Author John Grisham joins First Lady Donna Edwards in pushing for breakfast in schools

John Grisham is known for his popular American novels that have turned into movies, but he is also an activist.

North Alabama school removes bathroom stall doors to combat vaping

Cheerleader with Down Syndrome inspires Biloxi Junior High students

7 men accused of sex crimes involving children

CPSO to hold boater safety course

Some East Texas schools dismiss early due to power outage

  Mortuary presents first three $1,000 gifts to schools

Continued Coverage

Gun raffle for Ark. school band stirs mixed emotions & mixed communications

  Bossier substitute accused of having sex with student

Standardized forms for Louisiana colleges to report hazing

  Shreveport funeral home pledges $1,000 each to 10 Caddo public schools

  Friday’s the last day to drop off uniforms for Uniforms for Kids

  KSLA Salutes: Brigadier General Gerald Goodfellow

Mom’s scary video captures child almost getting hit by driver who didn’t stop for school bus

The video, which has now been shared thousands of times on Facebook, shows her daughter starting to cross the street when the car drives past while Taylor screams for the car to stop.

Gov. Edwards announces initiative to improve responses to incidents that threaten school safety

Governor John Bel Edwards joined Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves at Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana to announce funding for all K-12 schools in Louisiana to begin using the RAVE Mobile Safety App that will better alert authorities to emergencies on campuses.

Shreve Memorial Libraries to be closed for Labor Day

As a reminder, all Shreve Memorial Library branches will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day.

Actor McConaughey named professor at University of Texas

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will join the University of Texas as a professor who in the fall will teach in the university's Department of Radio-Television-Film.

Actor McConaughey named professor at University of Texas

  Panola College’s food pantry ‘feeds the need’ of its students

Marshall ISD bus involved in hit-and-run; no students on board

Major cybersecurity center coming to Baton Rouge’s Water Campus

2 schools in EBR, 1 in Ascension show greater than 70% top growth in English language arts and math

Calcasieu Parish schools exceeding state average in literacy and math

  Caddo school bus drivers describe challenges of job, respond to parents’ complaints about schedules

Several Caddo Parish school bus drivers spoke with KSLA News 12′s Domonique Benn to address some parents' complaints.

  Marshall ISD students head back to school Monday

Summer is officially over for students in Marshall, Texas.

New superintendent selected for Louisiana’s Special School District

Louisiana’s special school district has an official new leader.

Shreve Memorial Library’s free after school feeding program returns

The library system is partnering back up with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to bring back their after school feeding program for a third year.

  Parents rail against school buses being unreliable in the mornings, late in the evenings and always overcrowded

The school year is just getting started and some Caddo Parish parents are upset with the bus transportation.

  Benton High going cellphone free during class day

A test program is now underway at Benton High School to limit cell phone distractions. KSLA News 12 was there when the unique magnetic pouches were handed out to the more than 1300 or so students enrolled at the school in north Bossier Parish.

Shreveport school closes

Christian Center Montessori blames declining enrollment, related financial issues

  LSUS working with Bossier Parish to study rising groundwater levels

The university will conduct a five year study that will monitor the rising groundwater levels in north Bossier Parish.

  Back-to-school bash brings hundreds out for free supplies

Free food, water activities and school supplies brought out the smiles

LaTech urges students to get mobile safety app

CampusShield enables them to receive safety alerts, contact campus police, request safety escorts

All clear: Texas A&M University Texarkana reopens

Leak from severed natural gas pipeline has been contained, campus officials say

Bossier selects interim District 5 member, sets election

Voters will face the decision April 4, same date as presidential preference and municipal primaries

City of Marshall cracking down on leash law ahead of new school year

Authorities say they want to make it safer for students who will be walking to and from school.

  Bossier Schools adjusting school start times

The schedule changes will affect children who attend Benton Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

Dr. Scott Gordon confirmed as ninth SFA president

According to a press release, Dr. Scott Gordon was unanimously confirmed by the SFA Board of Regents to be the ninth president of the university during a specially called meeting Saturday.

  Bossier Schools explain free/ reduced lunch, CEP programs

This school year, Bossier Parish Schools is stepping to help students with a free and reduced lunch program, along with the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program.

Northwestern State to sell beer at upcoming football games

Northwestern State University announced that upcoming football games will sell beer and spiked seltzer at home football, baseball and softball games in 2019-2020.

Bossier schools holding district-wide emergency drill

Schools in Bossier Parish will be practicing a district wide Emergency Crisis lock down drill on Friday, Aug. 16.

  Bossier School Board decides to change district’s attendance zones

Members had to pass the proposal because of the desegregation lawsuit with the federal government, attorney says

LSU welcomes new freshman class to campus

Move-in for the fall semester will begin this weekend for incoming LSU freshmen.

  The Good Stuff: Journey to the sidelines

On this week's #TheGoodStuff with KSLA News 12's Doug Warner: a returning sophomore finds a way onto the football field even after doctor's told him he'd never play the game.

