Education

Back to school: Bus safety tips

You know hat dreaded moment when you have to put your child on the big yellow school bus? They are so full of excitement and you are so full of worry.

Medical experts: Redistribute, limit weight of heavy backpacks to reduce stress

It's back to school season and that means students are hitting the books, but lugging around hefty backpacks can bring on back pain. Often everything a child needs at school can be found in one place on their back.

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

As a first-grade teacher, Julie Miller is exposed to a horrifying number of germs on a daily basis.

LSU Libraries granted additional funding for digitizing Louisiana newspapers

The LSU Libraries’ Special Collections division was recently awarded $210,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, or NEH, to digitize an additional 100,000 pages of Louisiana newspapers published from 1836 through 1922.

Recent surge in sisterhood at University convent gives inspirtation to other students

Three students studying at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are preparing for life after college but their lives will be much different from others their age.

North Baton Rouge parents want new charter schools to come to their community

The state has approved more charter schools to come to Baton Rouge, but parents in north Baton Rouge stepped up Tuesday to voice the need for these schools in their community.

Back to school means possibility of bullying: Tips for protection

Compared to all of the things kids can become involved in this day and age, bullying behavior might seem to be insignificant. But, it isn't. More than 160,000 kids skip school every day because of bullying.

Lafayette school board, ACA work to raise money to keep arts program in schools

After a misunderstanding about funding, the Lafayette Parish school board and Acadiana Center of the Arts have come to a more collaborative spirit in trying to keep the PACE program alive in the school system.

Study shows Louisiana among top states for charter school gains

Governor Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White announced that a recent 26-state study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University found that Louisiana is a national leader in student achievement at chart

State Troopers urge motorists to exercise caution as school resumes

As the 2013-14 school year quickly approaches, Louisiana State Police would like to remind motorists to drive with extra care and be especially aware of school zone speed limits, school buses loading or unloading children, and children walking

Southern University freshmen set to move in Sunday

Southern University Freshman are all set to move into their new home away from home at the university of Sunday.

Councilwoman hosts back to school event for children in district two

In just two days East Baton Rouge Parish schools will be in full swing again. But before kids can get to school, they've got to get their supplies.

Three Livingston Parish high schools among best in United States

Three Livingston Parish High Schools have been named among the nation’s best public high schools, according to this year’s rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

LSU Tiger Marching Band to host annual Tigerama event on October 29, tickets available

The LSU Tiger Marching Band, Golden Girls and Colorguard have entertained millions of LSU fans as they perform before, during and after football games at Tiger Stadium, as well as other special events locally, nationally and abroad.

Fifteen LSU student-athletes earn degrees during summer commencement

LSU had 15 student-athletes earn their degrees Friday during its annual Summer Commencement ceremonies held on-campus. In total, LSU issued 104 diplomas to its student-athletes during the 2012-13 academic year.