Education

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.

Task Force recommends increase in education funding, changes to formula

The Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) Task Force of education stakeholders has proposed several changes to the state’s K-12 education funding formula for the 2014-15 school year.

EBR schools delay start, other area schools cancel

Due to a forecast of extremely cold temperatures, all schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System will delay their start of classes by two hours, tomorrow morning.

LDOE launches initiative to better prepare teachers

The Louisiana Department of Education is launching a new “Believe and Prepare” initiative to better prepare the next generation of teachers.

Questions raised over state's voucher program by Legislative Auditor

A close look at the state’s close to $45 million scholarship program has the Legislative Auditor’s office giving tips to the Department of Education.

SU graduates look forward to next steps

It was pomp and circumstance for graduates at Southern University Friday.

BRCC launches new scholarship program

What if you wanted to gain work skills, but college is just not for you or your budget? Baton Rouge Community College wants to help with its new scholarship program.