Q&A with Lead Author of Our New Orleans Public School Funding Report

August 13, 2020

Questions abound from New Orleans public school parents, students, employees and education leaders as the new school year gets...

BGR Hosts Virtual Breakfast Briefing with John White, Former State Superintendent of Education

June 10, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted its first virtual Breakfast Briefing featuring John White, former Louisiana Superintendent...

BGR School Funding Guide Can Inform Sales Tax, Other Policy Discussions

May 7, 2020

One of the fiscal consequences of the public health emergency for New Orleans K-12 public education is plunging sales...

New Resource for Understanding Public Education Funding in New Orleans

March 18, 2020

Like the rest of the community, our attention is focused on the threats posed by COVID-19. At the same...

Supt. Trey Folse Discusses St. Tammany Schools at BGR Breakfast Briefing

September 17, 2019

Today, Trey Folse, superintendent of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System, presented at a BGR Breakfast Briefing entitled...

Jefferson Parish residents vote to give teachers pay raises


Source: WDSU

May 4, 2019

JEFFERSON PARISH, La. —Residents of Jefferson Parish voted to adopt a pay raise for teachers in the parish. A...

Jefferson Parish backs tax for teacher pay raises

By Drew Broach

Source: | The Times-Picayune

May 4, 2019

With a new School Board, new superintendent and new goal to improve academic performance from a C grade to...

Jefferson Parish voters overwhelmingly approve tax raise to pay teachers more

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Advocate

May 4, 2019

Jefferson Parish voters on Saturday resoundingly approved a new 7.9-mill, 10-year property tax to fund raises for teachers and...

Our Views: Vote to back teacher pay plan for better Jefferson schools

By Advocate Editorial

Source: The Advocate

May 3, 2019

With broad backing of the parish’s leadership, including the business community and teachers unions at one time at odds,...

New Orleans area voters to decide on tax issues in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany on Saturday

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

May 3, 2019

Voters in much of the New Orleans area will head to the polls Saturday to consider mainly requests involving...