Educators quickly responded to COVID-19 but how has it impacted them?

Black K-12 educators said they would dress as if they were going to work, disconnect from COVID reports which fed their fears, and stay focused on their children to keep their spirits up during the three-year pandemic. “For me, prayer was my saving grace,” said Zanetta Trahan, a high school teacher in Baton Rouge.

School to prison pipeline can be dismantled says juvenile judge

pencils as prison bars

The statistics are clear. During the 2018-2019 school year, nearly 95% of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools students suspended out-of-school were Black as was 89.4% of students with in-school suspensions. The overwhelming majority of them are males. In a school district with a 78.1% Black student population, 92.7% of the students referred to law enforcement from … Continue reading

Student auditions start tonight for Madigals and Guys Choir

The East Baton Rouge Madrigals and Guys Choir, formerly known as the East Baton Rouge Children’s Chorus, will hold auditions this Friday and Saturday at Broadmoor High School. It is open to students in grades 4-12 parish wide. There is a $5 audition fee per student. Each person auditioning must be prepared to sing one … Continue reading