Education

Bill for higher education funding passes Senate Committee

House Bill 142, introduced by State Treasurer John Kennedy and Representative Dee Richard, passed through the Senate Finance Committee Monday.

Local kids celebrate National Children's Book Week

Local kids took pictures with their favorite books Saturday.

Kenilworth student wins international science competition

There is a world-renowned scientist living in Baton Rouge. But he does not work for LSU or Southern. No, he just finished middle school this week.

Elementary school students unveil new 300-pound mosaic

A brand new piece of art at Glen Oak Park Elementary.

ULL offers Ghost Hunting course

An interesting new course is being offered at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and it's Ghost Hunting 101. It's a three-day course during July as a part of the continuing education program.

The voice behind LSU's Mike VI

We all know about LSU's strong points. What you may not know is that LSU's live mascot has his own Facebook page.

EBR kids and summer programs to benefit from free summer meal program

Right now, more than 18,000 children in East Baton Rouge Parish don't know where their next meal will come from, but one program wants to help make sure they don't go hungry this summer.

USDA to offer free meals for EBR children, youth this summer

Any child 18 years old or younger in East Baton Rouge Parish is eligible to receive free meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, regardless of household income.

LA BESE amends 2014-15 MFP

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today adopted several amendments to the 2014-15 Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) formula in response to the Senate Education Committee’s recent deferral of the original subm

Southern University graduates look forward to the future

Nearly 600 students graduated from Southern University Friday. Senator Mary Landrieu spoke to graduates hoping to encourage them. Graduate Tray Tiller said Landrieu inspired him to tell his story.

EBR honors Teachers, Principals of the Year

Dozens of local educators received a rare moment of recognition Wednesday. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System honored the 2014-15 Teachers and Principals of the Year during a ceremony at Baton Rouge Magnet High School.

Colleges, universities respond to sexual violence investigation

(CNN) -- Many colleges and universities under review for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints say they are cooperating with the federal investi

55 colleges under investigation over handling of sexual violence complaints

(CNN) -- Federal investigators are checking whether 55 colleges and universities illegally handled sexual violence and harassment complaints, the U.S. Department of Education said Thursday.

Community and technical colleges gather at Capitol: hope to inspire residents and lawmakers

Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges came together to present some of their "in demand" programs to our lawmakers and the public today at the capitol proving you don't need a four year degree to get a job in our state.

Baker parents start petition against school board

Some parents in Baker are fed up with their school board tonight. After many failed attempts to communicate with the board, they've started a petition to try and get some answers.