The mission of the Shreveport-Bossier Business Alliance for Higher Education
is to promote economic development by aligning the offerings of higher education with the needs of the business community:
For more Information on the SBBA, please visit http://www.sbba4he.org or contact
Dr. Johnette Magner at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alliance for Education changes the question between education and business leadership from “what can you do for us?” to “what can we do together to educate all children well?”.
The Alliance focuses on raising graduation rates, preparing students for success in college and career, and bridging the skills gap in our community by:
PATH TO EXCELLENCE
Sponsored by Willis-Knighton Health Systems and operated by the Alliance for Education, the Path to Excellence program recognizes schools that exhibit excellence in overall performance and improvement as measured by School Performance Scores
Criteria: Path to Excellence awards go to schools who are in the top 25% of all Louisiana schools based on improvement in School Performance Scores from the previous year.
Honored schools will be recognized in four ways:
JUMP START SCHOOL PLANNING GRANTS
The Alliance for Education will award grants of up to $20,000 to qualifying schools in Caddo Parish that commit to expand the opportunity for students to earn a Louisiana High School Diploma within the JumpStart Pathway.
This expansion of the JumpStart Pathway to a diploma includes piloting high-demand/high-wage JumpStart Career Pathways for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years through the acquisition of teacher credentials and teacher training such as professional development, externships and industry-based credentials, as well as expanded training for Career Counselors to work with each student seeking the JumpStart Pathway to a LA High School Diploma.
To be eligible, individual schools must submit an Implementation Plan which will be scored competitively for a robust school-based JumpStart Pathway Program.
In supporting this program, the Alliance for Education will also be participating in providing best practices in the Jump Start initiative in Louisiana that is already attracting nationwide attention. This is likely to help other school districts and schools across the state and nation in developing and organizing their effort.
The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce held one-on-one interviews with each of the candidates for Louisiana Governor and for the Northwest Louisiana State Legislative races in an effort to inform and educate our members on the positions of each candidate.
We have completed our 2016 State Issues List. These issues were approved by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors during their April Board Meeting. They were based on the priorities of our membership. These issues are being monitored in Baton Rouge during the 2016 State Legislative Session.
The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors adopted the 2016 Federal Issues during their February 24th, Board Meeting. These issues were compiled from the member survey results which were then prioritized for advocacy by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.
If you would like additional information on this process or general information on advocacy of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
Click here for the 2016 Federal Issues