- Two contracts for new charter schools in Baton Rouge to start 2021 preliminarily approved
- > Aug 7, 7:37 AM: Fifteen months after approving their application, the East Baton Rouge school system has finally worked out contracts with a homegrown charter group to start two schools in Baton Rouge that could eventually be among the largest in
- 'Expectations Will Not Be Lowered': Charter Leaders Say Remote Learning Will Be Rigorous
- Aug 6, 7:15 AM: New Orleans Public Schools were in “emergency mode,” and instructional quality suffered, said Joey LaRoche, chief strategy officer for KIPP New Orleans. But he said that isn’t the case anymore.
- Teachers, community members urge NOLA Public Schools to require stronger protections for charter school employees
- > Jul 31, 7:18 AM: Teachers and community members on Thursday asked the Orleans Parish School Board to require stronger protections for school staff and students at its nearly 80 independent charter schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s not
- As schools turn to offering virtual options, will it fuel an online education model in the future?
- Jul 27, 6:15 AM: As districts scramble to implement online learning platforms before school returns next month, virtual programs are seeing a huge increase in applications that some experts believe may shift the future of education.
- Does New Orleans’ charter school system need reform?
- > Jul 21, 7:47 AM: Lynn Rhodes-Polk had only been on the job as principal for two months when Better Choice was informed that its charter would not be renewed because of its “F” school performance score. The school was also at the center of two
- Charter school returns to class, OLOL helping to keep classrooms safe
- Jul 16, 8:09 AM: While many school districts are still mapping out their plan to reopen next month, one school in Baton Rouge is already back in the classroom.
- Four charter school applicants in Baton Rouge rejected, free to appeal to BESE
- Jul 10, 6:38 AM: Following the advice of an outside evaluator, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday voted unanimously to deny four applicants seeking to open new charter schools in Baton Rouge.
- These are a few new ideas New Orleans Catholic schools have for when students return
- Jul 8, 7:41 AM: As Catholic schools prepare for a return to class next month, preliminary plans from individual schools are sharpening the picture of what fall will look like for some families.
- U.S. Supreme Court ruling should change vouchers aid in Louisiana, official says
- Jul 1, 7:38 AM: A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday should change the way Louisiana provides aid for students from low-income families to attend private schools, the president of the state's top voucher advocacy group said.
- Renaissance Charter academies focusing CARES Act funds on technology needs: 'It's the vector to learning'
- > Jun 24, 7:19 AM: Lafayette’s two Renaissance Charter academies are investing most of their CARES Act allocations toward purchasing computers and internet hotspots for the fall, focusing on technology and internet access as the foundation of a
- Black-led charter schools in New Orleans declare Juneteenth a holiday, starting this year
- Jun 19, 7:28 AM: Starting Friday, more than a dozen New Orleans charter school organizations led by African Americans will now recognize Juneteenth as an official holiday, according to a statement put out Thursday by school leaders.
- New Orleans charters get millions in small business loans, furthering debate on coronavirus aid
- > Jun 19, 7:18 AM: More than two-thirds of New Orleans' charter school organizations have applied for federal loans through the congressional act to help keep businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, garnering criticism from some groups for
- Five of six new Baton Rouge charter schools set to open in August delay a year, four more apply
- Jun 8, 7:38 AM: A year ago, ignoring complaints that it would blow a hole in future budgets, the East Baton Rouge School Board approved six new charter schools to open in the Capital City in time for the 2020-21 school year.
- New Orleans charter school celebrates student, first Ivy League acceptance
- May 28, 7:04 AM: One New Orleans charter school is celebrating a student who was accepted into Yale University, their first to go to an Ivy League school. JaJaun Refuge is the salutatorian in her graduating class at KIPP New Orleans.
- Parental, professional experience drives Orleans Parish schools leader's coronavirus response
- > May 26, 8:00 AM: Edwards' order to close schools came on a Friday afternoon. By the following Monday -- March 16 -- New Orleans schools had already but into motion a community-wide feeding program. By May 12, officials said the district had served
- Cade Brumley, Jefferson Parish schools leader, named Louisiana superintendent of education
- May 21, 7:46 AM: Cade Brumley, superintendent of the Jefferson Parish school system, was named state superintendent of education Wednesday after two tense rounds of voting.
- With 25% of New Orleans Schools’ Charters Expiring and No Test Data to Show How They’re Doing, Educators Seek a Change in State Law
- > May 19, 8:29 AM: At the same time, in New Orleans, education policy watchers also could hear dominoes beginning to fall. Annual performance reports are the backbone of the city’s unique system for overseeing charter schools, which make up nearly the
- Agreeing on new state superintendent of education remains thorny topic
- May 19, 7:19 AM: Louisiana’s top school board hopes to name a new state superintendent of education Wednesday, but getting a super majority of the panel to agree on a choice remains a major hurdle.
- 1 in 5 Orleans public school students learning from home don't have access to internet
- > May 13, 7:26 AM: As New Orleans Public Schools wrap up a truncated 2019-20 school year and plan for an uncertain 2020-21 school year in the fall, the school district estimates that one of every five students who were forced to work from home during
- Acadiana Renaissance Charter pushing ahead with plans to open high school in August
- > May 11, 7:24 AM: Administrators at Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy are charging ahead with plans to open a high school branch in August, undeterred by uncertainty surrounding the structure of the new school year amid the novel coronavirus