Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards sent a letter to lawmakers Tuesday, March 17 asking the Department of Education to waive many testing and attendance requirements for students for the remainder of the school year due to classes being canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Just nine weeks ago Sam Houston High School launched it’s Bring Your Own Device program at school, allowing cell phones on campus and in the classrooms after the Calcasieu Parish School Board approved it in their July meeting.
Across Calcasieu Parish schools, approximately 500 students have a food-related allergy. Of those, about 215 students are severely allergic to nuts. Administrators and educators with Calcasieu Parish go above and beyond to make sure students stay healthy and safe at school.
The Louisiana Department of Education announced six additional pilot programs for several schools and school systems across the state to help strengthen the state’s overall education system; three were announced for school systems in SWLA.
The beginning of the school year is just around the corner; and this year, both Lake Charles Charter Academy and the Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy are offering a hefty raise for certified teachers. Those certified teachers will bring home a $5,000 raise.
McNeese State University recently became one of the first universities in the nation to offer its students and faculty Google Glass, a type of wearable technology that works similar to a computer developed by Google, as a new research tool.
New exhibitions will open at the Hilliard University Art Museum this week. They will include works from the permanent collection as well as works by regional artists. The exhibitions will open with a reception for the public on Friday, Jan. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm.
The McNeese State University Admissions and Recruiting Office will sponsor its Fall Preview Day for high school, transfer and graduate school students and their families from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.
Dr. Mark Wygoda, Professor of Zoology at McNeese State University, will speak at the Libraries Southwest Annual Author Dinner and Carlberg Award presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21 at Pat's of Henderson Restaurant in Lake Charles.
A lawsuit was filed Monday by 17 members of the Louisiana Legislature to immediately stop implementation of Common Core in Louisiana. With school starting in just three weeks, both supporters and opponents of Common Core hope the issue is resolved quickly.