Education

Adults take practice PARCC exam: all leave with common opinion

The common core debate continues in Louisiana. It’s been four years since the national standards were first introduced in Louisiana’s classrooms, all in preparation for the PARCC assessment.

EBR students to receive free lunch this school year

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is proving that there is such a thing as a free lunch.

BESE votes to join Common Core lawsuit against Jindal

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted on Tuesday to join the lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal.

'Kicks for Kids': Students get free new shoes for the school year

A local organization is helping parents and students get stared on the right "foot" this school year.

Overcoming the challenges: Hundreds of students get ready for the school year

School is right around the corner for tons of kids in our area, and it's smart to be prepared. That's why hundreds of students, parents, and educators gathered at the River Center in Baton Rouge Saturday.

School board president prepared to defend against lawsuits after redistricting vote

The East Baton Rouge School Board made a big decision to go smaller.

BR 10: EBR professionals seek out 'top-notch' school board candidates

What's next? That's the question after the East Baton Rouge School Board voted to downsize from 11 members to 9 last night. School board elections will be held in November.

Catholic High School volunteers participate in active shooter safety drill

If you live around Catholic High in Baton Rouge, you might have heard a bit of chaos Thursday morning, but don't worry, it's all a part of a safety plan for this upcoming school year.

Doctor warns mouthguards won't protect young athletes from concussions

With school right around the corner, it's time for parents to start thinking about the safety of their budding athlete.

Superintendent: 'no basis' for legislators' lawsuit regarding Common Core

State education leaders are defending themselves against another attack on Common Core. Monday, a group of Louisiana legislators filed a lawsuit to stop those standards from entering the classroom.

Teachers react to standstill in Common Core debate

Right now, teachers say they have no clue how to get ready for the new school year that's less than a month away.

Stalemate seen between governor's office and BESE over testing

There will not be a simple answer to the question of which test our students will take this year.

EBR School Board members have mixed views about downsizing

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board may shrink in size, but as of right now, members don't know how it's all going to turn out.

2014 Back to School Expo set for Aug 2 at Cortana Mall

The 2014 Back to School Expo for Parents and Students is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cortana Mall.

Southern University hopes washed out road gets finished by start of fall semester

One of the most important roads on Southern University's campus is wiped out. It'll take a lot of money.