The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Thursday voted in favor of purchasing several science textbooks, despite opposition from creationists who argue the books teach evolution too matter-of-factly. The board also voted to adopt a grading system for public schools that assign schools letter grades similar to student report cards.
Heading a beleaguered agency whose every move from the past few years is being investigated by state and federal officials has broad appeal, as more than 100 people have applied of the executive director’s position at the Lafayette Housing Authority.
By a 6-1 voice vote Tuesday, a committee of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved several science textbooks for Louisiana public high schools — books that had come under fire from creationists and advocates of intelligent design who argue the textbooks are dogmatic about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
There’s nothing like success to cause problems. That’s certainly the case for New Iberia’s Bayou Teche Museum, which finally opened its doors this year, after nearly two decades of planning.
Once again it’s thank God for Mississippi, which comes in 50th to Louisiana’s 49th on a ranking of the healthiest states.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday night to vote on an introductory ordinance that would grant a 2 percent pay raise for Lafayette Consolidated Government employees.
BP oil spill tops Yahoo's list of most popular subjects at the website.
With the state facing down a budget shortfall that could potentially reach $2 billion, legislators and a new advocacy group brought a wide array of gripes and requests Thursday to the Board of Regents.
The Daily Advertiser’s plan to publish an exclusive special section, “In the event that STM wins Friday night,” came to a screeching halt Thursday when readers and other local team boosters called foul.
UL students concerned about the future of the German-language degree program are circulating a petition on campus and have established an on-line petition urging the administration not to discontinue the program.
After the Lafayette Parish School Board stunned many in attendance at its special meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, voting to shutter N.P. Moss Middle and turn it into the new Thibodaux Career and Technical High School, State Rep. Rickey Hardy complained to both the state attorney general and DA Mike Harson that he believed the board violated the state’s open meetings law.
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