Education

BESE approves MFP, concerns linger

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a Minimum Foundation Program formula for the 2014-2015 school year. An amended version of the MFP passed after many stakeholders came out against the proposed plan.

BESE approves MFP, increased school funding

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today approved the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) formula for the 2014-15 school year, increasing the amount of state funds allocated to public schools.

Parents group plots strategy to preserve EBR schools during legislative session

The eyes of parents around East Baton Rouge Parish will be on the state capitol the next three months.

HungerU visits LSU to promote fight against world hunger

Did you know that hunger is the No. 1 killer in the world? Even here in the land of opportunity, one in six Americans goes to bed hungry at night.

'Kids Fighting Cancer': team of students get ready to race for the cure

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is only a couple of days away. Of course, it's not just a face, but a huge tool in the fight against breast cancer. Now, one local teacher is taking the run and the fight to the classroom.

Substitute teacher uses racial slurs in Michigan classroom

A substitute who was teaching in a Caledonia, Michigan school is accused of using racial slurs toward students in a classroom.

Overcoming the fear: local center preps students for LEAP testing

Mardi Gras break's behind us. So kids and parents have to gear up for standardized test season, but for a lot of students, this is a tough time.

Joining forces: teachers and parents come together to understand Common Core

A big issue coming up in this year's legislative session, Common Core, but a lot of people still don't understand it. That's why a Baker mom decided to host informational meetings to get people informed.

Lawmakers looking to raise standards for TOPS eligibility

Some in Louisiana are pushing for higher standards for TOPS recipients.

SU Board member resigns

Calvin Braxton Sr., a member of the Southern University and A&M College System Board of Supervisors, resigned February 26, 2014.

SU students react to board’s 2nd vote to end contract for Chancellor Llorens

Students at southern university aren't happy with their administration's decision to get rid of chancellor James Llorens.

Severe air pollution forces China school to build recess dome

Beijing has been suffering through a rare orange level warning for pollution in recent days. It’s the government's second-worst rating.

New rules would ban junk food from being marketed in schools

New rules first lady Michelle Obama will propose on Tuesday would limit the types of foods and beverages that can be advertised in schools, officials say.

SU Board of Supervisors stands by initial vote not to extend contract for Chancellor Llorens

On Monday, Feb. 24, the Southern University Board of Supervisors held a special meeting to vote on the contract for Chancellor Llorens. The board decided to stick with their original decision not extend his contract.