State: Louisiana


Your Guide to Data and Services for Louisiana

SREB works with Louisiana policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources — plus details on how Louisiana uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

Louisiana Members of the Board

John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, ex officio (2020)
Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, New Orleans (2018)
Monty Sullivan, President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Baton Rouge (2020)
Francis C. Thompson, State Senator, Delhi (2021)
John C. White, State Superintendent of Education, Baton Rouge (2019)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Louisiana Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Gerald Long, State Senator, Winnfield
Dan W. “Blade” Morrish, State Senator, Jennings
Patricia Haynes Smith, State Representative, Baton Rouge
Francis C. Thompson, State Senator, Delhi

Publication November 20188 pages

College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.


Publication June 201840 pages(18E03-LA)

Louisiana: Looking Closer

Looking Closer is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.



News News Release

Governor Edwards of Louisiana Re-Elected Chair of the Southern Regional Education Board
Chancellor Johnson of Oklahoma is vice chair

LAC officers are Senator Millar of Georgia and Representative Carney of Kentucky

Atlanta, Georgia — June 26, 2018 — Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana was re-elected to serve another one-year term as chair of the Southern Regional Education Board. He was re-elected at the organization’s annual meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, on Sunday.

Publication May 20164 pages

Professional Learning

SREB researchers gathered information on efforts in Louisiana, particularly at the Louisiana Department of Education, to foster effective professional learning on the state’s college- and career-readiness standards, the Louisiana State Standards. In collaboration with SREB states and national experts, SREB identified a set of expected state actions — “look-fors” — in four areas of state leadership in professional learning.