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GRAD Act

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The GRAD Act was approved by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal in June, 2010.

As a result, the Board of Regents has entered into six-year performance agreements with each of the participating institutions. In the agreements, the institution commits to meeting specific performance objectives in exchange for increased tuition authority and eligibility to participate in certain autonomies. Read more

Master Plan

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Authorized by the state Constitution, the Master Plan provides a broad vision for the State’s higher education system and acknowledges its interdependence with the economy and its many contributions towards better lives for Louisiana’s citizenry.

The actions outlined in this Plan are guided by the reality that Louisiana must raise the educational attainment of its adult citizens if it is to compete successfully in the 21st century world economy. Read more

News Wire

Associated Press
Senate votes against legislative guns in State Capitol

Associated Press
Bill would remove legislative OK for Louisiana higher ed commissioner

Gannett
Jindal seeking way to get La. out of PARCC

Gannett
Jindal seeking way to drop Common Core, PARCC

Alexandria
Louisiana College president to step down

Alexandria
Turnaround plan for Alexandria school could lead to mass turnover

Baton Rouge
White restates Common Core support

Baton Rouge
State school superintendent gets good annual job review

Baton Rouge
Teach for America contract renewed

Baton Rouge
Panel OKs bill to stop drones

Baton Rouge
Senate panel sides with Advocate on public notices

Baton Rouge
House backs bill to create state agency for senior citizens

Baton Rouge
Senate OKs bill to sidetrack suits against energy industry

Baton Rouge
Ascension school district employees get 3 percent raise

Baton Rouge
Edith Kirkpatrick, arts and music patron dies at 95 (former Board of Regents member and Kay Kirkpatrick's mother)

Lafayette
UL Nursing student credited with saving kids lives as oak falls through home

Lafayette
Dimly lit Girard Park a concern for UL students

Lafayette
Lafayette schools to add thousands of computers for testing

Lake Charles
Geymann supports early review of budget

Lake Charles
TAX AND BOND ELECTION BILLS SHOULD BE SCUTTLED

Lake Charles
Banners named Outstanding Arts Organization for la. Culture Awards

Monroe
GSU students planning tribute for dead classmate

Monroe
Louisiana Tech engineering students win national design competition

Monroe
Gallot brings Ruston students to state Capitol

Monroe
5 arraigned in $7 million food stamp fraud case

Monroe
Vitter sets stage for gubernatorial run

Monroe
Our View: Congratulations to our scholars

New Orleans
John White talks Common Core and Jindal

New Orleans
State education board backs Superintendent John White with positive evaluation

New Orleans
Tulane launches expansive new educational website dedicated to Gulf South music, culture

New Orleans
Gov. Bobby Jindal flip-flops on Common Core: James Varney

Ruston
‘Diesel Dawg’ to return to Shell Eco-Marathon

Ruston
Terry Bradshaw talks Tech

Ruston
EDITORIAL: Tech’s dream on the way to coming true

Shreveport
Northwestern State to join Spring/Fling hosting at BPCC

Shreveport
Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra and NSU Choirs to perform April 24

Regional/National
MAP: The Most Underrated College In Every State

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FAST FACTS

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Through the development and promotion of the Louisiana Transfer degree, a robust articulation and transfer system is now in place.

Graduation Rates are increasing overall.

Louisiana higher education fall enrollment has increased by 16,167 students since 2008.

Working with BESE, the Board of Regents has helped to ensure that more students are graduating from high school ready for college or career. ACT scores are on the rise.

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