Education

Iconic historian, ex-SUSLA professor Willie Burton dies

He came to the Shreveport university when it was in its infancy then spent 44 years helping shape its future

UofSC student who created racist social media post ‘no longer enrolled,’ dismissed from sorority

McLeod ISD disinfects schools to help combat illnesses

  ‘I’m doing a good thing:’ Bossier School District honors Plain Dealing custodian with Gold Star for his kindness

  Grambling State University closed on Jan. 21

  NWLA Master Gardeners award over $15,000 in grants for horticulture education

Illnesses close some East Texas schools Jan. 21-22

Continued Coverage

  The Good Stuff: Worst of times becomes best of times

LSU to hold make-up classes after canceling two days of class for national championship game

Matthew Naquin withdraws appeal, will begin serving prison sentence for LSU hazing death

Lyft donating to Carley McCord scholarship fund for every ride taken during LSU championship parade

Elysian Fields ISD canceling class Friday because of high number of illnesses

Miss Southern University Alacia Brew vies for spot as HBCU Campus Queen

  New computer kits coming to SPAR rec centers to help with coding

The City of Shreveport, Louisiana State University Shreveport, and the International Youth Foundation have all partnered up to provide 200 Elecrow Raspberry Pi Advanced Educational Kits to teach kids how to code.

  Classes resume at storm-damaged Benton Middle

It was a big day at Benton Middle as classes resumed just days after severe weather caused extensive damage inside and outside the Bossier Parish school.

  SW Arkansas community mourns 11-year-old’s death

Now fifth-grader Jaxson’s parents want to educate others about Prader-Willi Syndrome

  Youth Challenge Program looking for teens to take part in upcoming Camp Minden session

The Louisiana National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program holds its next class at Camp Minden on February 16.

  Benton Middle School to open doors Jan. 14, following deadly storms

East Texas schools to release students early due to anticipated severe weather

Alto ISD releasing students early Friday

LSU football billboards go up in New Orleans

George Rodrigue Foundation’s Inaugural Songwriting Competition deadline soon

  Will you conquer your New Year’s resolution or let it go?

  KSLA documentary reveals alarming disparities in school discipline in Louisiana

“Code of Conduct” airs Jan. 6 at 7:00 p.m. on KSLA News 12 and is available to stream now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

’Very loving, caring:’ Friends remember Carley McCord for her vibrant personality

Friends of Carley McCord said she had big goals, and an even bigger heart.

Southern University, LSU report dozens of items that went missing in recent years

As the year comes to a close, staffers at public universities around Louisiana are working to complete state-required annual inventory checks to determine how many of the school’s items can’t be located.

  NSU issues statement following the death of Carley McCord

Northwestern State University has issued a statement following the death of alumna Carley McCord.

Holiday closures announced for Northwestern State University

As classes end at Northwestern State University — closures for the holidays have been announced.

  Bossier Parish students build free little libraries

Earlier this week high school students from Bossier Parish installed two new little libraries outside of the Bossier Parent Education Center on 1520 Cox Street in Bossier City.

Marshall ISD to release students early; school canceled on Friday

Students in the Marshall Independent School District will head home early on Thursday — and will not return on Friday.

Vigil honors student athletes killed in wreck

Mother’s condition improving; she still does not know about her teenage daughters, family members say

Mother inspired to become an investigator as her daughter’s murder remains unsolved

After her daughter was killed in April 2016, Theresa Tillman, 51, decided she was going to enroll in school at Southwest Louisiana Technical Community College to become a criminal investigator.

Nine students injured in New Orleans school bus crash; driver did not have permit

The school bus is currently overturned in the right lane.

Parent sues former high-ranking deputy, wife, and Livingston Parish School Board over contaminated cupcakes

The parent of a student at Westside Junior High School in Walker has filed a lawsuit after learning her daughter ingested sexually-contaminated cupcakes.

  Pilot program to help Caddo Parish students obtain free college credit

The Louisiana Board of Education will fund a three-year pilot program that will launch in the 2020-2021 school year and serve up to 25 students in the first year.

Wiley College issued warning by accreditation agency

Following a review by an accreditation agency, Wiley College has been placed on a one-year warning.

LSU adding bike lanes to improve safety on campus

LSU is adding more bike lanes to campus in its attempt to make a safer campus for pedestrians and bicyclists.

2 sisters die after collision in front of their school

Preliminary investigation indicates the car their mother was driving was struck by a log truck

TAMUT to test emergency notification system on Friday

Students on campus at Texas A&M University at Texarkana might hear the emergency notification system today - Friday, Dec. 13.

  The Good Stuff: Don’t let the streets teach

At least twice a week, after school Cpl. Rodney Bradley spends an hour or so with roughly two dozen Claiborne students, members of his 'Young Distinguished Gentlemen' organization.

  3 moms Lighting Up Lunch to pay off school lunch debts

You can help them reach their goal to raise $31,000 by the Christmas break

  High school newspaper’s blank front page says volumes about free speech and separation of church and state

Askalada staffers took that route when told to remove photo showing “I love Jesus” on a Christmas tree ornament

  Wiley College dresses students for success

Wiley College is making sure its students are dressed to the nines when it comes time to for them enter the professional world

  Captain Shreve High assistant coach dies after wreck

Counselors will be on the Shreveport school’s campus Monday

Volunteer coach at Central High School admits to asking students for nude photographs; EBRSO investigating

Taylor Wilson, a 20-year-old volunteer high school football coach at Central High School, admitted to sending inappropriate Snapchat messages to two 16-year-old students, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Board approves moving Confederate statue on Ole Miss campus

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History voted to remove a Confederate statue from the Ole Miss campus.

