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Teresa Falgoust
KIDS COUNT Coordinator at Agenda for Children

Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Teresa has held the KIDS Count Program Coordinator position at the Agenda for Children since 2005. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Center maintains the best available data and statistics on the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children. Teresa brings expertise in accessing and using data on child well-being in Louisiana, including data on economic security, education, early education, juvenile justice, health and child welfare. Through her work at Agenda for Children, she has been involved in a range of initiatives to improve access to quality early care and education, including the Greater New Orleans Rebuild Child Care Collaborative and the New Orleans Early Education Network. She holds a B.A. in Political Studies from Bard College.

Current Topic

11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?

Special Presentation

Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

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


Recent Topics

10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?

09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

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