Education

Survey says teens are highly stressed but don't know risks

A new survey says teenagers are highly stressed out. If they don't get it under control, experts warn teenage angst could lead to an unhealthy adulthood.

LA Colleges help applicants complete financial aid paperwork

Louisiana’s seventh annual College Goal Sunday, a program to help college applicants complete required paperwork for financial aid, will be held on February 16, 2014, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at twelve locations around the sta

3 Louisiana 2-year colleges eligible for $1M Aspin Prize

Three of Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges are among 150 two-year colleges across the country eligible for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

BR Fifth Grader arrested for bringing gun to school

A 12-year-old fifth grader was arrested on Monday for illegal possession of a firearm on a school campus.

SU SGA to hold meeting about end of Chancellor’s contract

The Southern University Board of Supervisors voted Friday not to renew the contract of James Llorens, Southern University Baton Rouge Chancellor. The Chancellor’s contract is set to expire June 30, 2014.

Amazon lists 100 books to read in a lifetime

Amazon released its newly curated list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime on Tuesday.

SU ranked among top 10 producers of future black PhD grads

Southern University was recently reported to be among the top 10 producers of black undergraduates who go on to earn doctorate degrees in science and engineering.

EBR School Board announces winter storm make-up days

Snow and ice days can be relaxing and even fun until you have to make them up.

EBR Area school makeup days

Area schools have had to find ways to make up for the days lost during the recent freezing weather events in Louisiana.

UPDATE: Jockey Lot murder suspect to be tried as adult

UPDATE Feb. 6, 2014: The 15-year-old suspect, Earl Joseph III, will be tried as an adult for the murder of 49-year-old Michael Patin on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Local dentists team with HCS to donate services for students in EBR

Parents agree that education is a priority for their children, but when children are in pain from unhealthy teeth, school isn’t first in their young minds.

LSU schedules Saturday makeup classes

LSU released a statement saying that they will schedule three Saturday classes to makeup for the days missed during the recent freezing weather.

BR locals weigh in on what Black History Month means to them

Did you know peanut butter was invented by an African-American? What about the wrench? It was re-invented by a black man? These are just a couple of examples of why Black History Month is so important.

Tech ready schools up 25% across state

Louisiana schools that are technology-ready have increased by almost 25% since July 2013, according to a semi-annual report by the Louisiana Department of Education.

East Feliciana extends school day to makeup for missed days

Due to the school days missed during the recent ice storm and freezing weather conditions, the East Feliciana Parish School Board has announced that they will extend the school day