Push in East Baton Rouge to Use ESSA Funding for Choice

Push in East Baton Rouge to Use ESSA Funding for Choice

August 12, 2018

Charles Lussier reports for The Advocate that as the East Baton Rouge Parish public school system works to “quickly” spend a $2.2 million federal school improvement grant, a number of school choice advocacy groups are pressing school officials to use this ESSA-based funding to “expand ‘high quality options’ as alternatives to the district’s 32 schools that have D and F letter grades from the state of Louisiana.”