Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA

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Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM

A radical system of teaching and testing called Common Core has been introduced into Louisiana's schools. I have been learning what it is and why it is surrounded by controversy.

Posted Apr 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Fort Polk has long offered education for Soldiers, spouses and Family members through colleges that are housed at the Education Center: Central Texas College, Northwestern State University, Upper Iowa University and Central Michigan University. Now,...

Updated Apr 18, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.

Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Potential violence in schools hit close to home in Sulphur Thursday, when a W.W. Lewis Middle School student was arrested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office after bring a handgun on campus.

Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Brinkley, who had served Maplewood School for the past five years as assistant principal, oversees the education of 730 students in the elementary school. There are approximately 1,200 children enrolled overall at Maplewood.

Updated Mar 13, 2014 at 9:39 AM

BESE is holding a special meeting Thursday to get a recommendation to state lawmakers in time to meet this week's deadline for submission.

Posted Feb 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM

McNeese State University continues its 75th anniversary celebration with two public events scheduled on Monday, Feb. 17.

Posted Feb 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The recent story about a Texas man who paid the negative lunch balances of 60 students at a Houston-area elementary school inspired a Sulphur area couple to do the same at W.W. Lewis Middle School. Last week, they handed the school a check for...

Posted Feb 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

There is a growing number of Spanish-speaking students in Calcasieu Parish and in an effort to provide additional support for these children, the Calcasieu Parish School district will add two new English as a Second Language (ESL) program sites for...

Posted Feb 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM

At the 64th annual LASC Convention held at Grace King High School in Metairie from January 18-21, Sulphur High School junior Haley Campbell was chosen to serve as the BESE student representative.

Posted Jan 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Calcasieu Parish students recently travelled to Citgo Park, south of Sulphur, to participate in Junior Achievement of Southwest Louisiana's (JASWLA) Finance Park.

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