Here are ways you can help strengthen education in our state:
- Stay Informed about Education in Louisiana - There are many perspectives about the issues and opportunities related to education in Louisiana today. Use your knowledge and influence to educate your peers and employees about the importance of high quality public education to Louisiana's future.
- Advocate and Support High Standards, High Performance, and Investment - In order to complete globally, Louisiana's students and schools must be challenged to meet high academic standards. They must also have effective teachers and school leaders and other resources to learn and succeed. This will require continued investment in education. You are also an important voice for encouraging policymakers to support policies and initiatives that can shape the future of Louisiana. Be an advocate of high-quality early care and education as a vital factor of economic growth and development. Learn about the 2011 Key Education Issues.
- Help Students to Graduate – Become a member of the Louisiana's Promise Community Leadership Team in your community. Challenge other community leaders and local education leaders to continually address the dropout problem. Support them in their efforts to graduate students. Visit Biz2School.com and LA ePortal.com to find out how you can partner with schools to provide relevant experiences for middle and high school students.
- Make a Financial Investment – There are many ways to financially support education in Louisiana such as taking advantage of state tax credits, adopting a school or supporting a local teacher. Find out more about how you can Invest in Education.
- Join Act Now! Louisiana – Strengthening education in Louisiana will take all of us. Join Act Now! Louisiana and encourage your employees to join also. Lending your voice and leadership in support of education can be a powerful influence in our state. By signing up, you pledge your support to make education the top priority in Louisiana. You will also receive ongoing communication from Act Now! Louisiana to keep you informed about what is happening in education within our state and across the nation.