Education

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

LA students to highlight impact of Jindal’s cuts to higher education

College students and faculty from across Louisiana--including schools such as LSU, ULL, ULM, and McNeese--will hold a Google Hangout On Air this Thursday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m.

SU’s Casarotti to judge pianists in Taiwan

Southern University music professor, Joao Casarotti, will be one of two judges on an international piano committee in Taiwan this summer.

Ascension Parish Sheriff establishes Dawn Shivers Memorial Scholarship

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley established a scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors in honor of Dawn Shivers, a retired employee of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Better Together plans public assembly & launch

Several hundred people are expected to attend the first Public Assembly of the Better Together Campaign, a citizen-led movement to oppose the St. George incorporation.

LSU Celebrates Black History Month with events Feb-Mar

LSU celebrates Black History Month every February, recognizing the struggles, strides and accomplishments of African Americans.

EBRPSS Schools, offices reopen Friday, Jan. 31

All East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) schools and offices will reopen tomorrow, Friday, January 31

School Closures Jan. 28-30 due to winter weather

Below is a list of school closures due to winter weather. To get news at your convenience, be sure to download our NBC33 mobile app. Closed Thursday

Gonzales educator named Ascension Parish teacher of the year

The Ascension Parish School Board announced on January 27, that it has presented with Christie Spohn with the Primary Teacher of the Year Award.

‘School Choice Week’ begins Monday in LA; 175 events planned

Governor Jindal has proclaimed Jan. 26 - Feb. 1 as 'Louisiana School Choice Week.'

School Closures due to winter weather

The following schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 24, due to extreme winter weather conditions. 

Louisiana Sheriffs kick off scholarship program

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program provides scholarships to eligible students from around the state to help them further their education and training.

EBR School Board steps up security at bus transfer station

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office apprehended a 14-year-old in the assault of the 12-year-old boy. Sheriff's Office and the school board are working to see what the next steps will be.