Valliant schools hope to hold classes Monday, regardless

"... A (water) sample was submitted today for E. coli testing. It is our hope that we will get good news late on Thursday or early Friday."

  Texarkana students head back to school Wednesday

Students on both sides of the state line head back to school today.

  Alleged leader in federal steroids case pleads guilty

His wife is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 9

  No school again Wednesday, Thursday in Valliant

“It has been communicated to me ... that we will not have any test results that would lift the boil order ... until at least Thursday”

  Keeping You Safe: Tips for children & parents heading back-to-school

The end of summer tends to means one thing for many kids and parents: School is back in session and it's time to proceed with caution.

  Bossier school board member submits resignation, applications now being accepted for seat

Bossier Parish School Board Member Mike Mosura officially resigned from his position on the board — and applications are now being accepted for his seat.

  Bossier deputy injured in school zone back at work for new year

Back in January, Bossier Deputy Daniel Golden was directing traffic outside of Platt Elementary School when he was hit by a car.

  School bus driver shortage impacts some NWLA districts

Caddo says it’s been able to sign up more drivers by offering full-time employment within 30 days of their initial hiring

  Water issue idles schools, some businesses

There will be no classes again Tuesday in Valliant, Okla.

‘In God We Trust’ motto to appear in every Louisiana public school this fall

Each school can choose how they want to display the national motto, but there is a minimum requirement of at least a paper sign.

Valliant School District cancels classes Aug. 13

The Valliant Public School District has announced that classes will be canceled on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Bossier asks parents to help students stay hydrated

District suggests sending an extra bottle or two of water with their children for the bus ride home

  E. coli found in an ArkLaTex water system

Town issues boil order; school district cancels classes

Families can save big during back-to-school, tax-free weekend

Families can save big on back-to-school shopping during Texas' tax-free weekend.

Woman stuns with powerful rendition of Star-Spangled Banner, story of surviving car accident and cancer diagnosis

Dozens of people attending Amite High School’s back to school event held at Southeastern Louisiana University were captivated at a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner sang by Sharnwanika Cotton.

Oak Park Elementary unveils new school-based health center

This is the fifth school-based health center in the district

  What every parent should know: Secret Codes, Social Media and Sexting Acronyms

Parents need to know the ins and outs of all the apps, sites and terms that are "hot" right now.

  Bossier schools official pleads guilty in steroids case

Now he could be fined $500,000 and sent to prison for 10 years

KSLA Salutes: NWLA art teacher creates historic mural inside school

The mural depicts the iconic photograph of the moment six United States Marines raised the American Flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

KSLA Back-to-School Parental Concern Survey

The KSLA Digital Team created a survey allowing you to voice your top concerns on surviving the new school year.

LSU Health increases class to meet shortage of physicians in Louisiana

LSU Health Sciences Center is growing - and at an unprecedented rate.

Spending Smarter: DIY Back-to-School supplies

Get the kids ready to head back to school with these easy DIY ideas.

Natchitoches schools, Castor High School push back start dates

Students in Natchitoches Parish and one Bienville Parish School will not return to school as originally planned.

  Kickstart your child’s critical thinking skills before school

Now is the time to get ready for a new school year!

Electrical outages force Bienville Parish high school to delay opening

Castor schools will instead begin Monday, August 12

  Praise Temple hosts prayer, backpack giveaway

Activities will run from 5-9 p.m. with prayer to be offered from 6-7 p.m.

  Natchitoches Parish Schools pushes back start date for students

Students in Natchitoches Parish just got a few more days of summer break.

  Sun City’s new wing promises to be a game changer

For three decade, students filtered in and out of aging “temporary” trailers

  DeSoto Parish students head back to school Tuesday, Aug. 6

“Every year I always get excited to meet my new bunch of kids,” said kindergarten teacher, Elizabeth Northcutt. “I can’t wait to meet them. I can’t wait to meet their families."

8 ways to avoid going into debt while back-to-school shopping

Here are 10 essentials and 10 non-essentials; buy one, avoid the other

  Child immunization schedules & free vaccination dates

According to the CDC, on-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

  Close to 200 new Caddo teachers welcomed with spirit

One at a time, new Caddo Parish School District teachers were celebrated as they walked down a cheerleader-lined sidewalk towards the entrance of University Hall on LSU - Shreveport’s campus to officially kick-off the year.

  DeSoto Parish Schools rolls out new bus tracking app

The app will allow parents to track their child’s buses in real time. If accidents occur or there’s a delay the estimated time of arrival will change as well.

Ark., Okla. sales tax holidays end late tonight

LA residents who live along the state line also might be able to take advantage of the savings

  United Way holds weekend Back-to-School drive

Wednesday is students' first day of classes; teachers report Monday, Tuesday

2019 ArkLaTex back-to-school starting dates, events, school supply lists and giveaways

Bookmark this page for the latest on school supply lists and giveaways

  Anticipation builds for opening of new Benton High School

"We have teachers ready, we have students ready. Teaching and learning will happen Day One.”