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Lafayette Board Proposes Balanced Budget

The body and the superintendent must agree upon a budget by Sept. 15.

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Louisiana’s University Campuses Go Smoke-Free

The state legislature in 2013 passed a law requiring all public institutions of higher education to go smoke-free by Aug. 1, 2014.

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Charter School Board Approves Budget, Adds To Technology Fund

Together, both schools require about $15 million in operating costs.

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Lafayette Schools Still Facing Critical Teacher Shortage

Certified and retired teachers are encouraged to apply, especially for hard-to-fill openings for subject-specific middle and high school teachers and special education instructors.

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Construction Delays Mean School On Saturdays In Vermilion Parish

The delayed construction will affect both North Vermilion Middle students and North Vermilion High School students.

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Lafayette Schools Short 40-50 Teachers

The school board's potential reduction-in-force policy is cited as a reason teachers are resigning and refusing job offers.

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Registration Begins This Week For Lafayette Schools

The registration dates are for students attending a new school or who need to sign up for new services before the school year.

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Louisiana High School Graduation Rates Increase For Third Year

State Education Superintendent John White says for the class of 2013, 74 percent graduated in four years — a 12 percentage point increase from 2001.

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BESE Proposes Using LEAP Tests Another Year

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols says it's not doable, because existing contracts with LEAP are not valid for next school year.

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BESE’s Walter Lee Faces Ethics Charges

The charges involve Lee's alleged use of his position as DeSoto Parish schools superintendent for personal gain.

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Special Ed Revamp Sparks Debate

The key change allows a special education student's advisory team to devise an alternative way to graduation.

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Strings Attached To New Higher Ed Funding

Some money lawmakers poured into the fund comes from hurricane recovery dollars.

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