Lafayette elementary students are getting an extra push to crack open a book and read through a new incentive program supported by the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette.
Spring semester opened this week at South Louisiana Community College with classes in virtual mode, a nod to increased COVID-19 numbers likely exacerbated by relaxed social distancing during the holiday break.
School was scheduled to formally begin at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Wednesday, with most classes offered in either hybrid or remote options.
LAKE CHARLES — SOWELA Community and Technical College here has weathered two hurricanes and nine months of pandemic, suffered a precipitous drop in enrollment and lost some faculty members.
A strategic partnership involving One Acadiana and the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center will use strengths of both organizations to advance their shared or complementary missions.
On Thursday, French teacher Djibril Coulibaly, 50, walked quietly out of the Pine Prairie Correctional Center and into an SUV driven by his cousin, Bissy Coumare.
The return from Christmas break began with frustration for some Lafayette Parish School System families after nearly a dozen bus drivers were absent, leaving bus routes unmanned and parents in the dark after a communication glitch left some famili…
James Carter’s tenure as chairperson of the University of Louisiana System will begin Thursday with a pledge to stay the course — for now.
The new year is bringing more than a calendar change at the Lafayette Online Academy, where Scott Middle School Principal Venus Soileau has taken over as the program’s virtual learning administrator.
Mark Romero wanted his two-year term as the University of Louisiana System board chairman to be memorable. Mission accomplished.
University of Louisiana System President and CEO Jim Henderson has led that nine-institution system, which enrolls about 90,000 students annually, through the challenges of a pandemic and, in the fall semester, through destructive coastal hurrican…
LAKE CHARLES — The sounds of progress on McNeese State University’s campus come these days from trades people and heavy equipment. If you hear the persistent hum of motors and clatter of construction around the core of campus, that’s a good thing.
While most students are focused on essays and class projects, this fall David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy senior Cameron Theyard stepped out of the classroom to work on a different kind of school project: a professional video for the Lafayette P…
Students, parents and loved ones are remembering Michelle Suire after the S.J. Montgomery Elementary teacher died from complications of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. She was 53.
Lafayette Parish Schools will continue contact tracing calls throughout the winter break, except for two-day breaks from Dec. 24-Dec. 25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1, a spokesperson said Tuesday. Helping those efforts will be a new online tool for students …
Lafayette Parish School System administrators visited schools this week to formally announce the 2020-21 Principal of the Year for elementary, middle, and high schools.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor Karl Hasenstein is growing radishes. But instead of sprouting in his backyard, the root vegetables are developing roughly 240 miles from Earth’s surface on the International Space Station.
Upsides connected to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s accreditation approval this month are twofold: The mandatory review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission enables students to receive federal financial aid fo…
The Lafayette Parish School System will end the fall semester by testing out full virtual learning in all district schools on Dec. 21 and 22.
Lafayette Public Schools instructed school-based contact tracers to stop work for four days over Thanksgiving without informing parents, some of whom received notifications the following week that their children had been exposed to the coronavirus…
Vincent June got word of his elevation to permanent chancellor at South Louisiana Community College by way of a Zoom call. That was so 2020 — but a personal triumph, nonetheless.
A UL student credits hard work, but also the generosity of a high-profile stranger, for getting him across the graduation stage, KATC reports.
Lafayette Parish was tied for the third-most new student COVID-19 cases in the state this past week after nearing 100 weekly cases.
Vincent June has been named chancellor of South Louisiana Community College, following a Wednesday vote by the Louisiana Community & Technical College System’s board of supervisors.
The board of supervisors for the state’s two-year college system is expected to name a permanent chancellor for South Louisiana Community & Technical System on Wednesday from among four finalists who interviewed in November. The four include V…
The Lafayette Parish School System is trying to assuage community concerns after Lafayette’s NAACP chapter claimed a district high school was lax on novel coronavirus protocols to benefit its football team.
David Allen, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s top graduate school graduate, said he’ll collect his diploma with some sense of relief Wednesday.
The Lafayette Parish School Board unanimously approved a new district discipline policy tailored to the virtual learning environment Wednesday after prompting from state legislators following a discipline incident involving a 9-year-old student an…
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking new means to build a permanent home for the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center on campus, this time through help from state lawmakers.
Nathan Roberts said his driving goal for teaching prospective teachers in the autumn semester was simply to get them to the next level. On the surface, that may not sound lofty but it surely wasn’t easy.
Thanksgiving 2020 found most University of Louisiana campuses, including UL Lafayette, have completed their fall academic schedules, with classes resuming for the spring semester in January.
Wednesday marked the day to strike the tent for National Guard soldiers who’ve staffed the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s COVID-19 testing site for the fall semester.
Middle and high school students in Lafayette Parish’s public schools will transition back to a hybrid in-person and virtual learning schedule after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Lafayette City Council member Nanette Cook is pushing to expand Lafayette’s outdoor exercise offerings with a new fitness court at Lafayette Middle School, a partnership between Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Lafayette Parish School Sys…
The Society of Professional Journalists has named Eastern Kentucky University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette as this year’s recipients of the Campus Program of the Year Award.
Novel coronavirus case numbers in Acadiana schools are rising in accordance with a spike in cases in communities around the state, illustrating officials’ warnings that what happens in communities will be mirrored in schools.
Four candidates for the permanent role of South Louisiana Community College chancellor made their pitches for the chancellor’s job Tuesday in Zoom conference call forums with audiences that included the Acadiana community, students, faculty and staff.
David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy is canceling in-person instruction after a large number of students were placed in quarantine after contact with COVID-19 positive individuals. David Thibodaux STEM is the latest Acadiana school to make the shif…
Southside High School will close for two weeks beginning Monday because a significant portion of the student body has come in close contact with individuals who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
A sister company of Charter Schools USA is beginning construction on a 12,000-square-foot early learning center in Youngsville, a new project that will be down the road from the existing Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy.
Several schools in Acadiana are shifting to all-virtual classes or canceling sporting events in response to an increase in novel coronavirus cases on school campuses, and school leaders are pleading with their communities to be cautious and help s…
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette this week urged student organizations to hold virtual meetings and activities through Monday, as the campus moves toward “dead week” and then finals.
The Lafayette Parish School Board approved allocating roughly $5.9 million toward a future rebuild of Northside High School on Wednesday, the first step in a potential overhaul of the 60-year-old high school campus.
South Louisiana Community College is another step closer to finding a permanent leader, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System said this week.
Disadvantaged families in need of internet have a few extra weeks to apply for a new free in-home internet assistance program launched as a partnership between the Lafayette Parish School System and Love Our Schools partners.
With their annual Student Art Expo in the spring thwarted by COVID-19, the Acadiana Center for the Arts is making space in their fall schedule for a special exhibition highlighting work from Lafayette Parish public school students.
Battered by two hurricanes in six weeks, McNeese State University in Lake Charles has totaled its damage at about $200 million, yet vowed to reopen the 7,000-student campus by spring.
Lafayette Parish School System on Wednesday announced it would begin transitioning to Phase 3 of its Learn Lafayette Plan, which includes daily in-person classes for all grades.