Public Education
Audit: Louisiana education agency ignores some disabled student complaints

(The Center Square) – A recent review of how the Louisiana Department of Education handles complaints about special education services for students with disabilities found many are ignored or routed… Read More

September 26, 2023
Public Education
‘School choice for me but not for thee’: New report reveals backroom deals between teachers unions and Louisiana schools

(The Daily Signal) – A new report published by the Pelican Institute, a Louisiana think tank, reveals a series of detrimental, hypocritical, and possibly illegal deals brokered between teachers unions… Read More

September 14, 2023
Public Education
Louisiana graduation requirement rule change will receive a public hearing

(The Center Square) – A proposed rule that would allow Louisiana high school students who failed state tests to graduate by other means will receive a public hearing next week. Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
What do this year’s gubernatorial candidates in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi think about education?

Three states will elect governors in November. Here’s where the frontrunners stand on education. Kentucky In the Bluegrass State, Democratic incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear is running against Republican Daniel Cameron,… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
New Louisiana law requires ‘In God We Trust’ be displayed in every classroom

A new Louisiana law went into effect last week requiring public schools to display the motto “In God We Trust” in all classrooms.  The law, known as… Read More

August 8, 2023
Put you ‘in the ground’: Grad student threatens state senator over vote to protect kids from trans drugs

(The Daily Signal) – A Louisiana state senator says he is undeterred despite receiving a death threat after he voted to override a governor’s veto on a bill… Read More

July 27, 2023
Louisiana Legislature overrides governor’s veto, enacts law banning gender-affirming care for minors

A bill banning gender-affirming care for minors will become law after Louisiana lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto Tuesday. The House and Senate voted 76-23 and 28-11, respectively, to override,… Read More

July 20, 2023
Judge blocks Biden admin from colluding with Big Tech social media, in staggering injunction sought by Missouri, Louisiana

A federal judge Tuesday blocked the Biden administration from content-related contact with social media firms, as part of Missouri’s lawsuit alleging the government colluded with the companies to impede and… Read More

July 5, 2023
Public Education
Critics blast attempt to lower Louisiana high school graduation standards

(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving ahead with plans to create waivers for high school graduation requirements critics believe will hurt students… Read More

June 26, 2023
Louisiana House to consider bill to allow education savings accounts

(The Center Square) – Legislation to expand school choice in Louisiana for both public and private schools could soon get a floor vote in the House following two recent committee… Read More

May 10, 2023
Louisiana lawmakers could explore implementing an ESA program

(The Center Square) – Louisiana education officials could soon begin exploring how to implement an education savings account program students can use to attend private schools, or for other educational… Read More

May 8, 2023
Charter school student with 4.98 GPA credits God, parents after being accepted to over 170 colleges

(Daily Caller) – A 16-year-old high school student in New Orleans has credited God and his parents for his academic success which has earned him more than $9 million in… Read More

May 1, 2023
Louisiana House Education Committee approves several school choice bills

(The Center Square) – Legislation moving through the Louisiana House would expand school choice options for families, and prohibit discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity with students. The House… Read More

April 27, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Louisiana State Legislature considers auditing DEI and CRT programs

Louisiana lawmakers are reexamining progressive programs in the state’s educational institutions, including content related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Critical Race Theory (CRT). Rep. Valarie Hodges,… Read More

April 19, 2023
Christian Schools
Christian schools across America are growing rapidly

Despite school closures and restrictive regulations, the educational establishment’s response to the pandemic turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Christian schools whose enrollment skyrocketed. One… Read More

March 17, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Feb. 13-17)

NASA helps Louisiana Christian school students build model rockets – Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, Louisiana received a special class from NASA’s Education and Outreach program. Eighth graders got hands-on… Read More

February 17, 2023
Public Education
Louisiana public school enrollment has shrunk 5% since 2020

(The Center Square) — A recent audit shows Louisiana’s K-12 public school enrollment was 658,118 in the 2021-22 school year, down from a peak of about 712,000 in 2013. Louisiana… Read More

February 6, 2023
Education audit reveals why Louisiana needs school choice

If there was ever a time to reconsider whether public education does its job, many policy experts and lawmakers say that time is now. Louisiana’s legislative auditor released… Read More

January 31, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Jan. 9-13)

Christian school continues to educate despite fire – Although a fire ravaged its building on New Year’s Eve, New Life Christian School in North Carolina continues to fulfill its mission. Read More

January 13, 2023
Public Education
Louisiana legislative task force conducts hearing on student behavior, mental health

(The Center Square) — Mental health experts on Wednesday provided numerous recommendations to a legislative task force focused on addressing Louisiana’s student behavior and mental health crisis. Cade Canepa, health… Read More

January 12, 2023