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Einstein Charter online lessons bring band room and gym home to students
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May 8, 7:27 AM: When Einstein Charter School campuses closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students left behind not only desks and lockers and cafeteria trays, but also band instruments and gym equipment.
Supplies distributed to students at Young Audiences Charter School for at-home art projects
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May 7, 7:46 AM: Art supplies were distributed to students so they could participate in art projects even though schools were shut down.
For the first time, most New Orleans charter schools to follow unified calendar in the fall
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May 6, 5:39 AM: For the first time in New Orleans' charter school history, the majority of the K-12 institutions authorized by the local school district will follow a citywide, unified calendar, slated to start this fall.
Some New Orleans charter schools receive Payroll Protection loans, others wait to hear
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May 5, 6:00 AM: At least three New Orleans charter school groups have received federal Payroll Protection Program relief and several others have applied to the lifeline program.
Schools shutdown means uneven instruction, 'Children are missing out on an education'
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Apr 27, 7:10 AM: Louisiana’s makeshift public school system shows huge gaps in how students are being taught amid the coronavirus pandemic. Shortcomings in two key areas help tell the story of an education system in flux.
Our Views: Louisiana's educational deficits likely to get worse because of coronavirus
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Apr 24, 7:41 AM:

Students are missing around nine weeks of traditional classroom time. While at least 40 of Louisiana’s 69 school districts are offering some form of distance education, that means many are not.

28% of public school students lack access to computers to assist with distance learning, state survey shows
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Apr 21, 8:08 AM:

More than 1 in 4 public school students lack access to a computer or tablet at home to assist with distance learning during the classrooms shutdown sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a state survey released Monday. >

Absent exams and letter grades, charter school accountability is certain to be different next year. But it’s not yet clear how.
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Apr 21, 7:58 AM: With nearly one-quarter of the city’s public schools nearing the final year of their charter contract, that leaves a big question for the district. How will it decide which charter schools to renew come December?
'You can’t leave this': Educators compare Katrina's impact on schools with coronavirus
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Apr 20, 7:02 AM: Home to periodic hurricanes and storms, mostly notably 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana has been forced before to close schools for extended periods, sometimes with big consequences for schoolchildren.
NOLA Public Schools expects charters to teach through end of school year
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Apr 17, 7:44 AM: A day after Gov. John Bel Edwards extended his public school closure order through the end of the academic year, the NOLA Public Schools district said it wants its schools to keep educating students.
Non-traditional school leaders give advice to Louisiana parents during pandemic
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Apr 16, 7:31 AM: Leaders of non-traditional schools based out of New Orleans and Baton Rouge give some advice to parents whose students who will not be back in their classrooms for the remainder of the 2020 school year.
State will outline further online school plan Wednesday; No classes held on campus
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Apr 15, 6:41 AM: Governor John Bel Edwards announced Monday that he intends to keep all K-12 public school buildings closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. More, specific information from state education leaders will be released at 4 p.m. >
Many private, Catholic schools charging full tuition while coronavirus has schools closed
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Apr 2, 7:26 AM: It's a situation unfolding in living rooms across the New Orleans area: amid coronvirus-related closures, parents are suddenly getting a crash-course in homeschooling, with some help from afar by regular instructors.
OneApp results are in, and one quarter of applicants didn't get any of their school choices
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Apr 1, 7:04 AM: Results have come in from the first round of OneApp, the Orleans Parish school district's unified enrollment system, and competition keeps getting tougher for parents hoping to score a place in the city's top public >
New Orleans charter school leader, policy director discuss successes with virtual learning
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Mar 25, 7:30 AM: Jura says the crisis has underscored the need to expand access to technology, especially in rural areas of the state and country. School systems and smaller charter networks have had to identify the need for high-speed access to the >
During coronavirus closures, just over half of Louisiana school districts offering online classes
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Mar 24, 6:39 AM: Just 39 of 69 public school districts in Louisiana are offering "distance learning" during the closure of classrooms because of the coronavirus, according to a survey done by the state Department of Education.
Letters: Charter students showed concern, intent to keep learning no matter what
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Mar 20, 6:38 AM: In this time of uncertainty, it’s important that we share positive moments. I have no doubt that our community will grow from this unique time we are in and it will be because our kids, our families and an incredibly committed team >
NOLA Public Schools buys 5,000 wireless hotspots for students during statewide school closure
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Mar 19, 5:32 AM: The NOLA Public Schools district has purchased 5,000 wireless hotspots for students to use during Gov. John Bel Edwards’ month-long statewide school closure aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus in Louisiana, according to a >
NOLA public charter schools expanding college and career pathways for thousands of students
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Mar 4, 6:36 AM: In this unique educational environment, organizations such as Collegiate Academies, the citywide YouthForce NOLA collaborative and others have had the flexibility to innovate, develop partnerships and expand pathways to careers in >
Mary D. Coghill School board sues to block loss of its charter in New Orleans
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Feb 13, 7:52 AM: Two months after Orleans Parish School Board members unsuccessfully attempted to save Mary D. Coghill Elementary School's charter, the school's governing organization has sued the board and Orleans Parish school district to prevent >

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