Capitol news bureau
June 23, 2012
Three advisory panels totaling 113 members will work with state education leaders to help Louisiana reach its public school improvements goals, state Superintendent of Education John White said Monday.
The committees are part of the “Louisiana Believes” campaign, which White said is aimed at helping students, educators and families.
“And it is a plan that seeks change from the ground rather than through the bureaucracy,” he said.
The panelists were invited to the Governor’s Mansion on Monday evening.
The goals include a unified system of pre-kindergarten programs, new flexibility for local school leaders and more school choices for families.
The plans stem from about two dozen meetings around the state with educators, community leaders and others.
The largest panel includes 80 teachers from around the state.
Two others include principals and superintendents.
White said more discussions are planned, including talks with 12 local school boards that will take place in July and August.