Kindergarten could become mandatory in Louisiana under proposed bill; here’s what’s next

While many people assume it is already required, Senate Education Committee Chairman Cleo Fields, D-Baton Rouge, has filed legislation that would make kindergarten mandatory in Louisiana. The proposal, Senate Bill 10, will be debated during the 2021 regular legislative session, which begins April 12. State law requires school districts to offer kindergarten but attendance is… Keep Reading

“I would never take back my journey with cancer for anything”: Baton Rouge native to be first cancer survivor in space

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Baton Rouge native Hayley Arceneaux will make history when she becomes the first cancer survivor and first Cajun in space. St. Jude Children’s Hospital announced Arceneaux was chosen to visit space with billionaire, Jacob Issaacman who’s using his purchased spaceflight as a charitable fundraiser. “I feel like the luckiest girl in the… Keep Reading

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Baton Rouge native Devin Ducote joins UCF football staff

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Devin Ducote, a Baton Rouge native who worked on the staff of Gus Malzahn at Auburn, is joining him at UCF to serve as director of recruiting and player personnel. He was the defensive coordinator at West Feliciana this past season. Head coach Hudson Fuller said Ducote did an incredible… Keep Reading

Baton Rouge native Hayley Arceneaux to be first American civilian woman, and likely the first Cajun, in space

Since her childhood cancer diagnosis, Baton Rouge native Hayley Arceneaux has been a spokesperson for how St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital saved her life and countless others. Now, she’ll take her story to the ultimate platform — outer space. Arceneaux has been chosen to be part of the first all-civilian space flight, named Inspiration4. On the… Keep Reading

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