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Community, educators react to school grades

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — After learning that nearly half of Louisiana public schools have received a failing grade, parents and grandparents are seriously concerned.

Governor Jindal calling for school reform

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The report cards are out for schools across the state, and almost half of them got a failing grade.

Brusly High receives high marks on EBR school grading scale

BRUSLY, LA (FOX44) - At Brusly High today, Principal Walt lemoine is pleasantly surprised about the grade they earned. The Louisiana Department of Education rated Brusly High School a "B".

Acension schools will now save up to 860K in energy costs

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (FOX44) -- Ascension parish schools will save up to $860,000 dollars a year thanks to new energy efficient improvements.

Southern Jags look forward to Prarieview A&M

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Southern Jaguars are happy to be coming off of a win, and excited about possibly being 3-1 in the SWAC standings this week.

Woman is charged after chasing neighbors with a razor and a stick

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - A Baton Rouge woman facing a string of charges after police say she attacked people in front of her home. It happened earlier this afternoon on South 15th Street.

Scotlandville High receives 7,000 dollars in funding

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Scotlandville High School receivs close to $7,000 for their new engineering program.

Political analyst says negative ads work

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — You’ve seen them on TV, campaign ads attacking opponents’ voting records, positions on their political issues, and their personalities.

A need to know traffic advisory

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- If your daily travel patterns or business require using I-10 at Bonnet Carre Spillway between 8 pm to 5 am lanes will be closed nightly from Monday night, October 3, through Friday morning, October 7.

Nearing the end of Hurricane Season 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Ophelia a strong Category 3 Huricane shows a very distinct eye wall visible as the Hurricane moves North. In October we are near the end of Hurricane Season 2011, still there are favored late season areas to watch.