The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, Caroline Roemer Shirley, Executive Director, is hosting a weekly series on the state of public education in Louisiana, focusing on the increasing diversity of options in the public school market. 

The half-hour show, titled Educating Louisiana, airs every Thursday at 8:30 pm on Cox Cable Station 4 in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New Orleans markets. The show is hosted by Veronica Brooks, LAPCS's Policy Director.

Ms. Brooks began her career in education with Teach For America as a middle school science teacher and went on to work with Washington, DC Public Schools and the Louisiana Department of Education before joining LAPCS. She earned a Masters in Public Policy with a focus on Education from George Washington University.

Previous shows have featured Representative Stephen Carter, Chair, House Education Committee; Board of Elementary and Secondary Education President Chas Roemer and Associated Professional Educations of Louisiana (APEL) Deputy Director Jennifer Andrews. 

Thursday, March 27th's show will feature Quentin Messer, Jr., Louisiana Economic Development Assistant Secretary, and Keith Courville, Executive Director, APEL. 

All shows are archived online at

To find out more about LAPCS, go to or call (504) 274-3651.

About Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) is a 501c3 non profit organization whose mission is to increase student achievement by supporting, promoting, and advocating for the quality charter school movement.