MANSURA (AP) — A dozen new inductees into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame were recognized in ceremonies May 11 at the 4-H Museum
Recognized for their work with 4-H programs across Louisiana were:
• Dot Veillon, Calcasieu Parish.
• The late Thad Bailes, Vernon Parish.
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More than 825 McNeese State University students — the largest graduating class in history — are expected to receive degrees
at the university’s spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in Burton Coliseum. The second-largest class
was 776 students in fall 2008.
By Eric Cormier / American Press
Oil fields in Beauregard Parish thought to be tapped out in the decades before the 1970s are now hot spots for oil exploration.
The Wilcox Play, a geological formation
that stretches from Newton County, Texas, across most of Beauregard
Parish, has seen
an increase in production from 1 million ba ...
By Alex Onken / American Press
LaGrange High School students, past and present, came together Tuesday to look back at the school’s 110-year history, as told
by a documentary put together by a group of students.
The documentary’s premiere event, which took place in the library, also featured a display of yearbooks, p ...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Superintendent of Education John White says the state owes local school districts $30 million because the
Louisiana Supreme Court threw out this year's public school funding formula.
The Supreme Court ruled that lawmakers couldn't fund a voucher program to send children to ...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana higher education leaders are at odds over a proposal to let the community college system tap
into state construction dollars outside of the traditional budget process.
The community colleges are winning the legislative battle so far.
A bill that would allow the ...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A proposal that seeks to place armed guards at public schools received House backing Monday in a 65-25 vote.
As headed to the Senate, the measure (House Bill 368) by Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, would require local school boards to "make every effort" to hire school r ...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Two Louisiana news organizations are asking a judge to punish LSU's Board of Supervisors for not releasing
documents related the university's presidential search.
Lori Mince is an attorney representing The Times-Picayune/NOLA Media Group and The Advocate newspaper. She fil ...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Proposals to tie public funding to student performance and issue letter grades to Louisiana's public and
private early childhood education programs are finding easy passage through the Legislature.
Two Senate bills are the cornerstones of Gov. Bobby Jindal's attempt to res ...
By Jim Beam / American Press
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s higher education leaders painted a bleak picture of their systems at a hearing held Thursday by
the Senate Finance Committee.
William Jenkins, interim president of the LSU System, said higher education in the state is at the point of diminishing returns.
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Registration for McNeese State University’s summer sessions is currently underway through June 3, while registration for the
fall semester is underway through Aug. 19.
To register online, students can go online to www.mcneese.edu and click on the “Current Students” tab and then ...