An Education Roadmap for Our Future

The Louisiana Department of Education recently released a new roadmap for the future of public education. It includes a list of six major goals, a framework of priorities that reflect the department’s values, and accompanying data that highlight the urgency with which we must work to address Louisiana’s education needs. The summary is only ten […]

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CABL Recognizes Beth Courtney for Distinguished Service

This week CABL recognized the achievements of Louisiana Public Broadcasting President & CEO Beth Courtney by presenting her with its fifth annual Robert B. Hamm Award for Distinguished Public Service. The presentation was made virtually at CABL’s  58th Annual Meeting and Conference. The award was inaugurated five years ago in honor of the late CABL […]

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Tyron Picard Named 2021 CABL Chairman

The Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL) has elected Tyron Picard of Lafayette to a second term as Chairman of the Board of the organization for 2021. He will lead CABL’s Board of Directors along with a slate of officers from across Louisiana steering the organization in its 59th year of operation. “I am humbled […]

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Thanks for Your Support in 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, we would like to offer our sincere thanks to our members, supporters, sponsors, and friends who make CABL’s work possible. We would particularly like to thank our Champion and Visionary Sponsors who have been tremendous supporters of our mission for a better Louisiana. Despite the impact of COVID-19 on […]

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District Profiles Reveal How Schools Respond to Differing Phases of COVID-19

The good news is that the situation doesn’t seem to be serious yet, but the fact is coronavirus cases in Louisiana schools are starting to tick upward in some areas and schools and districts are responding. In most cases the outbreaks are isolated, but it is changing how instruction is being delivered in a number […]

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Voters Shouldn’t Forget Saturday’s Runoff Election

It’s probably more than an irony that the huge voter turnout in Louisiana for last month’s presidential election will likely be followed by a dismal showing at the polls on Saturday. That’s unfortunate because democracy works best when more people participate. The presidential election on November 3 shattered records in Louisiana. Close to a million […]

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Early Voting Begins and Another Constitutional Amendment to Consider

Early voting for the December 5 runoff election starts tomorrow and continues through November 28. And just when you thought you had voted on all of the constitutional amendments, guess what, there’s one more to take a look at it. Beyond that, there are several notable local and regional runoffs and a big contest to […]

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School District Profiles Show Education Response to COVID-19

The delivery of education in our schools has changed significantly as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and the approaches school districts around the state are taking varies in many instances, as well. To help citizens better understand what individual districts are doing CABL has developed a series of school district-level profiles which help reveal […]

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An Election Day of Importance

Tomorrow is Election Day, and by all accounts Louisiana voters have a strong interest in the outcome. It might seem that interest is more intense this year – and certainly the shattering of early voting records tends to reinforce that idea – but in recent years, voters have consistently turned out in high numbers when […]

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Special Session Wrap

There has been much discussion about whether the second special session of the year was needed and, perhaps, even more about what it actually accomplished. That could likely be debated for days. But lawmakers did make some positive steps in several areas, even though much of the session was dominated by a single issue: how […]

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