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
Public Education
Mother sues school board for negligence after Louisiana high school student is attacked and hospitalized

A Louisiana mother whose son was the victim of an unprovoked attack is suing the school district for negligence. Chase Hart Jr., a junior at Livonia High School,… Read More

December 20, 2022
Public Education
Louisiana superintendent says Biden admin’s Title IX gender and orientation rules are currently ‘unenforceable’

(The Center Square) – Louisiana Superintendent Cade Brumley wants the state’s school leaders and athletic associations to know President Joe Biden’s proposed Title IX rules on sexual orientation and gender… Read More

September 6, 2022
Public Education
Louisiana state education board working on changes to high school accountability ratings

(The Center Square) — The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will review a proposal later this month to change how high schools are rated following an eight month… Read More

August 10, 2022
Public Education
Seventeen Louisiana school districts showed no improvement or decline in academic performance

(The Center Square) – Student test scores recently released by the Louisiana Department of Education are revealing which districts and schools flourished in recent years and which held fast or… Read More

August 9, 2022
Louisiana Education superintendent lauds Florida-based Moms for Liberty group

(The Center Square) – The highest state official overseeing education in Louisiana is expressing overwhelming support for a parent-led movement in Florida. Dr. Cade Brumley, Louisiana’s State Superintendent of Education,… Read More

August 9, 2022
Louisiana judge keeps injunction on state’s abortion trigger law in effect until Tuesday

(The Center Square) – A temporary restraining order blocking Louisiana’s abortion ban will remain in effect for at least another day, after the judge in the case gave both sides… Read More

July 19, 2022
Education savings account bills dead as Louisiana lawmakers decide not to reconvene for veto session

(The Center Square) — Louisiana legislative leaders have officially called off a veto override session for 2022, leaving in place the governor’s rejection of proposals to boost school choice, improve… Read More

July 14, 2022
Public Education
Louisiana audit finds lack of oversight in state Department of Education that led to a $74k theft

(The Center Square) – A lack of oversight allowed a Louisiana Department of Education employee to swindle more than $74,000 from a federal grant program in 2021, one of several… Read More

July 5, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Louisiana Legislature unlikely to return for veto override session on school bills among others

(The Center Square) – The potential for a veto override session in July is unlikely and unnecessary, according to one Legislative leader, though others believe the decision will ultimately rest… Read More

June 29, 2022