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Louisiana ranked first in education reform

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - StudentsFirst recently released its annual State Policy Report Card that named Louisiana as the top state in the nation. 

StudentsFirst is a non-profit education policy group that evaluates states on whether the right policy environments are in place to best serve students and raise achievement levels.

The ranking highlighted Louisiana as a national leader for innovative education policy. 

StudentsFirst praised Louisiana for establishing a strong teacher evaluation system, empowering parents with information, increasing choice in education through the scholarship program and charter schools and management of the Recovery School District.

Louisiana retained its 1st in the nation ranking from StudentFirst’s 2013 report card showing that Louisiana continues to be on the front lines in the education reform effort.

“This report shows that Louisiana is a national leader for creating innovative education policies that get results for students,” Gov. Bobby Jindal said. “Our reforms are empowering parents with choice and information by providing them with useful and easy-to-understand data regarding school performance letter grades.”

Click here to view the report: http://reportcard.studentsfirst.org.