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BRAC report card: Area schools improving, but much more to be done

May 1, 2014

A regional analysis of area schools released by BRAC today says the Baton Rouge area “as a whole has experienced significant improvement in its educational system over the past four years, and the continued improvement in letter grades in the face of more challenging standards is an impressive result

BRAC: Survey shows potential St. George residents prefer better schools over a new city

April 30, 2014

BRAC says the results of a survey it recently completed with 405 likely voters who live within the proposed boundaries of the city of St. George show that most residents don’t see incorporation of a new city as the only way to get the quality schools they’re after.

EBR schools overhaul bill sparks split

April 30, 2014

Battle lines were forming Wednesday morning over a hotly-contested bill aimed improving the East Baton Rouge Parish school system by giving principals sweeping new authority.

BRAC names local business leaders supporting bills to change EBR schools

April 30, 2014

Leaders from a wide range of local businesses, from real estate firms and auto dealerships to contractors and attorneys—

Bill to shrink EBR school board clears House panel

April 16, 2014

A measure that would shrink the East Baton Rouge Parish school board from 11 to 7 members cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday.

Bill to restructure EBR district, backed by BRAC and Sen. Brodi White, passes committee: Snapshot

April 9, 2014

At-a-Glance: A proposal to restructure the East Baton Rouge Parish School System took its first step through the Louisiana Legislature Wednesday, passing the Senate education committee.

Bodi White, BRAC join forces on EBR school bills

April 3, 2014

Often at odds in the past, state Sen. Mack “Bodi” White, R-Central, has joined forces with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber to push legislation to shrink the size of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and to take power from the board and the superintendent and give it to school principals.

Baton Rouge school legislation aims to reduce need for creating city of St. George

April 2, 2014

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber hopes its legislation to dramatically restructure Baton Rouge’s public school system will convince St. George supporters that they don’t need to form their own city.

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