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Friday, April 12, 2013

PAR Issues Research Brief on Tax Reform

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PAR Issues Research Brief on Tax Reform
April 12, 2013                  

Louisiana's Taxes: Problems, Solutions and 
the Controversy of Reform
PAR is releasing a report today outlining key taxes issues facing the state and placing these into the context of the current debate on reform. The report summarizes the challenges in various areas of Louisiana tax policy and offers potential remedies for consideration. The report also reviews the Governor's so-called Plan A proposal and draws important lessons from that initiative as the Legislature continues to consider new proposals. The full research brief can be found here.
The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan public policy research organization focused on pointing the way toward a more efficient, effective, transparent and accountable Louisiana government. PAR was founded in 1950 and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations. 

PAR is an independent voice, offering solutions to critical public issues in Louisiana through accurate, objective research and focusing public attention on those solutions.

More about PAR at 


TLT Group Inc: Members Exchange: Learn and Use Evernote for Educational Purposes using the Designated Learner Approach April 17, 2013

Members Exchange: Learn and Use Evernote for Educational Purposes using the Designated Learner Approach April 17
17 Apr 2013 2:00 PM EDT

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Members Exchange

Learn and Use Evernote for Educational Purposes using the Designated Learner Approach
(This session is free to TLT Group Members Fee to others)

April 17, 2013 2:00pm Eastern Time
Leaders: F
eaturing Irene Knokh, Steven Grinde and Celeste Smith along with Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others

Evernote may be just the application we need to help us organize all of our digital resources. Irene Knokh will show us how using the Designated Learner instructional strategy. This link will take you to what we are learning about the Designated Learner instructional strategy. We will add to this based on your input during the session. In addition, we will explore how Evernote is being used to support learning.

In preparation for our session,
you will need to create an account with Evernote and download the application. You are encouraged to have a working USB headset and/or desk USB microphone so you can participate via voice as well as chat. During the session you will have the option to watch or follow along.



DESIGNATED TEACHER: Irene Knokh, MAED, Instructional Designer, Professional Development and Education, University of Michigan Hospital System


DESIGNATED LEARNER: Steven Grinde Instructional Developer Academic Computing Team Norwich University


DESIGNATED LEARNER: Celeste Smith, City of Portsmouth Public Library



This session is free to TLT Group Individual Members.  ($75 to others)

Check your institution's status here
if you have your membership through an institutional subscription.

All of the TLT Group’s online offerings include use of “low threshold” tools, examination of controversial issues, options for participants with a range of experience, and suggestions for assessment as you integrate what you’ve learned into your repertoire. 

More information and online registration: Members Exchange: Learn and Use Evernote for Educational Purposes using the Designated Learner Approach April 17

Hope you can join us!


The TLT Group, A Non-Profit Organization    301-270-8312


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