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Ascension Parish teachers excited for first day of school

Last-minute preparations are done, so now teachers can welcome students back into their classrooms.

Lafayette Parish principals want expanded cell phone use in high schools

With school just around the corner, discussions on use of cell phones on school campuses are back up for discussion.

Publishers push to begin moving demand for used textbook sales into digital textbooks

Finding inexpensive ways to purchase expensive college textbooks has led to a thriving industry online in used textbooks, but experts say that will soon change.

College-bound kids now registering for gifts

By Katie Lobosco NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Move over brides and expectant moms: Now college-bound kids want to be showered with gifts also.

SU mourns loss of beloved educator

The Southern University community is mourning the loss of a beloved professor and educator.

Students concerned about scope of LSU's smoke free policy

When students return to LSU this fall, they will notice something missing: smokers.

Advocates explain intricacies of Common Core to parents

There are lots of questions about what our children are going to learn in school this year, and how they will learn it.

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.