Top students at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System will have easy access to Southern University, and $1,500 annual scholarships, under an agreement announced Wednesday by Gov. John Bel Edwards and school leaders.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Louisiana is getting $10 million from the federal government to improve preschool programs for children from low-income families, officials announced Wednesday.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Louisiana's long-controversial public school letter grades, like the ones issued last week, are about to undergo changes. The only question is how far the overhaul will go.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Performance scores improved for 85 percent of public schools in Lafayette Parish, pulling up the district's statewide ranking from 27th to 19th, according to the latest state accountability assessments released on Thursday.
Public school students showed gains this year, but a big gap looms in meeting Louisiana's new standard for A-rated schools, according to figures released Thursday morning by the state Department of Education.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The University of New Orleans tossed their students a life preserver on Tuesday when they announced that TOPS recipients would not have to worry about paying for the unfunded portion of their Spring awards.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
While state tax credits are under scrutiny amid budget problems, child care advocates said Tuesday the subsidies have resulted in better care, more qualified teachers and federal dollars.
Monday, November 14, 2016
The cold, hard reality is setting in for TOPS recipients this week. They are receiving letters from colleges and universities reminding them that the popular scholarship program will only cover about 40 percent of their spring tuition.
Gov. John Bel Edwards questioned the value of public school letter grades, criticized how teachers are evaluated and said he has concerns about a newly-approved overhaul in teacher training.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Nicole Aymond, a basketball coach and physical education teacher at Port Barre High School, is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old male student. She is also accused of sexual conduct with another teen, said Police Chief Deo…
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
LSU is still trying to fix the leaks that flood the basement of Middleton Library during routine rainstorms. But it provides top-shelf maintenance to the world-class, $3 million live tiger habitat that it built on campus for the school mascot.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Hundreds of high school students arrived at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus Friday morning for the annual Science Day and discovered the university's programs can open the door to interesting careers ... and it can be fun.
Monday, October 24, 2016
The ceremonial dirt was thrown Monday, so it shouldn’t be long before actual construction begins on a first-ever home facility for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s golf team.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
After a student-driven campaign for socially conscious clothing, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette bookstore has committed to carrying fair-trade apparel.
The process of lining up architects for new schools and other projects approved by Ascension Parish voters in April has been delayed twice in recent weeks by a school board member's bucking the previously agreed-upon selection process as he tries …
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
OPELOUSAS – Patrick Jenkins, a St. Landry Parish native and U.S. Army veteran and educator, was chosen as the school system's new superintendent on Wednesday, narrowly defeating an instructional team leader for the Louisiana Department of Education.
Monday, October 03, 2016
OPELOUSAS – The three remaining candidates vying to become St. Landry Parish’s next school superintendent made their pitches at a public forum Monday for why they would be the best choice.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Three candidates vying to become St. Landry Parish's school superintendent remain in the running after an initial round of interviews this week.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
OPELOUSAS – Former Lafayette Parish School Superintendent Patrick Cooper was eliminated on Thursday from the first round of applicants scheduled to be interviewed Sept. 21 for the superintendent’s position in St. Landry Parish.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
A project to build a multi-million-dollar performing arts facility at Comeaux High School is moving forward after the Lafayette Parish School Board voted Wednesday to allocate initial funds toward its design and to advertise for bids.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
The Lafayette Parish School Board voted Wednesday to maintain its property tax millage rates from last year, which will bring in an estimated $6 million in revenue for the school district because of a rise in the parish's property values.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Repair costs for the flooded Westside Elementary School in Scott will exceed at least $5 million as district contractors continue evaluating and working on rebuilding the facility.
Monday, September 05, 2016
A discovery in the treatment of hearing loss made at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette comes from one of the most unlikely of creatures: the humble sea anemone.
Friday, September 02, 2016
OPELOUSAS – Former Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper is one of 10 people to qualify as a candidate for superintendent in St. Landry Parish, according to list of applicants released Friday.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
OPELOUSAS – A federal judge is dismissing the 47-year-old desegregation lawsuit against the St. Landry Parish school district, Superintendent Edward Brown announced Thursday.
Monday, August 29, 2016
OPELOUSAS – The St. Landry Parish School Board on Monday assured parents of displaced Plaisance Elementary students that the school will reopen as soon as the air quality issues due to flooding are resolved.
Friday, August 26, 2016
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is relaxing deadlines for paying tuition, raising relief funds and taking other steps to help students and staff affected by the recent flooding across south Louisiana that hit just as classes were starting…
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Two teens arrested Tuesday are accused of burglarizing three Lafayette Parish schools over the weekend and causing more than $9,000 in damage.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Five Acadiana school districts have suspended school operations until next week as tens of thousands of students, staff and faculty recover from the unprecedented floods still threatening parts of the region.
A Lafayette Parish grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope on felony counts of perjury and using public funds to influence voters, charges that stem from his refusal to honor a public records request and the civil lawsui…
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Monday, August 08, 2016
Lafayette Parish students who want to earn a high school diploma but may not fit into the traditional school setting, like young parents or self-supporting teens, might soon be able to attend a high school tailored to their needs.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
OPELOUSAS – The St. Landry Parish School board voted 12-1 on Thursday to delay the proposed hiring of five master teachers to help improve the academic standing of three of the district’s lowest-performing schools.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Proposed new attendance zones for the Lafayette Parish School System may shift thousands of students to new schools in fall 2017 under boundaries designed to reduce students' transportation times by keeping them closer to their neighborhoods.
Some Lafayette Parish schools will benefit from a recycling program this year, marking the first step in what could lead to recycling services at all public schools throughout the district.
Monday, August 01, 2016
The public will get a first look Wednesday at the Lafayette Parish school system's newly redrawn school attendance zones, a proposal that could send several thousand students to different schools than the ones they've been attending starting in th…
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
OPELOUSAS — A St. Landry Parish school district official told members of the School Board that they will need to consolidate or close some Opelousas elementary schools because of an anticipated shortfall of up to $3.2 million during the 2016-17 sc…
Saturday, July 23, 2016
A drum and bugle corps competition that’s drawing teams from around the country is about to rattle and pound its way across athletic fields at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Swigging booze from cups and brown-bagged bottles between New Orleans jazz interludes, the children stumbled about onstage, gossiping about Orsino, Viola and Olivia and the folly ensuing from their twisted love triangle.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish School Board agreed Tuesday to pay Edward Brown to work for the district as a consultant if a new superintendent is selected before his contract ends Dec. 31.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
OPELOUSAS — St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Edward Brown said he plans to remain in the position until his contract expires Dec. 31.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Lafayette Parish public school students will still be required to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance after the school board declined Wednesday to align its pledge policy with court decisions that protect student speech.
The 82-year-old Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Lafayette will not reopen in the fall because of low enrollment, low test scores and a lack of financial resources, the Diocese of Lafayette announced Wednesday.