At Alexandria Senior High School, students celebrated the day by reciting poems, singing songs, and playing instruments in the school’s library, decorated as a darkly lit coffee shop during an event called ‘Books, Blues, and Brews’.
Gov. Jon Bel Edwards was among those in hardhats Tuesday when officials at Northwestern State University broke ground on what will be a state of the art academic building named for former NSU President Dr. Robert Alost.
Students and faculty in Rapides Parish will join millions of their peers across the county to celebrate the annual National Education Association’s Read Across America Week by expanding the week into a month-long initiative called “Read Across Rapides.”
Northwestern State University received $2.1 million in federal funds to facilitate the development of the NSU Entrepreneurial Innovation Center, which will serve as an incubator for Northwest Louisiana business.
The Orchard Foundation has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant that will be used to transform two Title I Avoyelles Parish schools into full-service community schools.