.

Program to help at-risk students temporarily shut down due to funding concern

A local program worked with students who didn't finish high school, and helped dozens of them get GEDs and start promising lives. Until this year, that is when it was forced to shut down because of a clerical error.

THRIVE Charter School Purchases Land on Brightside

Baton Rouge, La.— THRIVE, Louisiana’s first charter boarding school serving at-risk student, announced the purchase 7.5 acres at 2585 Brightside Drive for $1.2 million dollars.

LSU selected to host U.S. Department of Education public forum on improving college affordability and value

In order to gather public input about the Obama Administration’s proposals to address rising college costs and make college more affordable for American families, the U.S.

UL Lafayette launches Louisiana College Application Week

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Lafayette Parish School System are taking the lead in a statewide effort aimed at helping every graduate high school senior apply for and enroll in college.

Community members, legislators, BESE members move to counter RSD plans

What started as a grass roots campaign to save Istrouma high school is now gaining ground and support from some big local names. For some it has become a matter of fighting for their community.

Superintendent White stops in Lafayette as part of 'Louisiana Believes' tour

State superintendent John White is visiting schools all over the state as part of his “Louisiana Believes” tour. His message: "All students can achieve."