Education

  Tense public hearing at Jeff Davis Building and Grounds Committee meeting over name for new Jennings elementary school

The only item on the agenda was deciding what name for the new elementary school in Jennings to send to the full School Board for a final vote

How to protect kids from kidnappers, predators, sex traffickers

  SPECIAL REPORT: CPSB managing food allergies on a school-by-school basis

Park Vista principal, teacher placed on administrative leave

CPSB R3 Zone Director recaps first year, lays out plan for this school year

  Three pilot programs coming to Calcasieu, Jeff Davis Parish School Systems

BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Share your first day of school photos here

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Diocesan students head back to school

BACK-TO-SCHOOL: School lunch menus across SWLA

BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Driving safety tips from Louisiana State Police

  BACK-TO-SCHOOL: SWLA Kids reflect on their summers

  BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Oakdale Elementary students return to new school after 2017 fire

  BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Jeff Davis elementary students return as district prepares to break ground on new school

Scams to look out for if you’re a first-time college student

While many students are planning out their college careers, so are scammers.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Parish start dates and school supply lists

All back to school dates for students parish by parish.

  Book drive re-stocks Oakdale Elementary School after 2017 fire

An electrical fire burned down a large portion of Oakdale Elementary School in May of 2017, including the library.

  Certified teachers at some Lake Area charter schools to receive $5,000 raise

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.

  DeWanna’s Closet asking for water donations for kids on buses

  Louisiana School Boards taking precautions after cyberattack

Louisiana teachers will get pay raise after bill wins final passage

ArkLaTex sophomore earns a perfect 36 on ACT college admissions test

McNeese offering Google Glass as new research tool for students

McNeese president responds to legislative session wrap-up

McNeese faculty receive Pinnacle Excellence Awards

Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., the parent company of L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles, recognized six McNeese faculty members at a ceremony on Tuesday at the university's alumni center.

Barbe High School - Ha'naiah Elisabeth Morris

Barbe High School - Graham Ryder

McNeese announces spring 2015 SAGE lecture series

McNeese State University has announced the following sessions for the spring 2015 SAGE Lecture Series.

McNeese to offer financial aid workshops

McNeese State financial aid staff members will visit area high schools in February and March to explain financial aid application procedures to students.

Students create roller coasters as part of STEM studies

Middle school students in Calcasieu Parish met on Friday to show off roller coasters they made as part of their STEM studies.

New student union opens at UL Lafayette

Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette reported back to campus on Monday for the start of the spring semester.

Hilliard University Art Museum offers new spring exhibits

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.

UL Lafayette named one of best online colleges

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been named one of the best online colleges, according to a recent ranking by Afforable Colleges Online .

Baccalaureate Mass set for fall 2014 grads at UL Lafayette

Our Lady of Wisdom Church will host a Baccalaureate Mass at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in the church on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus.

Chemistry professor at McNeese named National ACM Fellow

Dr. Ron W. Darbeau , professor and head of the McNeese State University Department of Chemistry and Physics, has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of American Chemical Society Fellows.

Tech companies to hold job fair at UL Lafayette

Three information technology companies with plans to funnel about 1,000 new jobs into the local economy will hold a recruitment and networking fair at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

McNeese: Deadline Jan. 5 to register for spring session

Registration for McNeese State University's spring 2015 semester is currently underway through Jan. 12. Spring classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Scholarship deadline fast approaching at McNeese

Dec. 1 is the priority deadline for fall 2015 academic scholarship applications at McNeese State University.

McNeese to host Fall Preview Day

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.

UL Lafayette professor studying evolution of electric organs in fish

At least one local professor is involved in some "shocking" research.

La. Dept. of Education: School report cards reflect steady gains

The Louisiana Department of Education held a news conference Tuesday morning to take a look at how this year's school, district and state report cards compared to last year's.

McNeese professor to speak at Annual Author Dinner

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.

'Louisiana Believes' education tour comes to Calcasieu Parish

The "Louisiana Believes" tour by the Louisiana Department of Education came to the Lake Area on Tuesday.

Northwestern designated as 'military friendly' school

For the fifth time, Northwestern State University has been designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School.

UL Lafayette professor leading underwater expedition in Cape Cod

Dr. Scott France, an associate professor of biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is leading part of an underwater expedition off the coast of Cape Cod.

