A Youngsville 17-year-old with a rare bone disorder and a passion for politics is trying to make the world a better place for people with disabilities.
Lafayette Parish schools saw LEAP score growth this year, both in the combined mastery category and in the individual English language arts, math and social studies categories.
Lafayette Parish schools interim Superintendent Irma Trosclair has appointed Nicholas Jeffers as the director of athletics, physical education and health for the school system.
In two weeks, over 2,000 volunteers will flock to eight Lafayette Parish schools to show the campuses some much-needed summer TLC during the first Love Our Schools service day.
Come fall, students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be able to get up close and personal with campus wildlife when construction on a pier across Cypress Lake is completed.
Love, depression, hope, loss and comedy poured out on the H.L. Griffin Hall auditorium stage at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Thursday as a group of Lafayette high school students and teachers embraced vulnerability during the fifth …
With less than 60 days until the start of the new school year, three Lafayette schools are getting to know their new principals.
The Lafayette Parish School Board approved a one-time stipend last week for teachers in high demand at certain struggling schools in a bid to reduce the high teacher turnover plaguing those schools.
The Lafayette Parish School System announced Friday that Rachel Brown, a current assistant principal, is taking over as principal at Lafayette High School. She’ll be the first woman to lead the parish’s oldest high school.
An application to open a performing arts charter school in Lafayette was unanimously rejected by the Lafayette Parish School Board Wednesday after a recommendation to deny the school’s opening.
Ninety-three graduating seniors in Louisiana, all but a few of them from the southern part of the state, are receiving scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 a year, the third group of winners in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
More than 200 Lafayette Parish high school students are heading back to the classroom Monday, but instead of returning to improve a failing grade, they’re going back for cash and credit.
Lafayette Parish students may have departed for summer vacation last week, but a group of Katharine Drexel Elementary students and teachers gathered on campus Thursday to toss dirt and kick off construction on the school’s new 25,000-square-foot c…
This month, Alana Rainey conquered her goal of becoming Mrs. Louisiana. At the end of the summer, she has her sights set on a new crown: Mrs. America.
School may be out, but a team of Carencro High students has one final assignment: win the fan favorite contest in a national Lenovo app design competition.
The Lafayette Parish School System broke ground on wing additions at three schools this week, the latest in an ongoing push to reduce the number of portable classrooms in the district.
Interim Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Irma Trosclair announced appointments to several key leadership positions Wednesday, two weeks after school board members approved her reorganization of top-level district leadership.
Less than a week after retiring as Lafayette’s school superintendent, Donald Aguillard is pursuing a new venture — the District 9 seat of the Lafayette Parish School Board.
Zachary Wells is in an elite group. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette senior is among just 16 percent of applicants accepted into Columbia Law School’s fall class. The New York City institution is ranked in the nation’s top 5 for law studies.
Two Eunice High School students were arrested Friday after allegedly pouring Krud Kutter into a teacher’s drink and filming the encounter on Snapchat.
Lafayette's First Baptist Christian School celebrated its first graduating class Saturday at First Baptist Church. Established in 1986, the school in downtown Lafayette has grown to more than 300 students representing pre-Kindergarten through 12th…
A 7-year-old child was left sleeping on a Lafayette school bus Wednesday and the responsible bus driver is on leave pending investigation, the school system says.
Being a teacher isn’t always sweet, but with a night of training and locally sourced food, a local partnership is hoping to empower teachers to stay in the profession.
Early College Academy senior Normandie Cormier was accepted into 139 colleges, at last count, and has received almost $9 million in scholarship offers this year, including several national awards and at least 17 full ride offers.
This week’s nasty weather didn’t deter supporters of Lafayette High School choral teacher Holly Grefe from gathering to surprise Grefe as she was awarded a national teaching prize from travel company WorldStrides.
Acadiana schools announced closures for Friday as the threat of severe weather persists and concern grows about potential flood risks.
When the Lafayette Parish School Board granted incoming interim superintendent Irma Trosclair permission to reorganize the leadership team in the 30,500-student district, it endorsed her goal of having more collaboration among various academic dis…
Facing heavy rains and potential parking issues, families are still upset about Lafayette high school graduations being rescheduled to this weekend.
The Lafayette Parish School Board passed a $545.5 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year Wednesday, featuring pay raises for staff and a year without cuts after tax revenues stabilized.
In 1949, Ernest Nabers Jr. boarded a train from Altoona, Pennsylvania, to southeastern Louisiana in a bid to change his future through higher education.
A Lafayette student has been named a National Merit Scholarship winner, chosen out of more than 15,000 finalists nationally to receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Two Acadiana High students were arrested Tuesday morning after a fight broke out when one student boarded her school bus with a knife, officials say.
U.S. News and World Report has ranked Lafayette High School and David Thibodaux STEM Academy as the two best schools in Lafayette Parish.
Woodvale Elementary School broke ground on a new classroom wing Friday, beginning a nearly $5 million construction project that will replace 20 portable classrooms on the Leon Drive campus.
Ava Trail, 9, didn't expect her fourth-grade class at Myrtle Place Elementary to see her original rap that received national recognition.
Irma Trosclair will take over as interim superintendent of Lafayette schools in three weeks, after a 9-0 School Board vote Wednesday tapped her to succeed retiring Superintendent Donald Aguillard.
Lafayette Parish high school students and parents can get assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at a parish-wide FAFSA completion night Wednesday.
Two Lafayette Parish Schools administrators are vying for the position of interim superintendent and will make their case for the role before the school board Wednesday.
The threat of severe weather shuttered state offices across Louisiana on Thursday, and several school districts said they would close, too, rather than face risks from high winds, hail and possibly some strong tornadoes.
Acadiana area schools have announced closures for Thursday as concerns increase about severe weather projected to roll through the area.
An internal investigation into allegations of physical abuse and academic fraud at the T.M. Landry College Prep school was released Friday, with glowing findings.
The Lafayette Parish School Board on Wednesday whittled the candidate pool for interim superintendent down to two finalists.
Several hundred Ascension Episcopal School students gathered in the Sugar Mill Pond campus’ gymnasium Tuesday to celebrate as two seniors committed to premier collegiate performing arts programs.