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  • Student kills teacher, guard in Moscow school

    February 3, 2014 6:26 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) - An armed teenager burst into his Moscow school on Monday and killed a teacher and policeman before being taken into custody, investigators said. None of the children who were in School No. 263 were hurt, said Karina Sabitova, a police spokeswoman at the scene. The student also... more »
  • Lafayette's teacher exodus is slowing

    January 13, 2014 10:04 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The rate at which teachers are leaving the Lafayette Parish School System is showing signs of slowing, but Superintendent Pat Cooper still isn't happy with the trend. Since the beginning of this school year, approximately 130 teachers have left the Lafayette Parish School System. District records... more »
  • Teacher accused of sexual misconduct with student

    January 13, 2014 9:48 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - A teacher at Pineville High School has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a student. The Town Talk reports 27-year-old Robert Stone was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on Friday on three counts of prohibited sexual conduct between educator and student. The Pineville... more »
  • "Spirit of Acadiana" LEF Teacher Nominations Play Video

    October 3, 2013 7:46 AM

    It's that time of year again, time for to make a choice and promote your favorite candidate.This is an opportunity to promote the unsung heroes of Acadiana. The persons who have possibly molded and shaped our children. Nominations are underway for the LEF Teacher Awards. In today's "Spirit of Acadiana"... more »
  • Alleged Case of Abuse at Branch Elementary Play Video

    September 26, 2013 7:12 PM

    An Acadia Parish mother wants answers after she says her son came home from school with bruises and scratches. Eight year old Dylan Milliman is autistic and refused to get on the bus at Branch Elementary nearly two weeks ago. His family says three faculty members forced him on... more »
  • Alleged Sexting Scandal and Affair Involves Eunice Teacher, Principal

    December 27, 2012 7:20 PM

    A former Eunice High School teacher is charged with sexting a student. Sexually explicit pictures of Jacqueline "Jackie" Fruge have been circulating around the school and on the internet. Police said the pictures were taken while she was a teacher and sent to a male student. When another student showed... more »
  • Teacher charged with having sex with student

    December 21, 2012 9:45 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a 27-year-old Tioga High School teacher has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student at the school. The Town Talk reports Heather Michelle Cooksey, of Pineville, was booked Wednesday into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on two counts... more »
  • Appeal court: Teacher furlough day illegal

    November 16, 2012 4:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Public School System illegally cut pay by imposing an unpaid day of leave for every teacher during the last school year, a state appeal court has ruled. The Jefferson Federation of Teachers sued the school board after it voted in July 2011 for... more »
  • Former teacher arrested for theft from school

    October 12, 2012 8:55 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A former teacher at North Caddo High School has been arrested for allegedly stealing $9,000 in materials from the school. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 42-year-old Rodney Doyle, of Dubberly, was booked Thursday into the Caddo Correctional Center on charges of felony theft. Detective Charles... more »
  • St. John teacher union OKs contract

    June 22, 2012 6:24 AM

    EDGARD, La. (AP) - The St. John Association of Educators has signed off on a one-year contract approved last week by the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board. The Times-Picayune reports that the union gave its approval this week to the agreement, which is virtually identical to the current... more »
  • Charter schools hold teacher job fair

    April 11, 2012 6:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A group of charter schools in New Orleans is hoping to draw interest from certified teachers at a job fair set for late April. The Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools holds its annual Certified Teacher Fair on Saturday, April 28, at Xavier University. Other organizations supporting... more »
  • State tweaking teacher evaluation plans

    April 11, 2012 6:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's education chief says a teacher evaluation system that will eventually be used statewide will undergo a few changes as a result of a pilot program. John White outlined the plans during a telephone news conference Tuesday. The program, often called a "value added" system, will... more »
  • Teacher Tenure Bill Passes, On Its Way To Governor's Office

    April 5, 2012 8:19 PM

    Both the Louisiana State House and Senate passed the teacher tenure bill and the next stop is the governor's office. After weeks of teacher protests and debate by lawmakers, one part of Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform has passed and it's expected to be signed into law almost immediately.... more »
  • School panel votes to renew teacher cuts

