Teacher Darcy McKinnon teaches math to her seventh grade class at Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 22, 2006

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(The Advocate)

September 12, 2018

Louisiana's Education System Is Evolving: Here's What Parents Need to Know

Teacher Darcy McKinnon teaches math to her seventh grade class at Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 22, 2006

Photo by Lee Celano/Reuters

by Julia H. Kaufman, Jill S. Cannon, Shelly Culbertson

Over the past several years, Louisiana has taken big steps to improve its education policies and the education of the state's children, from birth to grade 12. RAND research suggests that the reforms have been ambitious. Parents can help their children benefit from the reforms by being informed about the changes and knowing how to take advantage of new resources. Here are four big changes adopted in the last few years with suggestions for parents on how to make the most of them.

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Julia Kaufman, Jill Cannon and Shelly Culbertson are policy researchers at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation.

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