What’s Up with the Amendments? A Close Look at Constitutional Amendment #5

This year there are eight constitutional amendments on the November 8 ballot. Some are a bit complicated, and all require a little homework before you cast your vote. To assist, we’re breaking the list into bite-size chunks. Leading up to the start of early voting on October 25, we will highlight one amendment every few […]

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What’s Up with the Amendments? A Close Look at Constitutional Amendment #4

This year there are eight constitutional amendments on the November 8 ballot. Some are a bit complicated, and all require a little homework before you cast your vote. To assist, we’re breaking the list into bite-size chunks. Leading up to the start of early voting on October 25, we will highlight one amendment every few […]

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What’s Up with the Amendments? A Close Look at Constitutional Amendment #3

This year there are eight constitutional amendments on the November 8 ballot. Some are a bit complicated, and all require a little homework before you cast your vote. To assist, we’re breaking the list into bite-size chunks. Leading up to the start of early voting on October 25, we will highlight one amendment every few […]

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What’s Up with the Amendments? A Close Look at Constitutional Amendment #2

This year there are eight constitutional amendments on the November 8 ballot. Some are a bit complicated, and all require a little homework before you cast your vote. To assist, we’re breaking the list into bite-size chunks. Leading up to the start of early voting on October 25, we will highlight one amendment every few […]

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What’s Up with the Amendments? A Close Look at Constitutional Amendment #1

This year there are eight constitutional amendments on the November 8 ballot. Some are a bit complicated, and all require a little homework before you cast your vote. To assist, we’re breaking the list into bite-size chunks. Leading up to the start of early voting on October 25, we will highlight one amendment every few […]

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CABL Recommendations on Constitutional Amendments

This fall there are 11 constitutional amendments on the ballot for voters to decide. It’s not a record, by any means, but it is still well above what we usually see. Eight will be decided on the November 8 ballot, and three others come up on December 10. As always, these amendments are something we […]

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Auditor’s Report Reminds Us LA Still Has Major Infrastructure Needs

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor has released a report looking at the state’s current and future ability to pay for its transportation needs. While the findings don’t tell us much that we don’t already know – that the revenues we have are insufficient – it’s another wakeup call to remind us that despite a recent influx […]

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BESE Focuses On Early Learning

This week the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met for three days. While they talked about a lot of things, there was a particular focus on various aspects of early learning. Though some of the discussion generated controversy, it’s good this area of education is getting the attention it needs. A significant part of […]

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Lessons Learned for Improving Early Reading Skills

Once again, we got some bad news about the reading proficiency of young students in Louisiana. Since the pandemic, the number of third graders struggling to read has risen precipitously. Today, 41% of them are not reading at grade level, according to the most recent LEAP scores. While not surprising, given the disruptions caused by […]

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New LEAP Assessments Show Some Bounce Back in Student Performance

Louisiana’s latest round of LEAP scores are in and they come with a bit of good news and a reality check that is hard to ignore. Generally, students rebounded slightly from the COVID-related drop that occurred in 2021, but they are still behind their performance levels before the pandemic. The good news out of the […]

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