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Virtual Academy of Lafourche provides online education
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Feb 15, 7:42 AM: The Virtual Academy of Lafourche is a Type 1 Charter School that services approximately 500 public school students yearly who reside in Lafourche Parish. VAL provides an online curriculum for its students grades K-12.
Orleans School Board wants to see McDonogh 35 live on under a new 'non-charter' operator
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Feb 12, 7:31 AM: The Orleans Parish School Board released two proposals Wednesday (Feb. 7) for the McDonogh No. 35 Senior High School. One proposal is for a temporary operator for its remaining students. The other proposal is for a long-term >
Autistic third-grader finds success in virtual school
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Feb 5, 7:09 AM: After struggling in earlier grades with reading and communicating, Northup said he was finally diagnosed with mild autism. "He also has ADHD and pretty severe anxiety issues," Northup said. At that point she pulled her son out of >
Are The Top New Orleans Public Schools Weeding Out Certain Kids?
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Jan 31, 5:50 AM: Historically in New Orleans, white families and middle- and upper-income families have largely attended private schools. Some of the best public schools, like Lusher Charter School, were designed to attract those students into the >
What Does It Take To Get Into New Orleans' Top Public Schools?
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Jan 30, 6:48 AM: Families across New Orleans are deciding where to send their kids to school next year. Parents can now use the district’s OneApp — an online application that allows you to apply to many schools at once. The district then tries to >
LDOE releases annual report on voucher schools
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Jan 30, 6:46 AM: The Louisiana Department of Education recently, quietly released performance data for schools in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
State budget drops private schools entirely
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Jan 25, 7:53 AM: State Superintendent of Education John White said Tuesday the governor’s new budget would eliminate subsidized lunches and other reimbursements to private schools.
Audubon Charter School expanding blended Montessori and French immersion program to Gentilly campus
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Jan 12, 5:53 AM: Unlike the Uptown campuses, Audubon Gentilly’s curriculum will integrate Montessori learning and French language immersion, resulting in a brand new program.
Einstein parents protest for yellow bus transportation from charter network
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Jan 10, 6:25 AM: The Orleans Parish School Board filed a lawsuit against Einstein Charter Schools in November after the district claimed the school network violated its charter contract by not providing yellow bus transportation to its students. >
School district reprimands Einstein Charter Schools for enrolling students outside OneApp
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Jan 4, 6:06 AM: Einstein Charter Schools circumvented the city’s centralized enrollment system this fall by signing up students on its own, which the Orleans Parish School Board says violates its policies.
The Emerge Center to become a charter school, expand services for autistic children in East Baton Rouge
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Jan 2, 7:00 AM: The tiny private kindergarten Corey and Avery attended at Emerge is about to undergo a significant transformation and expansion. The private school is closing and in August will reopen as The Emerge School for Autism, a public >
Einstein Charter students might be back on city buses in January while lawsuit lingers
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Dec 21, 7:11 AM: A court case over a dispute between the Orleans Parish School Board and Einstein Charter Schools over the network's decision not to provide free yellow school bus transportation will be heard in January in Orleans Parish Civil >
Lawsuit over bus service for Einstein Charter students gets Loyola law clinic's backing
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Dec 20, 7:36 AM: The law clinic at Loyola University's College of Law on Monday (Dec. 18) joined six education and youth advocacy organizations in filing an amicus brief supporting the Orleans Parish School Board's lawsuit against Einstein Charter >
Orleans Parish School Board to study long bus rides, early pickups
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Dec 14, 6:48 AM: Most public schools in New Orleans are charters, open to anyone regardless of where they live. That means some youngsters catch a bus before dawn to trek across the Mississippi River or to the other side of town. The longest rides >
State board opts not to renew charters for 3 New Orleans schools: report
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Dec 14, 6:42 AM: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has voted not to renew the charters for three New Orleans schools for next year because their performance scores haven't met standards, according to a report from The Lens.
Tallulah Charter School's doors could be closed for good
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Dec 13, 8:01 AM: Parents say their children were excelling at the school. The board of elementary and secondary education isn't convinced, which is why it denied its charter renewal.
OPSB superintendent: 'A Unified Path Forward' will give students strong boost needed as Recovery schools return
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Dec 12, 6:58 AM: This coming July marks the beginning of a new era for public schools in New Orleans. For the first time since Katrina, all Recovery School District schools will be back under the oversight of the locally elected Orleans Parish >
BESE to close failing Tallulah Charter School
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Dec 12, 6:51 AM: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education committee voted Monday to close Tallulah Charter School. The School Innovation and Turnaround Committee will allow Northeast Claiborne Charter in Junction City to complete its full, >
Should high-performing schools be awarded renewal of their charters for a full 10 years?
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Dec 11, 6:53 AM: The Orleans Parish School Board is reconsidering whether to allow high-performing schools to renew their charters for a full 10-year term, but some like Lusher Charter School say the longer term is needed to plan for future >
Study says charter schools don’t have incentives to offer pre-kindergarten programs
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Dec 8, 7:31 AM: The number of pre-kindergarten seats in New Orleans has dropped substantially since Hurricane Katrina, and researchers think it’s connected to the shift to independent charter schools.

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