    April 4, 2012 10:39 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish School Board Finance Committee has voted to renew for the 2012-13 fiscal year cuts to teacher benefits set to expire June 30. Tuesday's vote means that school system administrators can include the cuts in projections for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which begins July... more »
  • Senate's again debated voucher, teacher tenure

    March 29, 2012 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - It's a Senate committee's turn to deal with two House-passed education bills. One creates a statewide school voucher program; another makes broad changes to job protections for Louisiana public school teachers. Passed by the House after close to 16 hours of debate, the bills are... more »
  • Teacher fired after claims 3rd-graders had sex

    March 22, 2012 10:46 AM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Officials say a Tallulah Elementary School teacher has been fired after she was in the classroom while two third-graders allegedly had oral sex under a table. Madison Parish School Superintendent Lisa Wilmore tells The News-Star last week's incident was investigated by the school's principal. Wilmore concurred... more »
  • Jindal's teacher tenure revamp approved

    March 15, 2012 5:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's bid to make it tougher for teachers to get the job protection known as tenure and to do away with a statewide salary schedule for teachers has gotten approval from the House Education Committee. After a marathon hearing Wednesday, the panel voted... more »
  • Jindal's teacher tenure revamp approved

    March 15, 2012 5:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's bid to make it tougher for teachers to get the job protection known as tenure and to do away with a statewide salary schedule for teachers has gotten approval from the House Education Committee. After a marathon hearing Wednesday, the panel voted... more »
  • School Board Holds Hearing for NHS Teacher Accused of Simple Battery

    February 16, 2012 12:18 AM

    A Lafayette Parish School teacher, accused of simple battery, went before the School Board Wednesday night in a hearing. The teacher is Northside High School Coach Tawana Williams. In May of 2011, a student accused Williams of intentionally and forcefully bumping into her while walking on campus. The School Board... more »
  • LEF's 14th annual Teacher Awards

    January 16, 2012 9:29 AM

    Lafayette Education Foundation presents the 14th annual Teacher Awards!! It will be held at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on January 26, 2012. The event starts at 7:30pm, but students, family and fans should arrive around 7 to welcome all the nominees!! For more information please visit: www.lefoundation.org or... more »
  • Complaint on LHS Teacher Investigated

    November 16, 2011 12:57 PM

    Lafayette Police are investigating a complaint against a teacher at Lafayette High School. Police say there was a claim of "inappropriate behavior" with a juvenile female student at the school. The complaint was made Monday. No word on what, if any, charges could be pursued. The School Board says the... more »
  • Teachers Honored at Oscar-Style Ceremony

    January 27, 2011 11:42 PM

    Teachers stepped out of the classroom and onto the red carpet Thursday night for the 13th annual Lafayette Education Foundation Teacher Awards. The Oscar-style ceremony took place at the Heymann Performing Arts Center to honor and recognize the teachers in Lafayette Parish. "It's really neat to be made over... more »
  • Teacher Awards

    January 19, 2011 7:16 AM

    Event Place: Heymann performing Arts Center Event Date: January 27, 2011 Event Time: 7:30-9:30PM Event Phone Number: 234-3223 Event Website: www.lefoundation.org Event Information: LEF Teacher Awards is a special awards event complete with limousines and red carpet. The Academy Awards style event was designed to... more »
  • Former Opelousas Council Member/Teacher Sentenced for Child Porn

    December 1, 2010 7:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - After receiving a 14-year prison sentence on a child pornography charge, Larry Caillier II told a federal judge that he was innocent and that his attorneys had persuaded him to accept a plea deal. Caillier, a former Opelousas High School teacher, was accused of receiving a... more »
  • Teacher Arrested for Sending Sexually Oriented Text to Student

    November 30, 2010 12:32 PM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A 62-year-old DeSoto Parish teacher has been arrested for sending sexually oriented text messages to one of his 17-year-old students. Authorities say Ralph Hines is chared with computer-aided solicitation of a minor and stalking. No word on whether Hines has a lawyer.
  • Lafayette Education Foundation Teacher Awards 2011

    October 26, 2010 9:48 AM

    Lafayette Education Foundation Teacher Awards 2011 will be at the Heymann and Performing Arts Center on January 27, 2011 from 7:30PM-9:30PM. LEF Teacher Awards is a special awards event complete with limousines and red carpet. The Academy Awards style event was designed to honor Lafayette Parish School teachers for... more »
  • Teacher Merit Pay

