Curt Eysink was appointed executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal in July 2009. He is focused on making Louisiana the best state in the country to get a job or grow a business. The LWC is working to achieve this goal by increasing workforce participation across the state and by building a first-class workforce delivery system that meets the needs of business and industry.
Under Eysink’s leadership, the LWC has:
• Become one of the top 10 states for people served by its Workforce Investment Act program.
• Expanded its workforce development programs to include Louisiana Rehabilitation Services.
• Re-engineered the unemployment insurance system into a re-employment program.
• Made the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund one of the five strongest in the nation.
• Implemented workers’ compensation medical treatment guidelines.
He previously served as director of marketing for Louisiana Health Care Review Inc., and as city editor of The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
How well is the state’s public school system really performing?
One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.
The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee
LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.
“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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