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 all of us, CABL was able to re-focus its work to address issues related to the pandemic, particularly in the area of education. We are happy to share our highlights from 2020 and wish you all the very best for the New Year!
CABL 2020 Highlights
- June: Published CABL Education Priorities in Response to COVID-19 including 17 recommendations for early education, K-12, and higher education.
- July: Partnered with LPB to host Louisiana Public Square’s Reopening Education focusing on the processes and safety precautions involved in reopening schools and colleges in the state.
- September: Published What It Means for Louisiana Schools to Move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 Reopening examining school district plans for instructional delivery.
- November: Released online profiles of every school district looking at school instructional plans, teaching models, and technology needs post-COVID-19.
- December: Produced COVID-19 and the State of Technology in Louisiana Schools analyzing student access to computer devices and reliable Internet connectivity, identifying gaps, and offering recommendations for improving student outcomes during the pandemic. To be released in January.
- January-March: Worked through the RESET Louisiana initiative to participate in major legislative briefings and presentations to higher education leaders.
- September: Released CABL’s Recommendations on the 2020 Constitutional Amendments with summaries and recommendations on each of the seven amendments on the ballot.
Commissions & Task Forces
- Resilient Louisiana Commission
- Centralized Sales & Use Tax Study Group
- Dual Enrollment Task Force
- MFP Task Force
- Louisiana Commission on Civic Education
- January-March: Completed two full class sessions in Lafayette and Houma.
- June-September: Produced three half-day online class sessions covering the post-COVID economy, changes in K-12 and higher education, poverty, resilience in dealing with COVID, the economics of health care, and local leadership in times of crisis.
- October: Held one-day, socially-distanced mini-session in Alexandria focused on regional issues, hurricane recovery, and facing leadership challenges.
- 2021: Graduate the 2020 class in early spring and start the 2021 class in May.