    September 23, 2010 3:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department is giving school districts and nonprofit organizations from across the country $442 million to create merit pay programs for teachers and principals. The Teacher Incentive Fund is aimed at attracting and rewarding quality educators and encouraging them to work in the country's highest need... more »
  • First-Year Teachers Get Ready

    August 6, 2010 4:27 PM

    First-time teachers say they can never be too ready-- which is why the Lafayette Parish School System holds the "TIPS" program-- Teacher Induction Program for Success. For the past decade, veteran teachers have helped the rookies prepare. "I want to be the person who is able to lay... more »
  • Julia Williams: Louisiana's Teacher of the Year 2011

    July 26, 2010 4:14 PM

    Julia Williams, a math teacher at Lafayette High School, has been named Louisiana's Teacher of the Year 2011. In January, Williams will take over from Louisiana Teacher of the Year 2010, Holly Boffy of Paul Breaux Middle School. This is first time in a decade, and only the third time... more »
  • Cuts Looming For Vermilion Parish Schools

    July 13, 2010 7:18 PM

    Gueydan families are fired up about the fate of the community's only high school. "This is the heart of our community," said parent Jodie Mayer. It's among two schools potentially on the chopping block as school leaders search for an extra $1.6 million to cover a state mandated increase in... more »
  • Doctor: Accused Teacher Mentally Ill

    July 8, 2010 9:10 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A psychiatrist has testified that Allison Hargrave, a former private-school counselor accused of a federal sex crime, is mentally ill and in need of treatment. Hargrave is accused of using e-mail to entice a 14-year-old girl at Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette to engage in sexual... more »
  • Former Teacher's Trial Delayed

    June 2, 2010 7:41 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The trial of a former Acadiana High School teacher accused of filming teenagers having sex in his Lafayette apartment has been delayed. Stephen McKay Hurst was scheduled to stand trial June 21 on six federal charges, including production of child pornography, possession of child pornography and... more »
  • Class Size May Increase in Lafayette Parish

    May 25, 2010 7:18 PM

    Tuesday, Woodvale Elementary third graders in Cindy Dupre's class got in one last writing assignment before summer break. They wrote about what the next student in their chair can expect. At the same time, their teacher Cindy Dupre realizes she'll have a few more of those seats filled next year.... more »
  • Elementary Teacher Arrested on Drug Charges

    May 25, 2010 9:24 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Fairview Elementary School teacher resigned and was arrested after bringing illegal prescription drugs to school. The American Press reports 38-year-old Kelly McMichael Fontenot of Ragley was booked with two counts of possession of a Schedule IV drug, one count of possession of... more »
  • Teacher Charged With Sex Scandal Update

    April 22, 2010 11:42 AM

    An English teacher from Acadiana High School that was charged with federal sex charges is no longer an employee of the Lafayette Parish School System. The school board accepted Stephen McKay Hurst's resignation without discussion at its Wednesday meeting . Hurst,37, is facing federal charges for allegedly videotaping students... more »
  • Update: Former Teacher Won't Be On Agenda

    April 6, 2010 5:33 PM

    UPDATE: The HR recommendation regarding Stephen Hurst will not be added to the agenda tomorrow. The HR department has not completed their investigation/recommendation at this time. As soon as it is completed, it will be placed on the agenda. --------------------------------------------- The Lafayette Parish School... more »
  • Update: Acadiana High Teacher Tries to Resign

    April 6, 2010 10:07 AM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board must approve the resignation of an arrested Acadiana High teacher. Stephen Hurst is accused of inviting students to his apartment and videotaping them having sex. Hurst is on leave with pay, but he turned in his letter of resignation last week. However, the board... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Teachers of the Year

    April 1, 2010 2:10 PM

    Outstanding teachers in are recognized each year for their hard work by receiving the Lafayette Parish "Teacher of the Year" awards. School Board members surprised three teachers with awards Thursday morning. The winner are: Julia Williams from Lafayette High School Debbie Reed from Broussard Middle School... more »
  • Teacher/Former Councilman Arrested for Child Porn

