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    Descriptive info: .. CABL 50th Commemorative Limited Print.. For a small donation, CABL is offering special 50th Anniversary Commemorative Limited Edition Prints.. Get yours today.. more.. CABL Supports Nation-wide Common Core.. CABL supports Louisiana's effort to incorporate the national "Common Core" academic standards.. Louisiana's teachers and students should be given all the benefits of this major effort to raise achievement.. more (PDF).. Local District Education Fact Sheets.. CABL has put together Academic Fact Sheets on all local school districtst..  ...   CABL Session Wrap.. Special Session to Finish Budget Would be Huge Mistake.. Time for a Reality Check on College Tuition.. Working for Louisiana.. Founded in 1962, CABL works to improve the quality of life for Louisiana citizens by raising awareness of critical issues, promoting sound policy, fostering civic leadership and championing government accountability.. Home.. |.. About CABL.. Elections.. Leadership Louisiana.. Education.. Library.. CABLWire.. Copyright © 2010.. Council for A Better Louisiana.. All Rights Reserved.. Designed by K-fx², Inc..

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    Descriptive info: The Council for A Better Louisiana.. Unique among statewide organizations, CABL promotes ideas for the betterment of Louisiana that cut across political, social and ideological boundaries.. CABL's greatest asset has always been its members.. The organization draws from a rich resource of citizen leaders who bring a wealth of experience, expertise and fresh ideas to the discussion of important public policies.. CABL's members are involved.. Collectively, they offer an independent voice of reason, articulating public concerns on the critical issues of the day, while holding elected officials accountable to voters.. Involvement in CABL yields results.. State leaders look to CABL as an active participant in efforts to  ...   place where people who are truly concerned about Louisiana can come together and work for the common good.. It focuses its resources on the positive changes needed to move our state forward economically, educationally and culturally.. CABL's record is one of committed involvement, advancing positive ideas in the public arena and the corridors of government.. The organization's priorities are a clear reflection of its mission, to make Louisiana a better place for all who live here.. Get More in our Booklet on CABL's History.. (PDF).. Find us on Facebook.. The Mission of CABL.. Priorities.. Achievements.. Officers & Board of Directors.. Join CABL.. Commemorative Print.. Annual Meeting.. Contact CABL..

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    Descriptive info: Welcome to CABL's Citizen Central.. The issue of tax reform may longer be front-and-center during the 2013 legislative session.. However, CABL believes that the recent debate has been helpful.. It was the start of a positive conversation that should be built on.. Given that, we have added a section on tax reform to this part of our web site as we hope to keep the conversation moving forward.. Click here for more information on tax reform.. Additionally, citizens can get general information on the following:.. ·.. CABL's.. Public Policy Briefing and Policy Priorities.. to help citizens.. and officials understand the issues facing public education and other.. areas in Louisiana.. Voter-friendly.. Issues Briefings.. which provide information for citizens and officials about select state issues.. Louisiana Fact  ...   to and how to.. It's all here.. And.. get breaking updates by subscribing to the.. following us on.. Facebook.. If you care about Louisiana, you need to know….. About the issues.. About the officials.. About what they say they’re going to do.. Priority Issues.. Elected Officials.. K - 12 Education.. Post-Secondary Education.. Fiscal/Budget.. Innovatin/Economic Development.. Governor.. Legislature.. Statewide Officials.. Latest News/Info.. Elections/Voting.. Calendar.. LA Fact Book.. Registering to Vote.. Where do I Vote?.. Early Voting.. Voter Resources.. > K-12 Education.. > Post-Secondary Education.. > Fiscal/Budget.. > Innovation/Economic Development.. Tax Reform.. > CABL's Views.. > Resources & National Articles.. > Governor.. > Legislature.. > Statewide Offices.. > Calendar.. > LA Fact Book.. > Registering to Vote.. > Where do I Vote?.. > Early Voting.. > Voter Resources..

