East Baton Rouge Parish School District http://wrkf.org en EBR School District Revamp Back to the Drawing Board http://wrkf.org/post/ebr-school-district-revamp-back-drawing-board <p>The state House has rejected a proposal to restructure the East baton Rouge Parish School District.&nbsp;</p><p>In making his closing argument for <a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?s=14RS&amp;b=SB636&amp;sbi=y" target="_blank">the bill </a>in the House, Rep. Steve Carter rattled off dire statistics about test scores and arrests at parish schools.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The entire business community recognizes the fact we need to do something," Carter said.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Baton Rouge Area Chamber offered the plan to restructure the parish district.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 09:34:51 +0000 Amy Jeffries 27270 at http://wrkf.org Seeds Planted for Chess Culture in Baton Rouge Schools http://wrkf.org/post/seeds-planted-chess-culture-baton-rouge-schools <p>About 200 teachers from 42 schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish district have signed up for workshops this summer to learn how to start chess clubs and use the game in their classrooms. The first batch of teachers capped off their training with a mini tournament Thursday.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:49:52 +0000 Amy Jeffries 11954 at http://wrkf.org Seeds Planted for Chess Culture in Baton Rouge Schools Bill Press, James David Cain, Dennis Blunt http://wrkf.org/post/bill-press-james-david-cain-dennis-blunt <p>Bill Press provides national perspective on Election 2012, then James David Cain covers the local angle.</p><p>Dennis Blunt spends a few minutes talking about the East Baton Rouge Parish School District's strategic plan.</p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Jim Engster 2491 at http://wrkf.org Superintendent Envisions Reform Within Baton Rouge Schools http://wrkf.org/post/superintendent-envisions-reform-within-baton-rouge-schools <p><span class="BodyCopy">Bernard Taylor came into East Baton Rouge Parish as the new superintendent of schools officially in June. He arrived amidst a wave of state education reforms, for which the parish is arguably ground zero. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">Roughly a third of Baton Rouge public schools, threatened with state takeover, face new competition from private school vouchers and independent charter schools.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Accountability measures for teachers and administrators are adding to the pressure.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Speaking with WRKF's Amy Jeffries, Taylor does not mince words in his critique of state reforms or the potential of East Baton Rouge public schools.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:27:36 +0000 Amy Jeffries 2129 at http://wrkf.org Superintendent Envisions Reform Within Baton Rouge Schools