Education

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.

Concert for Change: LSU students hold concert to create awareness about marijuana reform

Marijuana reform is a hot topic right now all over the country and right here in Louisiana.

FL school district discusses parent dress code

West Palm Beach (WPTV) --  The Palm Beach County school district is discussing a parent dress code at a workshop Wednesday afternoon.

Survey results look at how parents feel about scholarship program

The Louisiana Federation for Children and the Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options announced the results of a joint survey of parents who have students in the scholarship program Tuesday.

BESE rep to hold community forum on potential impact of HB 1177

Carolyn Hill, a Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education representative, will hold a public forum on the potential impact that House Bill 1177 could have on public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish.

College student pays tuition bill with 500lbs of pennies in OK

Many students work to pay their way through college. A soon-to-be grad in Oklahoma used his final payment to make a lasting statement. It was a heavy load, yet it was a weight lifted. 500 pounds of pennies.

600 teachers quit their jobs in Wake County, N.C.

Teachers in North Carolina's largest school system are leaving their jobs in droves. The Wake County School District says 600 teachers have quit since the school year began.