Roundup: Levelset launch / Center for Disaster Philanthropy / Mandatory kindergarten

    Subcontractor reviews: Levelset, a provider of software services for construction firms, today announced the launch of Subcontractor Payment Profiles. Through the website, general contractors and material suppliers will be able to read performance reviews, obtain project histories and get payment rankings on more than 23,000 subcontractors throughout the U.S. See the announcement. 

    Leadership change: The Center for Disaster Philanthropy board of directors has named  Kenneth M. Jones II, vice president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, as its new board chair. Jones will succeed Lori Bertman, chief executive of the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation. Bertman was a co-founder of the Washington, D.C.-based CDP. See the announcement. 

    House approval: A bill that would make kindergarten mandatory in Louisiana for children who are 5 years old cleared its final major hurdle Thursday, winning approval in the House after a long debate, The Daily Advertiser reports. Democratic Baton Rouge state Sen. Cleo Fields’ SB10 requiring parents to send their children to kindergarten or offer a home schooling equivalent cleared the House on a 59-31 vote. The bill must return to the Senate for approval of changes made in the House before securing final passage. Gov. John Bel Edwards has said he will sign it into law. Read the full story.