Education

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.

'Jump Start' career-based program changes education for LA students

A new initiative could be changing your child's education. It's called the Jump Start Program. It's a career-based curriculum taught by industry professionals.

Jindal discusses plans for funding higher education

Governor Bobby Jindal announced proposed plans to increase funding for higher education Tuesday at a press conference on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge.

Superintendent White hosts final forum in BR for Jump Start Initiative

State Superintendent of Education John White will host a public forum in Baton Rouge to discuss the proposed Jump Start program.

BESE members, legislators attempt to set record straight on EBR school audit

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Carolyn Hill has got some serious issues with rumors and allegations of cheating in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system by an anonymous ‘whistle-blower’.

EBR Main Library resumes regular schedule on 1/16

The East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library announced that it opened at noon on Wednesday and will resume it’s regular business hours on Thursday, Jan. 16.

LSU reports an all-time high graduation rate

LSU President and Chancellor, F. King Alexander, announced that the university’s six-year graduation rate is 69.1 percent, which is an all time high. The rate is up from last year’s 66.7 percent.

Applications now available for school voucher program

Applications for the Louisiana Scholarship Program are now available for the 204-2015 school year.

FL school suspends student for haircut

A Florida student spent Wednesday in in-school suspension. School leaders said his haircut was too distracting, but it's what a school counselor did next that is stirring up the controversy.

Firefighters respond to fire at Woodlawn High School

There was a small fire this morning at Woodlawn High School. St. George Fire Department responded to the high school around 10:20 a.m., after recieving a report of smoke in a men's restroom.

Superintendent Taylor publicly denies allegations of widespread cheating in EBRP School System

Superintendent Bernard Taylor is publicly denying any allegations of widespread cheating in the East Baton Rouge School System.

Department of Education looking into cheating allegations at EBR schools

The state Department of Education is getting involved in the East Baton Rouge School District to investigate allegations of cheating in the system.

Application process for EBR Pre-K to start in Jan.

The application process for Pre-K classes that start in the fall of 2014 begins Monday, Jan. 27. The process will continue through Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.