Community engagement

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Dozens of LPSS schools are fundraising during SOLA Giving Day; here’s how you can help

May 4, 2022

Photo caption: Volunteers paint a mural in the cafeteria at Carencro Heights Elementary School during Love Our Schools’ inaugural serve day, a volunteer project to clean, make repairs, install new equipment and prep for the beginning of the school year…

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Community Foundation braces for avalanche of generosity on SOLA Giving Day

May 3, 2022

By Ken Stickney SOLA Giving Day launches at midnight Wednesday, setting the stage in Acadiana for a madcap 24 hours in which every Acadiana resident can be a philanthropist. “Midnight puts us into Giving Day mode,” said Nicole Durel Hebert,…

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In first initiative of its kind, LPSS to extend school Wi-Fi to 1,100 student homes in Lafayette

March 24, 2022

Photo caption: Lafayette Parish Superintendent of Schools Irma Trosclair celebrates the installation of the first of 202 Link & Learn Wi-Fi 6 access points at the corner of Buick Street and Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette flanked by project partners (left)…

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Wi-Fi expansion to impact 1,100 Lafayette Parish students at home

March 23, 2022

Photo caption: A Lafayette Parish School System student completes coursework remotely from home on a Chromebook during the fall 2020 semester. LPSS is partnering with several groups in the community to install and operate a pilot filtered academic Wi-Fi 6…

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Summit an opening effort to improve schools; Acadiana teachers and organizers eye next steps

March 19, 2022

Photo caption: Dr. Aimee Barber speaks during an education summit hosted by United Way of Acadiana, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the Pugh Family Foundation on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the UL Student Union. Photo by Brad…

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Acadiana educators, community leaders want everyone to buy in to making education better

March 17, 2022

Photo caption: Attendees listen to a presentation by Dr. Aimee Barber during an education summit hosted by United Way of Acadiana, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the Pugh Family Foundation on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the UL…

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Education Summit aims to draw stakeholders, coalesce around an action plan

March 14, 2022

By Ken Stickney State, local and regional education leaders will be among those meeting Thursday to develop a communitywide understanding of issues facing educators in Acadiana and beyond. They’ll also begin formulating strategies to improve K–12 schools. The University of…

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Applications open for LPSS-funded in-home internet service; part of bid to close digital gaps

October 4, 2020

By Katie Gagliano The Lafayette Parish School System and Love Our Schools opened the parish’s first-ever in-home internet assistance program to applications Monday, one move in a broader plan to make the internet more accessible to all students. The in-home…

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Lafayette school board devotes $1.5 million to closing internet connectivity gaps for students

August 5, 2020

Image: Page 1 of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s legal opinion. By Katie Gagliano The Lafayette Parish School Board allocated $1.5 million Tuesday toward providing short-term internet connectivity solutions for students without internet access as part of a public-private partnership…

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Your tax diversion could fund Lafayette Parish pre-K curriculums

November 12, 2019

Photo caption: Jacelyn Rideaux lets her students choose a book to read on Friday, Nov. 19, 2019 at Christina’s Learning Center in Duson, Louisiana. Photo by Brad Bowie. By Katie Gagliano It’s the season of giving and Lafayette’s On Track…

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