BESE

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Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) has asked Gov. John Bel Edwards to cancel the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program, also known as LEAP.

Teachers at Kids of Excellence in New Orleans start the morning off with songs in circle time.
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A state board of education commission is asking the Louisiana state legislature to expand access to early childhood education to more than 100,000 children in need at a cost of more than $800 million over 10 years.