LAFAYETTE EDUCATION

Lafayette education advocacy group wants state to butt out of decisions

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Representative Vincent Pierre speaks during an annual legislative breakfast held by PPEL on Wednesday morning at the Lafayette Science Museum.

A Lafayette-based public education advocacy group urged lawmakers Wednesday to overhaul procedures used to evaluate the performance of schools and teachers and to limit state intrusion into the decisions of local school boards. The group Power of Public Education Lafayette held its annual legislative breakfast on Wednesday to present its positions on prefiled legislation related to… Continue reading →

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Guardsman’s body transferred to Lafayette cemetery

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- The motorcade and hearse carrying La. Air National Guardsman Chief Warrant Officer George Wayne Griffin, Jr., who died when his Blackhawk helicopter crashed two weeks ago, passes through Baton Rouge on the way to Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette where he will be interred. His funeral was this morning in Hammond.

A motorcade and hearse carrying La. Air National Guardsman Chief Warrant Officer George Wayne Griffin, Jr., who died when his Blackhawk helicopter crashed two weeks ago, passed through Baton Rouge on Monday on its way to Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette, where he… Continue reading →

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Smiley: Palms, not holly

Malcolm Wright tells this Palm Sunday story: “It has been a long-standing Palm Sunday tradition in our University United Methodist Church, as in many churches, to have a procession of children waving palm branches walk up the center aisle from the foyer… Continue reading →

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