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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
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Posted Aug 23, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Across the nation, the teaching profession has seen a decline in the number of those wanting to join their ranks. Locally, the Calcasieu Parish School Board is hoping to stem that tide and “grow their own” with the implementation of a new dual enrollment program for high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in education.

Posted Aug 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Thousands of McNeese State University students are heading back to campus for the fall semester that begins Aug. 24. Several activities are scheduled during Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week — set for Aug. 24-28 — to welcome back both new and...

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Throughout the summer, children are fed breakfast and lunch at school sites throughout the parish and participate in activities between meals. They also received food packages to bring home on the weekend.

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 9:17 AM

In a call to preview the committee meeting, Sanford refused to comment on how well she thinks Common Core is — or isn't — working in the public school classrooms in her school district.

Posted Aug 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) announced on Tuesday that the University Centers at McNeese State University in Lake Charles and Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge will be receiving investment grants of $102,590 each from the U.S.

Updated Aug 11, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Despite controversy about Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards, only a few hundred people have submitted comments for a public review process of the English and math benchmarks.

Posted Aug 9, 2015 at 12:30 PM

“With the safety of our kids being a top priority, our officers will be monitoring the school zones within the city to provide a safe transition back into another school year,” said Chief Coats.

Posted Aug 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Financing for an incentive fund touted by Gov. Bobby Jindal as key to helping solve Louisiana's worker shortages has dropped to 60 percent of its original goal a year after its creation.

Updated Aug 8, 2015 at 7:11 AM

Sixty-five middle school Social Studies teachers came to LeBlanc Middle School in Sulphur on Thursday for the first of a two-day professional development in-service at the school.

Posted Aug 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM

The program will wrap up today, Wednesday, August 5, and Care Help expects to help around 400 Sulphur and Carlyss children. SC3 also provided free haircuts for local children on Monday at The Old School Community Center.

Posted Aug 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Dr. Katrise Perera, a 1986 Sulphur High graduate, was recently named 2015-16 National Association of School Superintendents (NASS) Superintendent of the Year.

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