Education

Catholic High School volunteers participate in active shooter safety drill

If you live around Catholic High in Baton Rouge, you might have heard a bit of chaos Thursday morning, but don't worry, it's all a part of a safety plan for this upcoming school year.

Doctor warns mouthguards won't protect young athletes from concussions

With school right around the corner, it's time for parents to start thinking about the safety of their budding athlete.

Superintendent: 'no basis' for legislators' lawsuit regarding Common Core

State education leaders are defending themselves against another attack on Common Core. Monday, a group of Louisiana legislators filed a lawsuit to stop those standards from entering the classroom.

Teachers react to standstill in Common Core debate

Right now, teachers say they have no clue how to get ready for the new school year that's less than a month away.

Stalemate seen between governor's office and BESE over testing

There will not be a simple answer to the question of which test our students will take this year.

EBR School Board members have mixed views about downsizing

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board may shrink in size, but as of right now, members don't know how it's all going to turn out.

2014 Back to School Expo set for Aug 2 at Cortana Mall

The 2014 Back to School Expo for Parents and Students is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cortana Mall.

Southern University hopes washed out road gets finished by start of fall semester

One of the most important roads on Southern University's campus is wiped out. It'll take a lot of money.

LSU to become tobacco free Aug. 1

As of Friday, August 1, LSU will become a tobacco-free campus in accordance with the Louisiana Legislature’s smoke-free requirement for all public post-secondary institutions in Louisiana and the governor’s “Well Ahead”

New program kicks off for BR students with considerable life challenges

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baton Rouge kicked off an innovative new program for students at Monday morning.

Piccadilly brings back summer literacy program

Piccadilly Restaurants is once again encouraging children to read with the second year of their Back to Books summer reading program.

EBR Schools continue to be financially unstable: community worried about the future

The East Baton Rouge School District is running out of money. They are not getting enough funding at the state level which ultimately means no raises, less programming and a questionable future for the school system.

EBR Schools face funding problems: community worried about the future

The East Baton Rouge School District is running out of money. They are not getting enough funding at the state level which ultimately means no raises, less programming and a questionable future for the school system.

Sources say BESE will not use Common Core testing in 2014-2015

WDSU in New Orleans is reporting that the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on a conference call Thursday that they will not use Common Core testing for the 2014-2015 school year in Louisiana.

Walker PD extends deadline for school uniform drive

The Walker Police Department is now collecting uniforms, cash donations, and uniform vendor gift cards through July 11th. These donations will help children get uniforms for the upcoming school year.