Louisiana colleges

March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Local minimum wage laws prove effective; Gov. Jindal pledges $6.1 million for community and technical colleges; Legislators criticize governor’s prison budget; and United Against Domestic Violence Rally tomorrow. 74 percent – The percent of domestic violence homicides from 2010-2012 committed with firearms (Source: United Way of Southeast Louisiana)
January 28, 2014

Inside the higher education numbers

The good news from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s executive budget is that the bleeding has finally stopped in higher education. After five straight years of deep cuts to public colleges and universities, the proposed budget for 2014-15 actually calls for a slight funding increase. But when we unpack the numbers, there is actually less there than meets the eye.
September 26, 2013

Thursday, Sept. 26

Health insurance policy costs explained; Corporate tax credits, refunds and deductions are greater than collections; Higher education leaders demand stable funding; Online charter schools failing; and Baton Rouge Area Chamber defends Common Core. $455.7 million – The total cut in state support for higher education since last year, a 46.5 percent decrease from 2012. (Source: Nola.com)