Education

April 8, 2021

Use Rescue Plan Funds to Invest in Louisiana

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Louisianans have faced incredible challenges as a result of the Covid-19 public health emergency and the economic downturn it caused over the last year. Despite this, the state budget is in strong financial shape thanks to past federal relief, and will soon be strengthened further by another round of federal funds.… Read more...

September 11, 2020

Inadequate federal relief for schools will put grandparents at risk

As public schools in Louisiana reopened in August,  families across the state faced an agonizing decision: whether to send children back into classrooms where they are more likely to contract the novel coronavirus, or continue to keep them home, where the social, emotional and nutrition supports that are necessary for academic success are sometimes lacking. Read more...

June 10, 2020

Principles for an equitable recovery

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May 19, 2020

Separate and unequal: Students’ access to technology in the time of coronavirus

Public education is supposed to be society’s great equalizer; the engine that provides the opportunity for all children, regardless of their race or zip code, to reach their full potential. But years of racism and disinvestment in public schools has left many students of color attending under-resourced, functionally segregated and poor-performing public schools. Read more...