    February 26, 2010 6:26 PM

    Former Opelousas City Council member Larry Caillier Junior is under arrest tonight. Caillier was picked up by federal authorities Friday morning at his Opelousas home and was in court before a federal judge the same afternoon Caillier has been charged with 3 counts of child pornography. The... more »
  • Pastorek: Stipend cuts OK

    February 24, 2010 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek has reversed course on the merits of a national certification program that adds at least $5,000 a year to teachers' paychecks. Pastorek touted the achievement last year as vital to creating a world-class education system. He said Tuesday that... more »
  • AcA Awards Acadiana Teachers

    January 21, 2010 11:31 AM

    The AcA's Arts In Education Program is excited to announce the 2009/2010 Round I Arts Grants For Teachers recipients. Through funding provided by the Lafayette Parish School System the AcA was able to administer $7,878 in grant funds that will affect more than 553 students in the Lafayette Parish public... more »
  • St. Mary Student Arrested For Assault

    December 11, 2009 6:50 PM

    A 14-year-old alternative school student is under arrest for allegedly hitting his teacher in Verdunville. Deputies say he was arrested, processed and released to a guardian pending juvenile court proceedings.
  • Controversial Christmas Signs Posted By LHS Teacher

    December 4, 2009 7:19 PM

    THE RANT : A Lafayette High School teacher could face disciplinary action after a sign he posted in his classroom offended students and fellow employees. What do you think? Should the teacher be disciplined by the school board? Would you be offended if you read this sign. Email hoyt.harris@katctv.com... more »
  • Teachers Nominated for LEF Awards:

    December 2, 2009 12:05 PM

    It started out as an average school day Tuesday, but some Lafayette teachers got a pleasant surprise. The Lafayette Education Foundation sent volunteers to tell teachers they have been nominated for the 2010 Teacher Awards. Volunteers from business sponsors worked as the "pin patrol", pinning ribbons on the teachers... more »
  • Coastal Erosion Pt. 2

    November 25, 2009 11:25 AM

    Since 2000 the LSU Coastal Roots program has educated over 3500 students on why and how our coastal ecosystems need to be protected. Students from Lafayette Middle Environmental Science academy took the first of two trips to collect a special seed. The Mangrove, or Propugoles, seeds are brought back to... more »
  • Franklin Student Arrested For Battery Involving Teacher

    November 19, 2009 5:00 PM

    In Franklin, a 14-year-old is under arrest accused of battery on a teacher. The suspect, who cannot be named because of his age, was arrested at the alternative school. Officials say the student refused to obey rules and elbowed the teacher. The juvenile is now awaiting possible court action.
  • Iberia school staff to see supplemental pay cut

    November 5, 2009 8:05 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Employees of Iberia Parish schools will have to endure a slight cut in this year's supplemental pay and deferred payment. Director of Business Carl LeBlanc says a poor return on sales taxes has forced a $200 cut in certified teachers' deferred payment, and $133 for... more »
  • Lafayette Board fires teacher

    October 22, 2009 10:13 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An eighth-grade history teacher who allegedly discussed and distributed inappropriate information to students and sued the Lafayette Parish School Board in an attempt to bar it from using evidence of the allegations has been terminated. The termination of Lafayette Middle School teacher Christopher Jude Fero was... more »
  • Lafayette board sets vote on teacher's termination

    October 20, 2009 8:10 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board is expected to decide Wednesday whether to uphold the termination of a middle school teacher for alleged misconduct. Jude Fero, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Lafayette Middle School, was recommended for termination in May. The recommendation by Director of Schools... more »
  • Services to be held for UL Professor Bradley Pollock

    October 6, 2009 8:14 AM

    The UL Lafayette community is mourning the loss of a long-time professor. Bradley Pollock died Thursday at the age of 54. Professor Pollock taught African American studies at UL for more than 20 years. He was instrumental in establishing the African American program and its curriculum. Funeral services will be... more »
  • LEF Teacher Awards/Nominations

    September 26, 2009 10:46 PM

    LEF Awards/Nominations Deadline to enter: October 30, 2009 234-3229 www.lefoundation.org If you know a teacher who has "gone above and beyond" their duties as an educator, consider nominating them for the upcoming LEF Awards. Students and parents are encouraged to nominate any active teacher in Lafayette... more »

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