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Door Open for Transgender Substitute Teachers If Central Schools Contract with Kelly Services

The door could be open for transgender substitute teachers in Central schools if a proposed contract with Kelly Services is approved by the Central School Board.  The school system has had problems attracting substitute teachers this year. Over the objections of Central School Board member Kim Powers, the Central School Board is moving forward with a […]

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Lifelong Democrat Switched Parties Day Before Running for School Board

 Central School Board candidate Carol Burton-Norwood issued a statement on Facebook this week saying that she switched from Democrat to Republican the day before qualifying to run for the school board. She explained that she is a lifelong Democrat who has been in the party for 35 years but since she wanted to run for […]

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New Central School Year

By Woody Jenkins, Editor — CENTRAL — The Central Community School System is back to normal after two years of turmoil and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus and Gov. John Bel Edwards’ orders to close schools and require masks after they reopened. Now Central, one of the top school systems in Louisiana, has reopened with […]

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A Foundation of Freedom for Social Studies Education

By State Supt. of Education Cade Brumley — The American educational system has neglected its duty to provide students with a foundational understanding of social studies for decades. Weak standards for learning were established, primary documents were ignored, and students were allowed to create their own historical truths. As a result, a meager 12 percent […]

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Tyler Blake Scores Big!

Tyler Bake,  a 3rd grade student at McKanstry Preparatory School, scored near perfect on her Iowa Standardized test. 

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Lanier Baptist Church Christian Academy: A Great Christian Education K to 12th Grade

Lanier Baptist Church Academy is now registering for the 2022-2023 School Year with openings for K4-12th grade. LBC Christian Academy uses the ACE Ministry curriculum, a Bible-based K-12 curriculum, consisting of reading programs, core subjects, electives, and student programs.   School literature says, “Your child will be trained with a character-building academic curriculum like no other.” Each […]

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Central High Class of 2022

 The Central High School Class of 2022 received their diplomas and celebrated their achievements during Graduation ceremonies at the River Center in Baton Rouge. It was the 110th graduating class for Central High School. Cayden Marc Walls was honored as Valedictorian and spoke to his fellow seniors and thousands of their family member in attendance.  […]

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Message to Graduates from Across Time

 In May 1913, Pearl Elizabeth Felps walked to the podium as the valedictorian of the first graduating of the new Central High School, located at the corner of Canal (now Hooper) and Sullivan roads. A copy of her speech was discovered in 2009 and given to the Central City News. It is a timeless message […]

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School Board Okays Boys Wearing Earrings at CHS

Should there be differences between boys and girls in the Student Dress Code for Central schools? That was the issue Central school board grappled with at two recent meetings.  Some members of the board are afraid the board will be sued if there are any differences.  So should boys be allowed to wear dresses and […]

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Bill Would Unify City, School District Lines

 Senate Bill 189 by Sen. Bodi White (R-Central) to change the boundaries of the Central Community School System is moving through the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.   It passed the Senate Education Committee and then the full Louisiana Senate by a vote of 32-1.  It is now awaiting a hearing in the House […]

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