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    Descriptive info: [Alumni Log In].. Read the Summer 2013 Leadership LA Alumni News (PDF).. Application Period for 2013 Leadership Louisiana Now OPEN!.. Extended Deadline November 29th.. Click Here for Application (PDF).. Leadership Louisiana nominations are accepted year long.. Click here for PDF.. 2013 Leadership.. LA Schedule.. Opening Session - Lafayette: January 17-19.. New Orleans: July 11-13.. Houma/Gulf Coast: March 7-9.. Monroe: September 19-21.. Baton Rouge: May 9-11.. Closing Session - Lake Charles: November 13-15.. ______________________________________________________.. Louisiana's Future Depends on Quality Leadership.. Louisiana has many assets.. Our natural resources and cultural diversity are well known and our human potential abounds.. But to truly move Louisiana forward the citizen leaders of today must understand the complex issues that drive our state, recognize the opportunities that others might not see, and shape them into the reality of meaningful progress.. That’s the goal of.. By enhancing the capacity of emerging and current Louisiana leaders to effectively address key public issues, it empowers civic-minded citizens to  ...   and program partners serve to inspire participants to build on their own experiences to expand the potential of the place they call home.. Today,.. boasts a broad network of nearly 1,000 alumni from every region of the state.. They are leaders from many sectors – civic, business, government, university, professional, cultural and nonprofit.. Together, they represent a group of committed citizens who have made a difference in Louisiana.. "The opportunity to connect with the.. most talented people in our state.. is invaluable to our success as civic leaders.. ".. -- 2002 Alumnus.. Thanks to the generous support of our LEAD Sponsors:.. Wurtele.. Foundation.. Coughlin-Saunders Foundation.. Leadership Louisiana Class 2005 on the beach at Port Fourchon.. Members of Leadership Louisiana Class 2011 enjoying a reception at the.. Louisiana Supreme Court Building in New Orleans.. Program Highlights.. Participation.. Application.. Session Dates & Agendas.. > New Orleans.. Lafayette&Default.. aspx?pane_0=leadership_lafayette_agenda&pane_2=leadership_menu&pane_4=leadership_header&pane_5=leadership_rightmenu&pane_8=leadership_lafayette_agenda_title&pane_3=leadership_submenu&foldheader=foldinglist-0_0_5" class="RightMenuItem" >Current Class.. 2013 Class Scrapbook.. Leadership Alumni Lists.. Alumni News and Directory..

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    Descriptive info: CABL Is Working to Improve Louisiana’s Public Schools.. CABL PreK-12 Education Policy Priorities.. Improve School Board.. Governance, Establish Clear.. Roles/Responsibilities for Superintendents and Principals.. on Personnel.. – CABL strongly supports policies that delegate authority and responsibility for personnel decisions to the appropriate.. district.. leaders - not school boards - in line with best practices recommended by governance studies and national organizations.. These policies include: reducing board micro-management; establishing the superintendent as CEO for all personnel and operations while holding him/her accountable for results; giving principals authority to hire a strong faculty based on student needs; and removing state RIF or salary mandates based solely on seniority so districts can attract and keep high quality educators.. These common sense policies are of critical importance to school leaders’ success and for true public accountability.. Get the latest Louisiana Report Card on Major Education Indicators (PDF):.. a comprehensive listing of outcomes, trends.. and national or regional comparisons.. Increase and Support High Quality Teaching –.. CABL supports efforts to insure quality instruction and good teachers for all children, no matter where they live.. This includes requiring.. a statewide rigorous and fair educator evaluation system that also incorporates professional development, rewards, consequences and tenure reform.. In conjunction, CABL also supports using classroom performance to base salary levels and RIF policies while allowing districts to create incentives for effective educators.. Teach for America and TAP are also important strategies for low-performing schools.. No parent wants their child to be in a classroom with an ineffective teacher, even for one or two years.. Improve School and District Leadership –.. CABL is currently engaging in efforts to identify challenges and solutions for local district and school leaders, including in the areas of support, development and recruitment.. High performing schools, no matter the socio-economic background of the students, have strong principals and instructional leaders.. Higher Expectations Through Better Standards.. – Louisiana’s standards for students, such as reaching minimum grade level or being prepared for college, are relatively low compared to other states.. Higher  ...   charter schools and also giving nonpublic school scholarships to students who are assigned to ‘D’ and ‘F’ public schools and come from low-income families.. Parents should also have options such as academic, language emersion, and high-tech/career magnet schools.. To better prepare more students for careers and college, CABL also supports giving high school students access to specialized, in-demand or advanced courses not currently available in their public schools (i.. e.. course provider program, dual enrollment).. All school and course options should have sound authorizing guidelines and strong academic accountability.. State Recovery School District.. for Chronically Low-performing Schools.. – This means rigorous RSD school standards for student progress, having community advisory boards, and protecting a strong BESE process for returning schools to local boards that is based on student achievement, willingness/stability of the RSD school, and local school board factors.. Increase Readiness for College and Career Training, Better Meet Workforce Needs.. —For over a decade CABL has and continues to advocate for effective dropout prevention strategies, increasing access to high-quality and in-demand courses (i.. course provider options, dual enrollment), and expanding AP courses and career-tech collaborations.. Meanwhile, Louisiana’s.. workforce.. needs for a better educated and trained citizenry remain at a near-critical state.. Increase Access to High Quality Pre-K for At-Risk Students.. —CABL has been an advocate for more early childhood programs for well over a decade.. It also supports recent legislative and BESE efforts to insure the quality of all publicly-funded pre-K programs (Head Start, nonpublic, district, state) through more consistent and higher standards appropriate for young children, and, letting parents know how well the programs serve children.. LA's 2012 Education Reforms.. > Background.. > About the 2012 Ed Reforms.. > Act 1.. > Act 2.. > Act 3.. > Act 386.. > Other Policy Changes.. > What Can You Do?.. > Additional Info & Resources.. Local District Fact Sheets.. LA Education Report Card.. School Board Initiative.. > Role of a school board.. > Selecting a candidate.. > Candidate questions.. > Resources.. Education Library.. Education Links..