McNeese to host poetry reading by John Poch

McNeese State University will host a poetry reading by John Poch at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

SOWELA to host career fair

SOWELA Technical Community College will host a career fair on Tuesday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UL Lafayette named a 'military friendly' school

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been named a 2015 Military Friendly® School.

Enrollment at McNeese a changing landscape

McNeese State University reported increased enrollment in several categories but a lower overall enrollment for the Fall 2014 semester.

Louisiana universities report increased enrollment

Louisiana universities are reporting record or increased enrollment for the fall 2014 semester.

'Parent University' teaches parents about Common Core

St. John Elementary School in Lake Charles hosted a "Parent University" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday night. The topic at hand was Common Core.

Braille training a game changer at Calcasieu Parish school

Teachers from all over Southwest Louisiana recently learned the ins and outs of the latest Braille technology.

Dean of Students at Centenary receives Womack Leadership Award

Mark Miller, Dean of Students at Centenary College of Louisiana, was recently awarded the 2014 David Womack Leadership Award by college president David Rowe.

Cameron Parish School Board votes on next superintendent

The Cameron Parish School Board voted 6-1 on Monday to elect Charles Adkins as their next Superintendent.

Hands-free cell phone signs go up at Calcasieu schools

The first hands-free cell phone zone signs went up at St. John Elementary this morning.

Calcasieu teachers use app to communicate with students

Teachers texting students? District leaders in Calcasieu Parish are encouraging it. It's all through an app called “Remind” that lets teachers securely communicate with students.

McNeese to host Celebrate the Arts faculty recital

As a part of its continuing celebration of its 75th anniversary, McNeese State University will host a Celebrate the Arts faculty recital on Sept. 5.

New executive assistant joins UL Lafayette Foundation

The UL Lafayette Foundation has added a new executive assistant to the president/CEO.

UL Lafayette student to attend seminar in Vatican City

University of Louisiana at Lafayette student Allison McCormick will attend the Pontifical Council of Culture's International Seminar "Sport is for Man" on September 1-3 in Vatican City.

McNeese celebrates Howdy Rowdy Week

The fall 2014 semester begins August 25 at McNeese State University. To welcome back students, McNeese will host several on-campus activities from August 24-29.

New school board members show support at Calcasieu schools

As students, faculty and staff reported back to school on Wednesday, so did two new members of the Calcasieu Parish School Board.

McNeese offers new concentrations to accommodate industrial expansion

McNeese State University has announced that it will offer two new concentrations, in light of the ongoing industrial expansion in Southwest Louisiana.

UL Lafayette holds first summer commencement since 1949

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette held its first summer commencement ceremony since 1949 on Friday.

Common Core supporters, opponents hope for quick resolution

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.

Mentor program to host school supply giveaway

The We ALL Matter Mentor program will host a school supply giveaway on July 26 at 10 a.m. in Lock Park in Lake Charles.

Care Help of Sulphur accepting BTS applications

Care Help of Sulphur is accepting applications for its Back to School program, which is open to Sulphur and Carlyss residents only.

Westlake High School - Lauren Fuselier

Westlake High School - Lauren Fuselier

Washington-Marion High School - Diandre Matthews

Washington-Marion High School - Diandre Matthews

Sam Houston High School - Alexandra DeFelice

Sam Houston High School - Alexandra DeFelice

Sam Houston High School - Abbie George

Sam Houston High School - Abbie George

Parkview High School - Timothy Thompson

Parkview High School - Timothy Thompson

Parkview Baptist Church - Danijo Dykes

Parkview Baptist Church - Danijo Dykes

Merryville High School - Eran Hatfield

Merryville High School - Eran Hatfield

Merryville High School - Audrey Farris

Merryville High School - Audrey Farris

Lake Arthur High School - Cassidy Hebert

Lake Arthur High School - Cassidy Hebert

LaGrange High School - De'ja Doucet

LaGrange High School - De'ja Doucet

Lacassine High School - Libby Peet

Lacassine High School - Libby Peet

Kinder High School - Kennedy Jeffcoats

Kinder High School - Kennedy Jeffcoats

Kinder High School - Amanda Donaldson

Kinder High School - Amanda Donaldson

Jennings High School - Kade Henry

Jennings High School - Kade Henry

Iowa High School - Stefani Bourque

Iowa High School - Stefani Bourque

Iowa High School - Brad Whittington

Iowa High School - Brad Whittington

Hamilton Christian Academy - Logan Moore

Hamilton Christian Academy - Logan Moore