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D. Scott Hughes
Executive Director, Alliance for Education

Scott Hughes currently serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance For Education, a non-profit organization located in Shreveport (LA) focusing on systemic improvement of the public education system in the seven parishes of northwest Louisiana. He is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration.

Scott is very active in civic activities and has served on a number of local Board of Directors including the Boy Scouts of America, the YMCA, Shreveport Green and several area Chambers of Commerce. Scott received the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Young Leader Award in 1999, was named Small Business Person of the Year in 2000 and was a graduate of the CABL Leadership Louisiana Program Class of 2007. He serves on the editorial board and writes a monthly column on politics for SB Magazine and serves as the on-air political analysts for KTBS-TV, the Shreveport market ABC affiliate.

The son of a retired Air Force officer and school teacher, Scott grew up living around the country and the world, but now by choice lives in Shreveport with his wife and two children.

Current Topic


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?

Recent Topics


02/15 - Dollars per Barrel: Oil Prices & Louisiana

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices?


01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?


12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?


11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?

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