Education Advocacy

“The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table — all of that starts with education.” 
—Michelle Obama

Our Partner in Education Advocacy


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The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children is an independent source of data, research, and pertinent information for policymakers, stakeholders, and the public at large around issues related to young children in Louisiana. The Policy Institute also develops policy proposals informed by research, best practices, and the experiences of other states and conducts educational and outreach activities around these recommended policy solutions.

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Partner Updates


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Education Program Fact Sheet Released

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children recently released a fact sheet for 2021-2022 performance ratings on publicly funded early care and education programs in Louisiana. We want to celebrate that the data released shows our state childcare providers continue to improve the quality of care offered to our young learners.

While the data shows continued improvement, too many children are still not receiving the instruction needed to fully prepare them for kindergarten.

You can find the full fact sheet here.

We also want to lift up the Local Funding Toolkit for Strengthening Early Care and Education in Louisiana Communities. This toolkit is designed to help cities and parishes in Louisiana strengthen and build local early care and education systems.    

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Update on the Revised ELDS

The House Education Committee Hearing Meeting Scheduled for January 19th HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted to reconvene the review committee that prepared the revisions to the ELDS due to the over 600 comments received through the online public comment portal in December 2022/January 2023. 

The standards review committee is expected to give an update to BESE by April. Right now, there is no scheduled legislative hearing for the standards. Thank you for your effort and input during this process! We will keep you updated as we know more. 

Upcoming Events


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Early Ed Month: Maintain the Momentum-The Role of Child Care Investments in Supporting Working Families

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#LAEarlyEdMonth Social Media Day of Action

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Early Ed Month: Parent Advocacy Lunch and Learn

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