School district: No threat after firearm found on bus

After a loaded handgun was found on a school bus, school officials with Pleasant Grove Independent School District say that there was no threat to anyone.

  KSLA Salutes: SUSLA’s veteran helper

“Each veteran has a story and sometimes they want to share it to somebody who’s interested and can relate to that story," said Veterans Upward Bound Director, Urina Holt.

  BPSO and students team up again for holiday food drive

The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office has plans to pack and deliver 450 boxes to the elderly and those in need.

Youth raffles his skateboard to help buy gifts for others

“I couldn’t imagine waking up and looking under the tree to find nothing there,” the 12-year-old East Texan says

Louisiana police: Man shot into school, hid inside for hours

Police in Louisiana say they caught a man accused of shooting through the door of an elementary school with a semi-automatic weapon and hiding inside for 12 hours

Shreveport’s Huntington High School closed for Monday

Shreveport’s Huntington High School is dealing with a power outage this morning, and classes for the day are canceled.

  Catholic Diocese of Shreveport has a new bishop

After more than a year without a bishop, the Diocese of Shreveport met and introduced their new bishop to the public at a morning news conference.

Illnesses close 3 DeSoto Parish schools

Impacted are the elementary, middle and high schools in Mansfield

Sheriff confirms death of Carthage ISD student in ATV wreck

Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake confirms that a young person has died as the result of a wreck.

  High school diplomas awarded to 3 war veterans

“I’ll be proud of it. I’ll mount it on the wall,” one says; “I never thought I would get one,” says another

Substitute teacher fired after student beating goes viral

A substitute teacher has been fired and charged with aggravated assault following the beating of a 15-year-old female high school student in an incident captured on video.

Little Rock teachers union to hold 1-day strike

Little Rock teachers say they'll go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district

  Linwood Public Charter School closed on Nov. 8

Students at Linwood Charter School will get a three-day weekend after officials made the decision to cancel classes on Friday.

Broadmoor Middle Lab to resume classes Thursday

“Multiple inspections have concluded there is no danger to staff and students,” official says 2 days after mystery ailment sickened 13

Voters approve $10.5 million bond to help Alto ISD rebuild in wake of tornado

The bond was originally planned closer to Nov. 2022, but the damage done to Alto High School was too much to reconsider.

  Woman uses mess to teach grandson about bullying

“It started with him wanting to be a bully at school; now I’m going to let him bully this paper"

Here are results of elections today in Arkansas, Texas

On ballots were 10 proposed amendments in Texas plus local decisions in both states

5-year-old viral drumming sensation offered college band scholarship

Jeremiah Travis has his eyes set on college, though it'll be years before he sets foot in an Alcorn State classroom.

‘Reach Out and Read’ celebrates 20 years of literacy education

Medical providers share more than 10,000 books annually with children across a number of clinics in Northwest Louisiana.

Caddo Principals of the Year 2020 announced

On Friday, Caddo Parish Schools announced its 2020 Principals of the Year.

  Elementary school principal walks 3 miles for students

Principal Sylvie said she does the walk to thank her students for committing to walk to school every day.

  HVAC issue closes ArkLaTex school

The boiler failure means a 3-day weekend for students

  Louisiana students score high nationally

In the National Assessment of Educational Progress Louisiana students ranked #1 in the nation for improvement in eighth-grade math, according to the Louisiana Superintendent of Education.

  Reforms expected in Caddo juvenile justice system

The parish is one of 7 locations in the U.S. that will take part in the Transforming Juvenile Probation program

  Classmates remember 16-year-old killed in accident

“I ask all of you to do one thing, show kindness like Dalton”

  North DeSoto Middle students honor football player who collapsed at game

The school also presented Johnson with a necklace, a bracelet, a football signed by the entire team and a jersey making him an honorary player

  KSLA INVESTIGATES: Preparing your kids for a school emergency

We spent months working to find out how often NWLA schools reported emergency drills.

Rats learn how to drive cars at University of Richmond

Rats are learning how to drive tiny cars at University of Richmond.

Professor holds baby during lecture so mom can take notes

The student is working to get her masters degree while juggling the duties of being a full-time mom.

Caddo Parish teacher fighting rare cancer

Musical benefit to help raise money for her treatments will be held Saturday

Caddo Schools superintendent lays out new path for bus drivers

There are new developments with the highly-publicized troubles facing bus drivers in the Caddo Parish School District - ranging from driver shortages to low pay.

Caddo Schools superintendent addresses school buses, concerns

Caddo Schools will hold a news conference on Tuesday morning regarding its bussing program.

Voters to decide whether to allow Broaddus ISD to purchase attendance credits from state

Broaddus ISD recently fell into Chapter 49, also known as the Robin Hood program.

Pumpkin Shine on Line kicks off on Oct. 22

Over two thousand decorated pumpkins will line Betty Virginia Park on Tuesday.

  DeSoto Parish Schools purchases more AEDs after football player collapses at game

The district then decided to purchase more than 10 AEDs that will go in places like gyms and field houses for their schools.