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    Descriptive info: Publications.. Economic Development, Education, Poverty.. Briefings.. Economic Development, Education.. Voter Opinion Polls.. People's Agenda Voter Surveys, Education, Juvenile Justice.. Press Releases.. 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.. Legislative Session Updates.. Reviews and Commentary on past Special and Regular Legislative Sessions.. Capitol Updates..

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    Descriptive info: LA Report Card on Major Education Indicators.. To help keep Louisiana parents, policymakers and citizens better informed, CABL’s.. Louisiana Report Card on Major Education Indicators.. provides up-to-date state test results, trends, and national and regional comparisons from public K-12 to post-secondary education.. This quick-reference report connects the dots and highlights key findings and strategic issues.. Despite some progress, the current 2013 edition of the.. Report Card.. shows that Louisiana  ...   improvement.. Current achievement levels of Louisiana students continue to indicate a compelling need for systemic district and school changes that will give everyone a better chance at success -- whether that’s reading at grade level or obtaining an associate degree for a high-skilled career.. Check back often for updates and important new information.. Click here to get the latest edition of the.. Louisiana Report Card on Major Education Indicators (PDF)..

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    Descriptive info: School District Fact Sheets.. To help paint the picture of where we are now on public education in Louisiana, CABL has compiled easy-to-use summary Fact Sheets on key academic indicators for each individual.. School System.. , 69 in all.. These are designed to inform citizens and policymakers on how our students, schools and systems are performing now.. For a more comprehensive look at academic outcomes for the state as a whole, see the.. 2013 LA Report Card on Major  ...   Central Community.. City of Baker.. City of Bogalousa.. City of Monroe.. Claiborne.. Concordia.. Desoto.. East Baton Rouge.. East Carroll.. East Feliciana.. Evangeline.. Franklin.. Grant.. Iberia.. Iberville.. Jackson.. Jefferson.. Jefferson Davis.. Lafayette.. Lafourche.. LaSalle.. Lincoln.. Livingston.. Madison.. Morehouse.. Natchitoches.. Orleans (OPSB).. Ouachita.. Plaquemines.. Pointe Coupee.. Rapides.. Red River.. Richland.. Sabine.. St.. Bernard.. Charles.. Helena.. James.. John the Baptist.. Landry.. Martin.. Mary.. Tammany.. Tangipahoa.. Tensas.. Terrebonne.. Union.. Vermilion.. Vernon.. Washington.. Webster.. West Baton Rouge.. West Carroll.. West Feliciana.. Winn.. Zachary Community Schools..

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    Descriptive info: Membership and Donations for CABL and/or the Foundation for A Better Louisiana.. The Council for A Better Louisiana is comprised of civic-minded men and women from across our state who work together to make.. Louisiana.. 's future brighter.. Won't you join us?.. Becoming a member of the Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL) and/or contributing to the Foundation for A Better Louisiana (FABL) is easy and is a tax deduction.. Membership.. Simply look through the chart on our.. membership form.. and determine the level of dues that would be appropriate for you or your organization.. Then pay  ...   Baton Rouge.. LA.. 70821.. or email to.. info@cabl.. org.. Donations.. Donations to CABL and/or FABL may also be paid through PayPal or by mail (.. ).. What’s the Difference Between CABL and the Foundation?.. The.. (CABL) is a 501(c) 6 organization.. Seventy-five percent of CABL dues income is used for non-lobbying expenditures which may be deductible as a.. business expense.. Support of our work is also available through the.. Foundation for a Better Louisiana.. (FABL), a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c) 3 organization.. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible as a.. charitable contribution.. CABL Donation/Membership Dues:.. FABL Donation/Membership Dues:..

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    Descriptive info: CABL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide organization working on issues in the public interest.. It does this by raising citizen awareness, advancing public policies, holding government accountable, and fostering civic leadership.. CABL was founded in 1962 with the mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens of Louisiana.. CABL values cultural diversity within its programs, and is dedicated to the powerful ideas and issues that bind people together, as they work to move Louisiana forward..

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