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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.

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05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges do our returning veterans face?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

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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06/16 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces (encore)

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

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04/16 - Opiates & the Bayou State

How is Louisiana tackling this serious addiction epidemic?


03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?


02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?


01/16 - Police POV: Body Cameras in Louisiana

What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?

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