Education

  LSUS working with Bossier Parish to study rising groundwater levels

The university will conduct a five year study that will monitor the rising groundwater levels in north Bossier Parish.

All clear: Texas A&M University Texarkana reopens

Bossier selects interim District 5 member, sets election

City of Marshall cracking down on leash law ahead of new school year

  Bossier Schools adjusting school start times

Dr. Scott Gordon confirmed as ninth SFA president

  Bossier Schools explain free/ reduced lunch, CEP programs

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Northwestern State to sell beer at upcoming football games

Bossier schools holding district-wide emergency drill

  Bossier School Board decides to change district’s attendance zones

LSU welcomes new freshman class to campus

  The Good Stuff: Journey to the sidelines

Valliant schools hope to hold classes Monday, regardless

  Texarkana students head back to school Wednesday

Students on both sides of the state line head back to school today.

  Alleged leader in federal steroids case pleads guilty

His wife is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 9

  No school again Wednesday, Thursday in Valliant

“It has been communicated to me ... that we will not have any test results that would lift the boil order ... until at least Thursday”

  Keeping You Safe: Tips for children & parents heading back-to-school

The end of summer tends to means one thing for many kids and parents: School is back in session and it's time to proceed with caution.

  Bossier school board member submits resignation, applications now being accepted for seat

  Bossier deputy injured in school zone back at work for new year

  School bus driver shortage impacts some NWLA districts

  Water issue idles schools, some businesses

‘In God We Trust’ motto to appear in every Louisiana public school this fall

Valliant School District cancels classes Aug. 13

Bossier asks parents to help students stay hydrated

District suggests sending an extra bottle or two of water with their children for the bus ride home

  E. coli found in an ArkLaTex water system

Town issues boil order; school district cancels classes

Families can save big during back-to-school, tax-free weekend

Families can save big on back-to-school shopping during Texas' tax-free weekend.

Woman stuns with powerful rendition of Star-Spangled Banner, story of surviving car accident and cancer diagnosis

Dozens of people attending Amite High School’s back to school event held at Southeastern Louisiana University were captivated at a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner sang by Sharnwanika Cotton.

Oak Park Elementary unveils new school-based health center

This is the fifth school-based health center in the district

  What every parent should know: Secret Codes, Social Media and Sexting Acronyms

Parents need to know the ins and outs of all the apps, sites and terms that are "hot" right now.

  Bossier schools official pleads guilty in steroids case

Now he could be fined $500,000 and sent to prison for 10 years

KSLA Salutes: NWLA art teacher creates historic mural inside school

The mural depicts the iconic photograph of the moment six United States Marines raised the American Flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

KSLA Back-to-School Parental Concern Survey

The KSLA Digital Team created a survey allowing you to voice your top concerns on surviving the new school year.

LSU Health increases class to meet shortage of physicians in Louisiana

LSU Health Sciences Center is growing - and at an unprecedented rate.

Spending Smarter: DIY Back-to-School supplies

Get the kids ready to head back to school with these easy DIY ideas.

Natchitoches schools, Castor High School push back start dates

Students in Natchitoches Parish and one Bienville Parish School will not return to school as originally planned.

  Kickstart your child’s critical thinking skills before school

Now is the time to get ready for a new school year!

Electrical outages force Bienville Parish high school to delay opening

Castor schools will instead begin Monday, August 12

  Praise Temple hosts prayer, backpack giveaway

Activities will run from 5-9 p.m. with prayer to be offered from 6-7 p.m.

  Natchitoches Parish Schools pushes back start date for students

Students in Natchitoches Parish just got a few more days of summer break.

  Sun City’s new wing promises to be a game changer

For three decade, students filtered in and out of aging “temporary” trailers

  DeSoto Parish students head back to school Tuesday, Aug. 6

“Every year I always get excited to meet my new bunch of kids,” said kindergarten teacher, Elizabeth Northcutt. “I can’t wait to meet them. I can’t wait to meet their families."

8 ways to avoid going into debt while back-to-school shopping

Here are 10 essentials and 10 non-essentials; buy one, avoid the other

  Child immunization schedules & free vaccination dates

According to the CDC, on-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

  Close to 200 new Caddo teachers welcomed with spirit

One at a time, new Caddo Parish School District teachers were celebrated as they walked down a cheerleader-lined sidewalk towards the entrance of University Hall on LSU - Shreveport’s campus to officially kick-off the year.

  DeSoto Parish Schools rolls out new bus tracking app

The app will allow parents to track their child’s buses in real time. If accidents occur or there’s a delay the estimated time of arrival will change as well.

