Louisiana public education

January 16, 2014

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Regions Bank terminates its the payday loan program; Terminally ill patient motivates state to change Medicaid law; Jindal administration plugs $35 million budget shortfall with tax amnesty dollars; Republican lawmakers criticize Jindal’s $4 million efficiency study; Public schools need up to $20 million in tech upgrades; and LBP hosts free screening of “Inequality for All,” featuring Rob Reich. 200 – The number of Louisianans who directly benefit from DHH’s emergency rule benefiting terminally ill patients on Medicaid. (Source: The Advocate)
November 20, 2013

Wednesday, Nov. 20

State insurance commissioner undecided on new ACA rule; U.S. Justice Department proposes new rules to state’s voucher program; New preschool standards are launched in pilot classrooms; and Cash strapped states turn to public-private partnerships. 2 – The number of years, since 2001, that Louisiana has received an S&P credit rating of at least AA (Source: Stateline by PEW)
September 24, 2013

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Jindal rethinks support for rigorous education standards; Louisiana health-care “marketplace” lacks vendors; Internet sales tax bill receives support from key Republican; and The unluckiest man in New Orleans. 60 percent – The percent of arrests for marijuana that are African American, despite the fact that blacks account for only 32 percent of Louisiana’s population (Source: Bill Quigley)
September 20, 2013

Friday, Sept. 20

Five things to know about Census poverty data; State education superintendent proposes limiting letter grade drops; U.S. House passes large cuts to federal food stamp program; and Weekend reading: While manufacturing returns, people don’t. 71,000 – The number of Louisiana residents who will lose federal food assistance under a proposed bill by the Republican-led U.S. House (Source: Nola.com)