Louisiana K-12 Education

May 2, 2014

Friday, May 1, 2014

Louisiana ACA enrollment tops 100,000; Bill increasing TOPS requirements moves out of committee; Stateline looks at payday lending in Louisiana; Another minimum wage bill dies in committee; and School aid package shelved. 101,778 — The number of Louisianans who signed up for health care under the Affordable Care Act (Source: Nola.com)
April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gov. Jindal, education allies diverging on Common Core; Letter: Lack of sex education costs Louisiana families and taxpayers; Study says U.S. government caters to the wealthy and special interests; and 50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back. 60 percent — the proportion of pregnancies in Louisiana that are unplanned. (Source: Carrie Wooten, Louisiana Progress)
September 12, 2013

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

State budget cuts gut public education funding; Shortfall in hospital lease revenues could mean more cuts to higher ed; Poverty numbers released next week; 10 myths about TANF; Can the federal government do anything about inequality?; and Asset-building group begins listening campaign. $244 million – Amount of additional state general fund (SFG) money the Legislature will need for the nursing home program in 2015-16, when the Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly is projected to have run dry. (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office)