Apr 27, 2012 10:09 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state agency charged with taking over poorly performing public schools in Louisiana says five of its schools in Baton Rouge will benefit from a new initiative involving area businesses, colleges and nonprofit organizations.
The Louisiana Recovery School District announced the plans Thursday at Capitol High School in Baton Rouge.
Capitol is part of the initiative along with Istrouma High School, Glen Oaks Middle School, Dalton Elementary School and Lanier Elementary School.
Among those working with the RSD to help turn the schools around are Entergy Corp., LSU, Southern University, Baton Rouge Community College, Capital Area United Way and Living Faith Christian Center.