The End of a “Viral” Special Session

In many ways, this special session was always going to be about two major issues: 1) passing a budget for the new fiscal year, and 2) passing legislation to change civil litigation laws, or “tort reform,” as it’s often called. And throw in some efforts to add, extend, and sweeten various tax credit and incentive […]

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A Time to Think About Equity in Public Education

This is an extraordinary time. For the last few months people across the state and across the country have been struggling to cope with the spread of the COVID virus. In the midst of that, events from places far from Louisiana have forced us all to confront the issue of racial injustice in ways that […]

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Some Progress in Education During 2020 Legislative Session

Going into the 2020 Legislative Session there were thoughts it would be a fairly significant one for education at all levels. Those hopes were dashed rather quickly with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Now that the session has ended, it might not have gone totally as expected, but there were some positive outcomes to […]

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Mourning the Loss of Leaders

Within just the last few weeks, CABL has lost two of its former chairmen – Dr. Ray Authement and Dr. James Peltier. We are saddened by their passing, but also reminded of some of the tremendous leadership we have had in our state. Dr. Raymond Authement, CABL Chairman 2008 Dr. Raymond Authement was in many […]

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Congratulations to LA’s New Superintendent of Education

CABL congratulates Dr. Cade Brumley for his appointment as the new state Superintendent of Education. He takes the helm as Louisiana’s top education policy leader after serving as superintendent of schools in both Jefferson and Desoto Parishes. His appointment comes at a critical time as the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered schools across Louisiana and disrupted […]

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CABL Education Priorities in Response to COVID-19: Postsecondary

The COVID-19 crisis has dashed Louisiana’s economy, crippled many businesses, and disrupted the lives of every citizen of our state. It has also had a significant impact on all aspects of education. There are many things education and school leaders are doing to address the issues facing our students in this unprecedented time. CABL has […]

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CABL Education Priorities in Response to COVID-19: K-12

The COVID-19 crisis has dashed Louisiana’s economy, crippled many businesses, and disrupted the lives of every citizen of our state. It has also had a significant impact on all aspects of education. There are many things education and school leaders are doing to address the issues facing our students in this unprecedented time. CABL has […]

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CABL Education Priorities in Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has dashed Louisiana’s economy, crippled many businesses, and disrupted the lives of every citizen of our state. It has also had a significant impact on all aspects of education. There are many things education and school leaders are doing to address the issues facing our students in this unprecedented time. CABL has […]

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Improving Our Education Response to COVID-19

More than six weeks after the governor ordered school closures across the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of education in Louisiana is far from clear. While Governor Edwards emphasized that instruction during the closure should continue, it is virtually impossible to know to what degree that is happening and how much […]

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Education Must Continue Even if Schools Close for the Year

Last week leaders of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education asked the governor that his executive order closing public schools be extended to the end of the school year. While that is a difficult decision to make when dealing with more than 700,000 students and their families, CABL agrees it is probably the right […]

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