Louisiana
Legislation
‘Money should follow the child’: Gov. Landry pushes universal school choice through Louisiana Senate

The Louisiana Senate has passed a universal school choice bill, thanks in part to the support of Gov. Jeff Landry. SB 313, sponsored by Sen. Rick… Read More

May 20, 2024
Legislation
Louisiana rejects bill to end state approval of homeschooling programs

The Louisiana House of Representatives rejected legislation to end government approval of homeschool programs, which advocates say would have made homeschooling easier for families in the Bayou State.  Rep. Beryl… Read More

May 6, 2024
Legislation
Louisiana lawmakers aim to deregulate homeschooling with new measure

(The Center Square) — The House Committee on Education approved a bill that will end the requirement that requires state approval for homeschooling curriculums.  House Bill… Read More

April 18, 2024
Legislation
Louisiana Senate passes bill that would add to Parental Bill of Rights

(The Center Square) — A bill in the Louisiana Senate that would add a plank in the Parental Bill of Rights concerning the teaching of critical race theory passed Monday… Read More

April 17, 2024
Legislation
‘Our students can hardly read!’ Louisiana House advances universal school choice after fiery speech from Democrat

A universal school choice bill passed the Louisiana House on Monday with an overwhelming majority. HB 745, sponsored by Rep. Julie Emerson, R-District 39, sailed through the House by a… Read More

April 9, 2024
Legislation
Universal school choice bill approved by Louisiana Senate committee

A Louisiana Senate committee just advanced a universal school choice bill that would make the state the 12th in the nation to pass such a program. Read More

March 25, 2024
Legislation
Task force approves recommendations to lawmakers to fight maternal mortality

(The Center Square) – A legislative task force this week finalized recommendations for lawmakers on addressing the state’s high rates of maternal mortality and preterm births. The Nursing Maternal Mortality… Read More

January 26, 2024
Public Education
Louisiana’s new Republican governor vetoes ed board’s attempt to lower high school graduation requirements

Just days after his inauguration, Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry issued an executive order, vetoing an attempt to circumvent high school academic standards. The order addresses the… Read More

January 15, 2024
Public Education
Louisiana legislative committee strikes down graduation proposal critics say was lowering bar

(The Center Square) – A policy approved by Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to allow students who failed state tests to graduate by other means was nixed by… Read More

October 27, 2023
Public Education
Louisiana superintendent opposes proposal to lower graduation standards

(The Center Square) – Opposition is mounting as Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education prepares for a final vote next week on a proposal to allow students who failed… Read More

October 6, 2023
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Courts
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
Legislation
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