Two Republican women are vying to represent District 7 on the new Lafayette Parish School Board.
Last week, the Lafayette Parish School Board approved a $600,000 funding increase for the wing addition projects at neighboring Acadian Middle and Evangeline Elementary schools to resolve issues discovered during construction.
Interim Superintendent Irma Trosclair has appointed Tracy Hypolite as the new transformation school officer. Hypolite earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a master’s degree from Nicholls State University, and a…
Several Lafayette leadership and education organizations are hosting a film screening Tuesday to better educate the public about the impact of childhood trauma and adversity on future health and success.
Student capacity and shifting student populations at Southside High and Comeaux High were the hot topic at Wednesday’s Lafayette Parish School Board meeting, but no changes, if any, will be made until the board has a better understanding of distri…
Students across the Acadian area are semifinalists for National Merit Scholarship, part of 16,000 semiﬁnalists nationwide for the 65th annual scholarship competition.
Having fun with your library card just became easier because now the Lafayette Public Library can come to you with its “Go Go Biblio” bookmobile.
Louisiana native Zachary Richard, a singer, songwriter, poet and long-time activist fighting to preserve the Acadian culture, was named an officer in the French Academic Palms during a ceremony Monday in Lafayette.
Coteau Elementary kindergarten teacher Tasha Jolivette-Jones spends half her day playing, and she wants other teachers to do the same.
Election day is less than 40 days away and four candidates are running for the Lafayette Parish School Board District 2 seat come Oct. 12.
Students are always told to “see something, say something” when it comes to criminal activity and suspicious behavior, and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office wants students, teachers and parents to put that philosophy into practice with a schoo…
At 40 years old, licensed practical nurse and grandmother Nikobianne Williams went back to school at South Louisiana Community College in 2017 to fulfill her dream and become a registered nurse.
MONROE, La. (AP) — All K-12 teachers in Louisiana will have access to an app allowing them to press a panic button that immediately calls 911 and notifies first responders and school staff in the case of an emergency.
The University of Louisiana System has launched a new program with the goal of getting Louisianians back to school and finishing their bachelor's degree.
About half of Lafayette students made satisfactory progress toward subject mastery in English and math from the 2018 to 2019 school year, Louisiana Department of Education data released Tuesday showed.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's College of Education and its School of Architecture and Design are conducting an international competition for architects, students and educators to work together on design concepts for a proposed laborat…
The Ascension Parish school district had planned to buy five new diesel school buses over the next year at a cost of $500,000 to replace buses beyond repair. But, thanks to an unusual funding source, they'll now be getting twice that number of new…
In between a game of bourée and poker on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, Gail Perioux sung out to her friends around the table: "Who let the dogs out?"
Nearly 100 family members, local and state elected officials, teachers and community members gathered in the auditorium at the Dr. Raphael A. Baranco Elementary School Thursday to honor the school’s namesake and advance his life’s mission of quali…
Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s death on Aug. 18 came as the academic research center intended to honor her legacy is beginning to take off.
Six South Louisiana Community College students marched in front of proud family and friends for graduation Wednesday, but instead of walking across a stage at the Cajundome, they were at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Transitional Housing F…
A strong school leadership team is crucial to shaping campus culture and supporting teachers.
A woman was arrested on a count of terrorizing Tuesday after making threats against students at Dr. Raphael A. Baranco Elementary, prompting the cancellation of school.
Orientation activities were placed on hold and some incoming LSU freshmen found themselves barricaded inside classrooms Tuesday while authorities spent hours investigating reports of an armed intruder on LSU's campus before ultimately issuing the …
The Lafayette Parish School System is in talks to purchase a now-shuttered RV dealership on Northeast Evangeline Thruway for $1.8 million to house its maintenance team and growing bus fleet.
Though Acadiana and much of the South has been under a heat advisory in recent days, something else was sweeping Lafayette Thursday: excitement.
The Lafayette Parish School Board backed a resolution Wednesday to recognize and combat bullying against LGBTQ students, just two months after heated and occasionally nasty debate accompanied an LGBTQ Pride month resolution at a Lafayette city-par…
The first day of school for Lafayette public school students is Thursday, and although it’s easy to think there’s a long time between now and the end of the year, those days will go by quickly.
Students return to Lafayette public schools Thursday and a new school year brings a familiar routine but can also mean changes for students, faculty and parents.
Remnants of Vermilion Parish's once-robust cattle industry can still be found in an overgrown, wooded area along the bayou in Abbeville.
Elections qualifying ended Thursday afternoon, and more than a dozen candidates are eyeing positions on the Lafayette Parish School Board come Oct. 12.
Road repairs are starting on West Congress Street near three Lafayette schools, just in time for the start of classes Aug. 15.
It's every parent's and educator's nightmare: a student is dropped off at the bus stop but the bus never comes, and the child is standing there alone because the parents weren't notified.
Lafayette back-to-school orientations are back on track after a system-wide shut down of the school district’s phone and internet services forced cancellations this week.
The Lafayette Parish School System cut off phone and internet services at its central office and all school sites Tuesday to implement prevention measures after a series of cybersecurity attacks targeted school systems around the state.
Lafayette students will need to pay closer attention to homework this upcoming school year after the Lafayette Parish School Board approved a change returning homework to the grading formula for sixth through 12th grade students.
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.
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.