Corona Virus Brings Big Changes to Louisiana

In Louisiana we have been through disasters before, but the threat of the COVID-19 virus is unlike any we have ever seen. The disruptions it’s beginning to bring to lives, businesses, and the overall fabric of our state is unprecedented in its scope. In some ways it’s strangely unsurprising that on a per capita basis, […]

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RESET Louisiana Conference Indicates Lawmakers Want to Focus on Important Issues

The 2020 legislative session begins on Monday and in many ways it will be a new day at the Capitol as term limits usher in a host of new members, and leaders in both chambers signal that they will be seeking a more independent role in the governing process. A number of those points were […]

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Dual Enrollment: Expanding an Education Policy that Works

A special task force created by the Legislature last year has issued a new report on expanding opportunities for students to earn college-level credits while they are still in high school. It’s a report that legislators and other policy makers should take a close look at because it offers a solid strategy that can help […]

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New Investments Proposed for Public Education

Governor John Bel Edwards’ budget proposal arrived on the desk of legislators last week. And while there was once again some controversy about how much the state will have to spend, education received a large chunk of the new revenues that the administration expects to be available. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the fact that […]

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More Good News: Louisiana Ranks High for Teacher Preparation in Reading

Louisiana has just received some more encouraging news on the education front. The National Council on Teacher Quality released a new study that shows Louisiana is one of the top states in the country for teacher preparation programs focused on early reading. That’s important because if we are going to continue to move our children […]

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Time to Come Together for Louisiana’s Future

Now that the inauguration is over, elected officials have been sworn in, and the leadership of the state House and Senate has been decided, it’s time for them all to begin what they were elected to do – take the needed steps to move Louisiana forward. In his inaugural address Governor John Bel Edwards said […]

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Staying the Course in Public Education

Something rather remarkable has happened in public education in Louisiana over the last 24 years. During that time, the state has had only three Superintendents of Education: Cecil Picard, Paul Pastorek, and John White.  Now with Superintendent White announcing that he is stepping down, BESE has a major decision to make about who his successor […]

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See Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Remarks on Education & Louisiana

CABL’s Annual Meeting last week was sold out and we are sorry we were unable to accommodate everyone that wanted to come to see Reed Hasting, the co-founder and CEO of Netflix. But you can now watch his entire talk online, thanks to our friends and partners at Louisiana Public Broadcasting. It’s a few minutes […]

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Congratulations to the Governor and Legislators

From all of us here at CABL we offer our congratulations to Governor John Bel Edwards for his re-election and to all the incumbent and new legislators who will assemble at the Capitol next year to begin a new term. We wish them all the very best and look forward to working with them over […]

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Thanks to Our CABL Champions and Visionaries

For almost 60 years CABL’s mission has been to focus on issues in the public interest with a single goal in mind: to make Louisiana a better place for all of its citizens. We have been able to do that, only because of the generous support of hundreds of individuals, businesses, and private foundations that […]

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