More than one million dollars in improvements are underway in Lafayette Parish schools this summer.
Leading the charge to fix the schools is a man backed by the superintendent with a reputation for getting things done.
Thad Welch was named Special Assistant to Doctor Pat Cooper and his... more »
KATC was the first to uncover, Thad Welch was on the payroll before officially being hired as the Superintendent's Special Assistant.
In a KATC investigation, we uncovered before Thad Welch got the job as Special Assistant to Superintendent Pat Cooper, without a high school diploma, he worked for the... more »
By a vote of 5 to 3, the Lafayette Parish School Board approved the so-called 'Turnaround Plan' for the school system. Through changes to academics, health/wellness, facilities & maintenance the goal is to bring the school system from its current 'C-rating' with The Department of Education to an 'A-rating' over... more »
At Wednesday night's Lafayette Parish School Board meeting, Superintendent Pat Cooper presented his turnaround plan for the district.
Over the next six years, Cooper is proposing big changes to improve the school system's standing with the Department of Education, from its current "C-rating" to an "A."
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Lafayette's Thibodeaux Technical High School is under the microscope and already the new school could be seeing some changes.
Even though Thibodeaux Tech is fairly new, new Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper said it needs a second look. It's all part of his sweeping changes he's taking Lafayette Parish.
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In a special meeting Wednesday night, the Lafayette Parish School Board selected Dr. Pat Cooper as the top candidate for the superintendent job.
"I think it was his energy, his energy and his ability to get a lot of people to the table," said board president Mark Babineaux.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - CNN's Anderson Cooper, actress Kelly Ripa and her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, and the rock band Train are among the grand marshals for the 2011 Endymion Mardi Gras parade. The krewe's founder and captain, Ed Muniz, says rocker Pat Benatar will be one of the celebrity... more »