Resolution seeks TOPS changes study

Article By: Elizabeth Crisp | June 5, 2014 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

The Louisiana Legislature didn’t push through any significant changes to the TOPS program this session, but a resolution that quietly passed on the final day instructs a long list of groups — the state Board of Regents and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, business leaders and the Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options — to study the tuition assistance program and recommend changes before next year’s session.

Senate Education Committee Chairman Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, said Wednesday that he’s not sure what will come of the group’s report, but he’s glad the future of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students is being discussed.

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