- 3 new charter schools could serve 7,000+ Baton Rouge kids, but evaluator says they shouldn't open
- > Jun 14, 12:47 PM: An outside evaluator is urging the rejection of the three latest applicants seeking to open new charter schools in Baton Rouge, including two applicants recommended by a prominent charter school booster organization that has
- Opinion: Baton Rouge needs more high-quality charter options for great schools
- > Jun 8, 6:43 AM: Great schools are the foundation of strong communities. Over the last nine years, New Schools for Baton Rouge has helped scale two dozen public charter schools that today serve nearly 10,000 students. These schools demonstrate that
- New Orleans schools leader Henderson Lewis Jr. to leave in 2022: 'The time is right'
- Jun 2, 6:37 AM: Henderson Lewis Jr., the New Orleans public school superintendent who is credited with leading schools' return from state to local oversight, will step down from his post in 2022, he said Tuesday.
- Louisiana Legislature approves $37B budget, including teacher pay raises, higher education spending
- > May 28, 7:55 AM: Following an hours-long flurry of back-room deliberations, Louisiana’s Senate on Thursday approved a multi-billion spending plan for next year, adopting a series of budget bills that provide pay raises for public school teachers,
- Anti-union campaign pushes back, interim CEO named at Bricolage as union election nears
- May 27, 7:49 AM: An anti-union campaign reportedly being led by teachers and support staff at Bricolage Academy has been pushing back against an organizing effort as Friday's union election date for the New Orleans charter school nears.
- 13,000 kids will be in summer school in New Orleans -- triple the normal amount
- > May 24, 8:09 AM: NOLA Public Schools, the local district that authorizes 77 charter schools, announced this week more than 13,000 students are expected to attend some form of summer school, meaning nearly a third of the city's public school students
- Superintendent: NOLA Public Schools will be in-person this fall
- > May 21, 8:22 AM: NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. wants to see all students on campus in the fall and won’t require charters to offer distance learning except in extenuating health-related circumstances, he told Orleans Parish
- Union vote set for May 28 at New Orleans' popular Bricolage Academy charter school
- May 10, 8:19 AM: Educators with Bricolage Academy, the popular elementary school on Esplanade Avenue, will vote on whether or not to have a union in an election held by the National Labor Relations Board later this month.
- Fewer options likely next school year for Louisiana students learning virtually from home
- > May 3, 5:40 AM: Amid ongoing concerns about the safety of physically returning to classrooms in a pandemic, Louisiana schools vastly expanded remote-learning options this past year — and tens of thousands of students have taken advantage of
- Again, Ben Franklin High School rated tops in state, U. S. News says
- > Apr 27, 8:10 AM: Ben Franklin High School is the 64th best high school in the nation, according to a report issued Tuesday by U. S. News & World Report. The school is also the top rated in Louisiana. Lusher Charter School is listed as No. 156 by the
- Educators at Bricolage Academy in New Orleans file petition with labor board to form union
- > Apr 21, 7:15 AM: Educators at Bricolage Academy, a popular, B-rated school on Esplanade Avenue that serves about 700 students in pre-K through 8th grade, are one step closer to forming a union after filing a petition with the National Labor
- How can New Orleans public schools improve? The district wants you to answer that question
- > Apr 20, 6:23 AM: The process, which is done every few years but is now being created with community input for the first time in recent history, will help schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. and the Orleans Parish School Board map out the
- After long debate, decision on start Baton Rouge schools in July put off a week
- > Apr 16, 7:46 AM: Despite opposition from many teachers and many parents, a proposal to move up by two weeks the start of the 2021-22 school year in East Baton Rouge Parish in order to help reverse COVID learning loss is still kicking and will be
- One out of six Baton Rouge school teachers stayed home Monday as part of a protest
- > Apr 13, 6:00 AM: About 16% of the teachers and instructional staff in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools opted to take Monday off, many in protest of a proposal from the new schools superintendent to shorten the summer break by two weeks and
- Rooted School, a New Orleans charter with flexible learning plans, flagged for class credit issues
- > Apr 13, 5:48 AM: Nearly a dozen seniors at Rooted School, a charter school in New Orleans set to graduate its inaugural class this year, will have to make up credit hours before graduating after the school landed in hot water with district officials
- Two charter school groups seek authorization in Baton Rouge
- Apr 9, 7:13 AM: New Schools for Baton Rouge this week announced that two charter school groups are applying for authorization from the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to open institutions in the Capital Region.
- OPSB supports legislation giving superintendent less power in state law
- > Mar 22, 7:36 AM: The Orleans Parish School Board unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for a suggested revision of a local lawmaker’s bill that would remove NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr.’s unique power — given
- 4 new charter schools for Baton Rouge focus on aviation, college prep, legal profession
- Mar 22, 7:09 AM: After slowing down during the coronavirus pandemic, the charter school movement in Baton Rouge will resume its prior fast growth this fall when four new charter schools open their doors for students.
- Vermilion Parish chool Board hears pitch for new charter school
- > Mar 18, 6:31 AM: Vermilion Parish School Board Member Kibbie Pillette and other board members listened to the presentation from four different members of the Charter Schools USA team. The charter representatives explained to the school board members
- Baton Rouge school leaders feared a coronavirus budget crisis. Their finances actually got better
- Mar 11, 7:36 AM: After years of spending more than it took in — which sometimes caused job cuts at schools — the parish school district instead managed to sock some money away in the bank last year.