SU Ag Fair
Education

SU College of Ag hosts recruitment fair, March 24

The Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS) is inviting high school juniors and seniors, Southern University students, and students interested in transferring to Southern to its’ virtual recruitment fair at 6 […]

EXXON girls
Education

Local girls experience careers in engineering

ExxonMobil employee volunteers welcomed 130 middle-school girls from 13 schools in both East and West Baton Rouge Parish for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, a program designed to inspire female students to consider careers in engineering. “We’re […]

schools
Commentary

State NAACP pushes BESE to suspend testing, create ‘apolitical’ plan for schools during COVID

The Louisiana NAACP released the following statement about schools reopening statewide during the worsening COVID pandemic: We are now calling on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to immediately: 1. Suspend testing for […]

No Picture
Baton Rouge

Sito Narcisse to lead EBR schools

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has selected Sito Narcisse as superintendent following the abrupt resignation by Leslie Brown. After hours of public comment and debate over his qualifications and record in other districts, the […]

Baton Rouge

Edwards appoints members to SU and ULS system boards

Gov. John bel Edwards appoints members to the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and  University of Louisiana System. The Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is […]

Commentary

COMMENTARY: COVID recovery can not happen without education recovery

With a new presidential administration, we have an opportunity to begin on the path to a strong recovery from the pandemic. But COVID-19 recovery cannot happen without education recovery. And true education recovery must focus on ensuring every child’s civil right to quality teaching and learning in our nation’s public schools. […]

Baton Rouge

Southern creates official varsity esports team, Christopher Turner named head coach

The University becomes the first higher learning institution with an esports pipeline servicing K-12 through graduate school students. Southern University and A&M College is creating an official varsity esports team, joining more than 300 colleges and universities […]

Education

Police, Protest, Practice: Youth invited to apply for social justice program

Louisiana teens are invited to apply for “My Voice Matters — Speak Out about Social Justice” YLA of Baton Rouge one of only eight nationwide selected to offer this free, innovative program. Applications must be received by Sept. 30. Applicants accepted into the program will receive notification by Oct. 9. […]

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Tangipahoa schools begin Phase 3 Mon., Sept. 14

Students in 7th and 8th grade will be able to join PreK-6th grade students attending school on campus five days a week. High School students will also begin transitioning back to campus on a staggered entrance, beginning Monday, September 14. If you would like your junior high or high school student to engage in school fully online, you must complete our Full Virtual Intent Form. […]

Baton Rouge

Kenna Franklin appointed assistant provost LSU

Louisiana State University in Shreveport is proud to announce Kenna Franklin, EdD, as the new assistant provost for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. She will lead and coordinate university-wide initiatives fostering and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, […]

Baton Rouge

Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Schools accepting displaced students

Displaced families will receive a reduced cost to attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Instead of a registration fee, a small application processing fee may be required. No other usual fees will be charged to displaced families. Likewise, the cost of annual tuition will not be charged, and the monthly tuition cost will be set by each school. […]

Baton Rouge

T.I. to deliver keynote during SU symposium

Tip “T.I.” Harris will deliver the Saturday keynote address for the Southern University Law Center’s virtual Sports and Entertainment Symposium. “At the Law Center, we strive to present continuing education seminars where we align our […]

Baton Rouge

Total Teen Takeover 2020 to feature Dee-1

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Healthy Blue, in collaboration with The Safety Place and the Big Buddy Program, are hosting Total Teen Takeover 2020 next week. Baton Rouge youth agencies and business partners are collaborating to […]

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Before you decide to return to schools, walk the journey of a student, teacher to see COVID obstacles

In south Louisiana, one of the tasks we are accustomed to doing is preparing for emergency situations.  We prepare for hurricanes, other major storms, and catastrophes all the time, listening to the information provided by the […] […]

Drum Roll

Jackson to lead CDL program development

The Center for Development and Learning has hired  DeJunne’ Clark Jackson as the vice president of program development. Jackson, who is a mother of a “double-deficit, comorbid, bright, insightful, and kind-hearted dyslexic child,” has an in-depth knowledge […]

Education

Lucius J. Barker, political scientist who broke racial barriers, has died at 92

Lucius J. Barker, a Stanford University political scientist who specialized in constitutional law, civil liberties and African American politics and served as president of the American Political Science Association, has died. Among his students were politicians Cory Booker, Tony West and Julián and Joaquin Castro. Barker attended and later taught at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. […]

Community-La

What about school after COVID?

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is currently developing plans for the 2020-2021 school year. In order for officials to design the safest and most practical back-to-school options, they are asking families to complete […]

Baton Rouge

Members of the community ask EBR School Board to condemn Bernard’s comments on Robert E. Lee

In an open letter, EBR citizens wrote, ” Her interview demonstrates that she values Robert E. Lee and the systemic racism that he represents far more than the students and families that she has committed to serve as a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.” […]

Baton Rouge

‘Reach Your Fullest Potential’

Masked up and practicing physical distancing, McKinley Senior High School senior Micah Jones tells East Baton Rouge Parish 2020 graduates to “do all you can do to reach your fullest potential.” Read Jones’ speech along […]

Baton Rouge

Grads: ‘Stay resilient, pursue every ambition, have courage, set the world on a different path’

In speech after speech, 2020 graduates are being encouraged and celebrated in unprecedented fashion from outdoor celebrations like the one hosted at the Louisiana Leadership Institute to virtual commencement speeches by national leaders and celebrities […]

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Tangipahoa schools start meal plans today

The Tangipahoa Parish School district has designated 12 convenient school-based sites where families can pick up two meals per child per weekday. Every child will receive a bag lunch for that day and a packaged breakfast for the following day. […]