Louisiana believes that those closest to children are the best equipped to make instructional decisions. Thus the Louisiana Department of Education provides guidance to educators about the best tools and training available to them, but leaves the ultimate decision making power about what to use and how to use it in the hands of parents, teachers, principals, and districts.

The Department provides unique resources and direct support at the teacher, principal and district levels that are most relevant to each. Teachers set goals, plan and instruct and evaluate results. Principals build strong teams, set goals, and lead instructional change. Districts choose high quality curriculum, assessments, and professional development and build systems for goal setting, observations, and feedback.

Teacher Support

Principal Support

District Support