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Volunteers help get new charter school ready for the school year

Volunteers from across the area put on their painter caps and gloves. It's all to help one of Baton Rouge's newest charter schools get ready for it's first school year.

Principals say partnerships, not power, needed to improve schools

Local principals say they need help improving their schools. But instead of more power, they want more partnerships.

Lafayette School Superintendent calls his evaluation 'unfair and political'

Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper says some board members may be laying the groundwork to fire him, this after receiving another low evaluation from board members at last night's meeting.

Teachers concerned about timing of Gov. Jindal's attempt to stop Common Core

Governor Bobby Jindal and state education officials squared off after the governor declared his intention to end Louisiana's use of Common Core State Standards and the PARCC tes

State of Louisiana suspends approval of Department of Education Contract in Common Core dispute

Wednesday, Louisiana's Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced that the Office of Contractual Review (OCR) ordered a temporary suspension of approval of the contracts between Data Recognition Corporation and the Department o

Despite Jindal Order, State will continue with Common Core, PARCC testing

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Louisiana Department of Education today reaffirmed that the state will implement the Common Core State Standards, as well as grade 3-8 test forms and questions developed by st

Jindal calls for end of Common Core, LDOE pushes back

Bobby Jindal is calling for the termination of Common Core, saying he wants Louisiana standards, not national standards.

Ascension Parish Schools employees excited about raise

Teachers in Ascension Parish have a lot to smile about. They work for one of the best districts in the state, and now they are getting a raise.

SU gets brand new tour bus

A brand new tour bus for Southern University screams southern pride! The flashy blue and gold, 30-passenger vehicle has been getting a lot of attention since it arrived on campus Monday morning.

School Shooting 'Crisis': Local parents and students react to recent statistics

Some people are calling it a "national crisis." We've had more than 70 school shootings since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting a year and a half ago.

'Gold Medal Mom': Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes makes a visit to some local kids

Some youngsters in our area got a visit from an olympic gold medalist.

Road closed on SU’s campus, officials investigate damage

Southern University reports that E. C. Harrison Drive, near Jesse Stone Avenue, has been closed to traffic for a week because of road damage.

LSU researchers work to make evacuation easier this hurricane season

Six days into hurricane season, and things are calm right now, but some LSU researchers are working on evacuation plans.

EBR School Board members begin process of reducing board's size

The shape of the East Baton Rouge School Board is at stake, and members are clearly divided about what it should look like.

BR officials break ground on new Lee High School campus

Right now, construction crews are beginning the foundation on what will be the new Lee High School, and Thursday, dozens of people came together to celebrate.