Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued an executive order to create a Governor’s Advisory Council to prepare the state to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Council, consisting of fifteen members chosen by Gov. Edwards, is charged with reviewing the ESSA and with making recommendations for Louisiana state government, education agencies, and schools. The Council’s first report is due to the Governor by December 31, 2016, with an additional (and final) report by March 1, 2017.
The press release: http://gov.louisiana.gov/news/edwards-signs-executive-order-creating-new-education-council
The executive order: http://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/ExecutiveOrders/JBE16-17.pdf
The press release doesn’t say the extent to which the Council will use Louisiana’s Equity Plan for education, written in June 2015, which has gone into effect. The plan can be found here: