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IDEA charter group building third Baton Rouge school near Metro Airport to open in August
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Feb 1, 7:39 AM: A Texas-based charter school group is readying to open its fourth school in Louisiana and third in Baton Rouge this fall on 15 acres of vacant land just south of the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.
Op-Ed: Giving Louisiana kids a school that fits
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Jan 29, 9:04 AM: Louisiana students and parents have faced countless challenges over the past year. From uncertainties surrounding in-person classroom instruction to navigating the ins and outs of virtual learning, these difficulties have >
Charter leaders, Orleans school district bracing for grim budget forecasts due to coronavirus
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Jan 18, 8:37 AM: As NOLA Public Schools contends with the largest swell in coronavirus cases to date, the district and its charter schools are bracing for another looming crisis: the financial fallout from the relentless COVID-19 >
It’s back to business for area charter schools
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Jan 14, 7:21 AM: While campuses have re-opened, each of the charter schools still maintain their fully virtual option for families. While a few families elected to continue or switch to the virtual option at the start of the spring >
With One App deadline looming, see which public schools close their rounds first
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Jan 11, 7:45 AM: A key deadline for certain New Orleans public schools is looming, with Friday being the last day for applications at some sought-after public charters for the 2021-22 school year.
Opinion: Charter schools vital ingredient in meeting virus' educational challenges
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Jan 8, 7:03 AM: In Louisiana, we’ve faced a lot in the past 12 months: A pandemic, a recession, and more hurricanes than we care to count. But in that time, we’ve also learned and adapted.
Can a Baton Rouge charter school set higher standards to advance grades? AG's office says 'yes.'
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Jan 4, 7:31 AM: A popular charter school in Baton Rouge is pushing ahead with implementing higher standards for promoting its students to the next grade after a recent favorable legal opinion from the state Attorney General. >
Letters: Teacher union pushes extra pay; job grueling but not dangerous
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Dec 23, 7:58 AM: Not content with having a secure job, enviable health care benefits and a state tax-free pension, the teachers union seeks to elbow its way in the front of the grievance line claiming to be heroic victims in their efforts >
Principals adopting new tools to keep tabs on student’s virtual school attendance
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Dec 15, 8:38 AM: Lankford is the principal at South Baton Rouge Charter School. She says charter school principals are adopting tools to help keep parents in the loop of their students’ school day.
Opinion: Pandemic or no, it's time to put falling charter schools in the hot seat
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Nov 24, 7:54 AM: You may have seen a few stories out lately about New Orleans’ charter schools, and whether or not they’ll be renewed. About a third of them have a D or an F grade. Remember, we allegedly went to charters because the >
Louisiana could see first overhaul in school scrutiny in more than 20 years
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Nov 17, 7:49 AM: State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley on Monday outlined potential sweeping changes in public school operations to tackle shortcomings in six critical areas that keep Louisiana near the bottom in national surveys >
Letters: Schools are not playthings of tycoons, nor children corporate pawns
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Nov 10, 6:03 AM: These wealthy business owners seek to influence our School Board’s search for a superintendent and criticize the unanimous vote to install Interim Superintendent Adam Smith.
Nearly a third of New Orleans charter schools being considered for renewal have D or F grades
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Oct 21, 7:27 AM: Nearly a third of the 18 charter schools in New Orleans up for renewal this year could be given to new operators or shut down because of poor academic performance, an Orleans Parish School Board committee was told >
Union wants Baton Rouge teachers to stay home next Monday to prompt deeper cleaning at schools
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Sep 29, 7:32 AM: A teacher union wants East Baton Rouge Parish public school employees to take a day off next Monday in an effort to close down schools and compel better cleaning and sanitizing of school buildings to curb the spread of the >
Livingston teacher unions call for 'sickout' Wednesday; schools will remain open
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Sep 23, 7:20 AM: Teachers unions representing about 1,100 of Livingston Parish's 1,590 public school teachers want their members to stay home from school Wednesday in a "day of action" targeting a school board that they say doesn't respond >
Arts programs limited in New Orleans charter schools, and challenge continues with coronavirus
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Sep 16, 7:06 AM: New Orleans is a city that prides itself on artistic and cultural heritage, yet the public school district has fewer students enrolled in arts classes than similar districts in East Baton Rouge or Caddo parishes. >
Should a Baton Rouge charter school be able to raise the bar for advancing to the next grade?
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Sep 9, 7:22 AM: A popular charter school in Baton Rouge is hitting turbulence as it seeks special standards for promoting its children to the next grade, standards likely more difficult than those in other East Baton Rouge Parish public >
Opinion: 'School choice' has ramifications that dig deep into how education is funded
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Sep 9, 5:27 AM: Regardless, the Livingston schools are funded through a combination of sales and property taxes. A recently passed millage renewal goes to fund almost all of the administrative assistants in the district. Could you imagine >
NOLA Public Schools collects first round of virtual attendance
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Sep 2, 6:51 AM: This week, the NOLA Public Schools district is asking its schools to track virtual learning attendance so the district can establish a baseline rate and determine whether it needs to intervene to ensure more students are >
On Hurricane Katrina’s 15th Anniversary, 5 New Orleans Educators Tap Lessons From the Storm to Confront COVID-19
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Aug 24, 8:22 AM: Reams have been written about the unprecedented effort launched in the wake of the disaster to reform New Orleans’s schools. The state seized all but the top performers and contracted with nonprofit charter school >

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