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Posted Jul 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Damon Hardesty told Sulphur Rotarians Wednesday that he will soon realize a dream of his when the Westlake High School football stadium is dedicated in Coach Caldarera's name at the first scheduled game of the season.

Posted Jul 22, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Junior Achievement and Sasol held the “It's my Future” event for junior high students to start considering careers and how to brand themselves. Junior Achievement director Meg Lovejoy said the all-day program is to encourage students to...

Posted Jul 19, 2016 at 12:30 PM

The Calcasieu Parish School Board is launching a new online registration system for parents and students for the 2016-17 school year.

Updated Jul 5, 2016 at 9:23 AM

The measure, House Bill 887, will pave the way for a highly praised charter school — Thrive Charter Academy — to be converted into an independent school eventually for students in grades six through 12.

Posted Jul 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Jack Hebert of All-Star Buick GMC and Dawn Primeaux, branch manager for Jeff Davis Bank, spoke Wednesday at the Sulphur Rotary Club about the importance of supporting education and athletics, alluding to the very financial trouble McNeese is...

Posted Jun 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Students now have the choice of completing the program either on campus or online, according to Dr. Dena Matzenbacher, head of the McNeese Department of Psychology.

Posted Jun 26, 2016 at 12:30 PM

From Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade, the four schools located in Cameron Parish totaled 1,349 students in October of 2015. By comparison, Sulphur High School alone had a total of 2,003. During the school year of 2004-05, Cameron Parish had 1,844...

Posted Jun 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The final budget deal struck by Louisiana's lawmakers took a lopsided approach to the TOPS program, giving college students full tuition funding for the fall semester and only 42 percent financing for the spring.

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM

In 2015, 71 percent of Louisiana's fourth-graders were not proficient in reading, according to the data. This was down from 2007 when 80 percent of the state's fourth-graders were not proficient.

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Teens considering a career or having an interest in aviation were divided up between five counselors who instructed them on weather as it relates to aviation, radio communications, pre-flighting an airplane, piloting an airplane using a flight...

Posted Jun 23, 2016 at 12:30 PM

In economic well-being, Louisiana finds itself in last place in the nation. Louisiana worsened in every category judged except for one — children remaining in school — where it remained unchanged from 2008.

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