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."

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.