early childhood

May 11, 2023

House budget reflects misplaced priorities

The state budget is supposed to reflect Louisiana’s priorities. As the annual legislative session reached the halfway point this week, the budget bill crafted by House conservatives fails to prioritize teachers, people with Medicaid coverage and parents with preschool children.  

The changes made by the House took a sensible budget proposal from Gov.… Read more...

October 5, 2017

Ranking the parishes on early childhood

The quality of care and education children receive in their earliest years can affect them for a lifetime.

Number of the Day

$55.8 million- Amount of federal grant money Louisiana was selected to receive to improve literacy rates among children from birth to grade 12. (Source:  Will Sentell, The Advocate)
October 27, 2016

Oct. 27: Kids uninsured rate hits record low

Some good news from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute: The uninsured rate for America’s children dropped to historic lows in 2015
October 21, 2016

Oct. 21: Paying for roads

A state tax on gasoline is the primary source of funding for Louisiana’s crumbling roads and bridges, which face a nearly $13 billion backlog of needed repairs and upgrades.