State law now requires public schools to offer voter registration on campus, but prohibits political groups. Lafayette school officials want the secretary of state to weigh in on who is, and who isn’t, partisan.
Here is a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils. To see the full agendas, check out the links below.
Here is a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
Lafayette Parish schools on the whole saw a 2.7 bump in their performance scores, with just under half of the district’s campuses showing improvement.
Here’s a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
Louisiana schools used federal coronavirus relief to buy up thousands of tablets for kids to use during the pandemic and beyond. Many school districts have more tablets than kids enrolled. Lafayette Parish, for instance, has 40,000 Chromebooks for its 31,000 students. Connectivity, however, remains a big problem. Not every family has home access to the internet. Mississippi used CARES Act allocation to address that problem directly and was pretty successful at it.
Descended from pioneers in education, Morrison credits her success to the community she saw her family nurture.
December’s coronavirus stimulus included $1 billion for schools in Louisiana. Districts across the state are working the windfall into their plans, with most using the money to address learning loss. Lafayette Parish schools will use its $37 million allocation for ” academic recovery, student services and personal protective equipment,” according to The Advocate.
Acadiana’s French immersion students are about to make a new animated friend. But he’s an old pal for many of their parents.
With school underway, Lafayette Consolidated Government’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force is looking to test 10,000 north Lafayette students and their parents for the coronavirus.
Big questions remain about the logistics of the return to school and how the school system will keep their kids safe on campus while coronavirus is still active.
As local public schools navigate the pandemic in their quest to reopen, the longstanding challenges associated with the digital divide in Lafayette are making things a lot more complicated. It’s hard to do distance learning when thousands of students can’t access the Internet.