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Election Day is Saturday, October 12th.

Early voting runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5. 

“There is still more work to do. We must continue to sustain and expand our efforts so that every child has access to an excellent education and a real opportunity to succeed in life. I’m running for reelection so I can continue to make a difference.”

“There is still more work to do. We must continue to sustain and expand our efforts so that every child has access to an excellent education and a real opportunity to succeed in life. I’m running for reelection so I can continue to make a difference.”

Kira’s hard work has helped accomplish the following:

More students are graduating better prepared for college and careers, especially students of color. In 2018, we saw the largest graduating class in state history, and for the first time, African-American student on-time graduation rates surpassed the national average.

On BESE, Kira worked with the Governor for teacher pay raises, increased funding for early childhood education and better college and career preparation for high school students.

Kira and Governor

Kira’s efforts on BESE have resulted in significant improvements to student outcomes. More students in Louisiana, and more African American students in particular, are:

  • Scoring 21 and above on the ACT;
  • Graduating from high school in four years and with early college credit and industry career credentials;
  • Eligible for TOPS scholarships; and
  • Enrolling in college.

In the News

Teacher Raises Win Final Passage From Louisiana Lawmakers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's public school teachers will get $1,000 pay raises next year and districts will get $39 million more to spend on operations. The House gave final passage to the school financing plan with a 103-0 vote, ending a stalemate between...

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