Education Week Gives Louisiana Schools “C” Average
Louisiana's education system just got its report card, and it's not looking very good. The state got an overall grade of "C" from Education Week's annual ranking of state school systems. That 77.2 grade is slightly above the national average and ranks the state 23rd in the nation. But Louisiana failed in student achievement for grades K through 12. The only bright spot? An "A" grade for the state's Standards, Assessments, and Accountability. BESE Board President Penny Dastugue says the state is taking steps to raise standards and implement programs they know show improvement in student achievement.