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  • Students Reflect on 9-11 Twelve Years Later

    September 11, 2013 7:18 PM

    The painful memories of 9-11 are still fresh in the minds of many Americans, but some of the youngest in our country are just learning about the terrorist attacks more than a decade ago. For some Acadiana students, 9-11 is just a history lesson. This year's high school seniors... more »
  • Board Ends Block Scheduling, Students Outraged

    May 19, 2011 4:34 AM

    Wednesday night, the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to end block scheduling at high schools in the parish. That scheduling format has been in place in Lafayette high schools since 2004, allowing students to take 4 classes each day, every other day. That allowed them the opportunity to take... more »
  • Two Charter Schools Proposed in Acadiana

    March 10, 2011 7:27 PM

    A proposal for a new charter school is in the works in St. Landry and Lafayette Parish. The charter school in Lafayette, Harvest Prearatory Academy, has been denied twice, but a proposal was resubmitted a few weeks ago. Tiffanie Lewis, Executive Director of Outreach Community Development Corporation, said children deserve... more »
  • 3 Sworn in on UL Board

    January 8, 2011 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two new members have taken their posts on the governing board of the University of Louisiana system, while another has started another term. During the board's Friday meeting in Baton Rouge, Carl Shetler, of Lake Charles, began his new six-year term. He has been on... more »
  • 1st Full-Time Culinary Arts HS Program in NO

    December 26, 2010 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With a strong assist from former Notre Dame basketball coach Digger Phelps, John McDonogh High School is planning to offer New Orleans' first full-time culinary arts program for high school students. Beginning next fall, about 100 sophomores from across the city will enroll in the program,... more »
  • NP Moss will be Converted to Thibodaux Career and Technical College

    November 16, 2010 7:19 PM

    It's official NP Moss Middle School will be the new site for the Thibodaux Career and Technical School. This decision comes after months of school board members looking all over Lafayette for the best location. The technical school has been in the works for 16 years now, finally after... more »
  • Interim Commissioner Of Higher Education

    July 8, 2010 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana could have an interim commissioner of higher education next week and the position should be permanently filled in October, according to a tentative timeline approved Wednesday. The Louisiana Board of Regents also is moving forward with plans to hire a national headhunter firm to... more »

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