Education

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."

Efforts by community, parents to save 70805 school prove successful

As one of only two dedicated Pre-K, Kindergarten centers in East Baton Rouge Parish, Delmont elementary serves four and five year olds from all over North Baton Rouge, but until late last week it wasn't clear if the school would be around t

Parents continue to raise concerns over Istrouma transition

Questions and concerns continue to be raised about transitioning Istrouma's students to a charter run out of capitol high school.

Teachers unions frustrated about 'one sided' Common Core hearing

The state legislature held a special meeting Monday to ask questions about how Common Core State Standards will impact Louisiana. But many people felt they only got half the answer.

Questions, concerns raised about take-over charter

Five new charter organizations are poised to take-over some of Baton Rouge's most difficult schools, a closer look at the track records of those charters shows at least one has been denied in Louisiana already.

Baton Rouge students are grown-ups for a day

It's something everyone gets asked this question when they're growing up: What do you want to be when you get older? Well, a group of students from the Big Buddy Program might have their answers now.

Over 1,100 sign petition to keep Istrouma High open

The community is coming together to keep Istrouma High School open. On October 29, the Recovery School District revealed plans to close both Istrouma and Glen Oaks Middle for at least a year.

Baton Rouge church adopts local elementary school

A Baton Rouge church wants to help save an elementary school from getting shut down. The pastor wants to "adopt" the school.

RSD announces Istrouma & Glen Oaks middle to close for next school year

Since the Recovery School District took over several Baton Rouge schools, the administration has been planning to hand those schools over to charter organizations.

LSU has new resource for students; LSU Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcohol abuse is a growing problem on college campuses. Now, LSU has a place where students can get help. The university has it's own Alcoholics Anonymous.

White wants more funding for Course Choice

The Course Choice Program is one that takes kids out of the classroom and allows them to learn hands on or take college classes.

Central school board voting on tougher proof-of-residency requirements

Central's school board will vote Monday night whether or not to put more restrictions on who can attend class there.

LSU students get a lesson in free speech

LSU students got a lesson in first amendment rights Monday. Mary Beth Tinker knows how to practice her first amendment rights, and she knows how to fight for them, too.

Louisiana school performance scores improve

Report cards are in, and Louisiana schools are performing better.

LSU Athletics graduation rate continues to improve

LSU’s sports teams combined for a score of 81 in the release of the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate data that was distributed on Thursday.