Louisiana to dedicate federal money to technology, workforce development

By: David Jacobs, The Center Square

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plans for $50.3 million in new federal education dollars primarily focus on technology and workforce development, his office said Wednesday.

Under the federal CARES Act, Louisiana received the money to establish the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, meant to help education entities deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governors had discretion to decide how to divvy up the funds…

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