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Janet Howard
President & CEO, Bureau of Governmental Research, New Orleans

Janet Howard is the president and chief executive officer of the Bureau of Governmental Research, a non-profit, nonpartisan research group dedicated to informed public policy making in the New Orleans area. Prior to joining BGR, Ms. Howard practiced commercial and banking law in New Orleans, New York City and London. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

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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?

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04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

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

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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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