UL Lafayette’s rigorous degree program for teachers, hailed recently by federal Education Secretary Arne Duncan as “real change, based upon the real outcomes of children,” is getting some national media attention.
Last week, reporters from both The Washington Post and National Public Radio met with university President Joe Savoie and administrators of the College of Education for a closer look at UL’s teacher-training program, and at Louisiana’s school-accountability program. Larry Abramson’s report for National Public Radio is expected soon. To read Nick Anderson’s report in the Post, click here.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.