Ark., Okla. sales tax holidays end late tonight

LA residents who live along the state line also might be able to take advantage of the savings

  United Way holds weekend Back-to-School drive

Wednesday is students' first day of classes; teachers report Monday, Tuesday

2019 ArkLaTex back-to-school starting dates, events, school supply lists and giveaways

Bookmark this page for the latest on school supply lists and giveaways

  Anticipation builds for opening of new Benton High School

"We have teachers ready, we have students ready. Teaching and learning will happen Day One.”

  Help keep students in school by giving Uniforms for Kids

Here's how you can help. Need a uniform? Here also is how to request one ...

  Louisiana governor updates cyber summit on threat to his state’s school districts

In wake of attacks in 4 parishes, thousands of computers must be re-imaged before classes start

National cyber conference begins at BPCC; La. Gov to speak

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will be in Bossier City today to take part in this year's Community College Cyber Summit.

  Marshall ISD holding first ever “Pack the Bus” supply drive

Their goal is to supply school supplies for every elementary student in Marshall.

  Back-to-School Bash helps Red River Parish students

School supply giveaways help kids start class with the confidence of knowing they have everything they need on that first day

Tangipahoa Parish School System investigating potential cyber attack

Tangipahoa School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said the issue appears to be similar to problems experienced in several district offices in North Louisiana last week.

Fleet Reserve Association holding a $5,000 essay contest

Students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to submit a 350-word or less essay centered around their theme “What My Vote Will Mean to Me.”

LSU alum’s GoFundMe to build new library gaining traction

She doesn't go to LSU anymore and she doesn't even live in Louisiana anymore, but Ginger Burk is tired of seeing how bad the LSU library looks. She's started a GoFundMe campaign page on her own, hoping to raise money for a new library.

Arkansas offers tax-free holiday August 3-4

Mississippi and Tennessee always have their tax-free holidays the last weekend in July, but Arkansas will have theirs on August 3-4, on the first weekend of the month.

  ‘Pack the Bus’ event is back in Webster Parish

The goal is to fill an entire school bus with school supplies for students.

Bossier teachers excited about raise but say marathon continues

Starting this academic year, Bossier public schoolteachers will see a $2,500 raise and support staffers are getting a $1,250 raise.

Ex-school official warns about internet pharmacies

"See a doctor. That's important. And that's one of the things that I failed to do."

  Step Forward looking for literacy volunteers to help students read

Last school year Step Forward had 160 literacy volunteers that were able to help nearly 500 students in 29 schools across Northwest Louisiana.

Federal drug charges filed against former Bossier schools superintendent

Bill of information outlines 4 misdemeanors

  LA governor declares statewide cybersecurity emergency

Ongoing malware attack impacting three North Louisiana school districts

SUSLA enrollment on the rise since 2016

Southern University at Shreveport is celebrating a milestone for the college.

  Ochsner-LSU hosting 5th annual Back to School Health Fair

The event is free to all students and there will be free lunch offered while supplies last.

  Kroger backpack boosters supplying school supplies for children

Kroger is looking for the community’s help when it comes to getting kids ready to go back to school.

  Library helps youths learn to code their way to the moon

Wallette branch marks moon landing by taking part in Moonhack, a global effort to encourage youths to learn computer coding

‘7th Annual Bossier Back-to-School Giveaway’ at Northpoint Community Church

Are you ready for back-to-school shopping? A Bossier City church is helping out with a school supply and uniform giveaway.

DPSO Hosts Hunter Safety Course

DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Hunter’s Safety Class.

  Bossier makes safety improvements at schools

$312,000 worth of enhancements made at Plantation Park, Bossier elementary schools

CPSO offers safety course for college bound students

Going off to college is hard enough, and you don’t want to fear for your protection or the safety of your belongings.

  BPCC hosting national cyber conference later in July

In just a few weeks hundreds of people from across the country will be in Bossier City to talk about a dangerous issue that affects thousands every day — cybersecurity.

The University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana announces closures

Officials with The University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana have announced closures due to “extreme flooding and road closures”.

Cancellations and closures due to Barry

Several events in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas have been canceled due to Barry.

School closures announced ahead of storms

Loyola University will be closed Thursday (July 11) and Friday, in preparation for possibly severe storms moving through the area.

  KSLA News 12 employee, 33 others become U.S. citizens on Fourth of July

Can you pass the citizenship test? See how well you can answer some practice questions

  Marshall High School band selling fireworks to raise funds to go to Disney World

The fireworks stand is selling fireworks from $1 to $800

Central ISD chosen by NASA to present protective helmet design at Langley Research Center

After nearly a month of waiting, the team found out they were chosen to present their model to members of NASA.

  Louisiana ‘million-dollar’ twins make college decision

Do you remember the Captain Shreve twins who were recently awarded over $2.6 million in college scholarships?

New Boston ISD approves teacher raises

A Texas Independent School District may grant a bump in pay to its teachers.