Lafayette Parish School Superintendent Donald Aguillard is retiring after four years on the job, effective when his contract expires in May.
Louisiana State Police will be handling the abuse allegations at T.M. Landry Preparatory School, taking over from the Breaux Bridge Police Department.
A news story on campus hunger led to a revelation on the part of University of Louisiana-Lafayette assistant dean Pearson Cross. If students, faculty and staff on other campuses aren’t eating enough, then some at UL-Lafayette are surely going hung…
The Vermilion Parish School Board violated the state’s Open Meeting Law in January when it forcibly removed a teacher from a meeting after she objected to a pay raise for the superintendent, a state district court judge has ruled.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Police at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are investigating two racist messages found on campus this week.
The suspensions of Sigma Chi fraternity and Delta Delta Delta sorority at University of Louisiana at Lafayette may have involved hazing and possible underage drinking, KATC-TV is reporting.
Two additional Lafayette Parish School System officials have been added as defendants to a whistle blower lawsuit claiming the “Schools of Choice” program is rife with illegal discrimination.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette officials are trying to set the record straight: No, students are not being forced to pay $999 for an accounting textbook.
Lafayette native Zachary Henry spent a lot of time in high school doing two things that, at the time, seemed to have nothing in common: engrossing himself in Ken Burns documentaries and producing hip hop tracks on equipment he purchased with savin…
The Lafayette Parish School Board unanimously agreed Wednesday to rename Plantation Elementary to Corporal Michael Middlebrook Elementary School, honoring the Lafayette police officer killed last fall in the line of duty.
The Vermilion Parish School Board has placed Superintendent Jerome Puyau on administrative leave while the school system investigates allegations concerning his "character and competence."
Eleven high school seniors — eight from the New Orleans area, two from Lafayette and one from Shreveport — were named Monday as winners of National Merit college scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 a year.
LSU President F. King Alexander remains the highest-paid president of a public university in Louisiana and collects more than the national average, according to a report released Sunday.
Louisiana's statewide 2017-2018 LEAP test score results show about one in three students achieved the new benchmark -- mastery -- in math, English and science, a similar percentage to last year, according to results released Tuesday morning.
DENHAM SPRINGS — For a lot of high school kids, you couldn't pay them to go to summer school. In Livingston Parish and other parishes, not only can you pay them, you can give them classroom credit and job skills, too.
Joshua Caffery, a published folklorist, poet, and Grammy-nominated musician and producer, is taking the helm as director of the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Lafayette Parish School System administrators Annette Samec and Robin Olivier, who are defendants in a federal civil-rights lawsuit, are on leave, Chief Administrative Officer Joe Craig confirmed on Wednesday.
Sixty-seven graduating seniors from the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas are receiving scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 a year, the third group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
High school seniors from the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas captured 25 of the 30 Louisiana scholarships announced Wednesday, the second group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Four Baton Rouge high school seniors were among nine in Louisiana named in the first group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
A federal lawsuit filed April 14 claims admissions to Lafayette Parish School System magnet programs are rife with illegal discrimination, which the programs were created to alleviate.
A judge will likely need to determine what Lafayette Parish School System owes its former superintendent, whose early contract termination was deemed arbitrary and capricious by a state appellate court.
Mary Washington, a longtime Lafayette Parish educator who also served in various positions with the Louisiana Association of Educators, including as state president, has died.
A little-noticed provision in the federal tax cut bill would provide a tax break for families of private school students, and Louisiana lawmakers are moving to take advantage of the offer.
LSU has the largest applicant pool in its history and the university’s board of supervisors approved three new scholarships to entice those students to enroll for the fall semester.
Lafayette High School freshman Trevion Breaux emerged from the school’s main entrance shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday and plopped himself on top of the sign bearing the school’s name on the front lawn.
The Louisiana Supreme Court sided with charter school backers Tuesday in a lawsuit that had threatened state aid for about 18,000 students.
Last month's school shootings in Parkland, Fla. have triggered an outpouring of safety measures in the Louisiana Legislature, including controversial proposals to let teachers arm themselves.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday he will support legislation that would reduce the value of student test results in teacher evaluations and make it easier for teachers to earn a form of job protection called tenure.
Louisiana's attorney general sued a local school board Thursday over a meeting disrupted by the video-recorded arrest of a teacher being roughly handcuffed on a hallway floor after she criticized the district superintendent's pay raise.
The Louisiana School for the Deaf suffers from low morale among students and staff, is implementing changes without a clear plan and some staff members lack the skills needed to help students, according to a report released Wednesday.
A dispute on whether state officials should have routine access to video recordings in early learning centers is about to heat up again.
A key education group Thursday recommended a $40 million increase in state aid for public schools, the second such endorsement this week.
UPDATE: Evangeline officials arrest 15-year-old boy following multiple threats to parish schools, canceled classes Tuesday
Average public school teacher salaries in Louisiana finally reached the regional average in 2007, a breakthrough that was celebrated by politicians, education groups and others.
A task force studying the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students declined to line up behind any sweeping changes because of a glaring lack of agreement on the panel, lawmakers and others said.
After a five-month study, a legislative task force Wednesday opted against endorsing specific, major changes to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students.
Many of the nation’s best public universities are enrolling disproportionately few African-American and Latino students — and Louisiana State University has one of the largest disparities.
Jim Henderson, the head of the University of Louisiana System, recalls sitting down with higher education leaders a few years ago to try and figure out why the Bossier Parish Community College wasn’t attracting students.
The Vermilion Parish teacher whose shocking arrest at a School Board meeting triggered widespread outrage was still considering on Friday whether to take legal action.
Shoring up the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students financially has wide support on a legislative task force but how to do so remains elusive, the chairman of the panel said Thursday.
After nine freezes in the past 10 years, news that basic state aid for public schools may be frozen yet again is sparking both resignation and worry among Louisiana superintendents.