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Why 2 Louisiana private school tuition programs are still growing, but at slower pace
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Jul 23, 5:15 AM: After rapid growth in its first two years, the voucher program has hovered around 7,000 children annually for the past few years. About 120 private schools participate, or about a third of the private schools operating in >
'Huge challenge' lies ahead for Orleans Parish schools after systems' reunification, superintendent says
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Jul 20, 5:45 AM: The return of all of New Orleans’ public schools to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board is a “major milestone” that nonetheless presents a “huge challenge” for the system as it battles slipping test scores and >
Letters: Time to put students first
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Jul 19, 4:42 AM: InspireNOLA is an incredibly successful network whose recent test scores speak for themselves: One of the network’s schools, 42 Charter School, has the highest growth in test scores in New Orleans, and Wilson Charter >
Opinion:A Better Way to Run Schools
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Jul 16, 7:07 AM: After Katrina’s devastation, New Orleans embarked on the most ambitious education overhaul in modern America. The state of Louisiana took over the system in 2005, abolished the old bureaucracy and closed nearly every >
Here's how an online school taking over at Tallulah Charter will work for families
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Jul 13, 5:57 AM: University View Academy will provide educational services at the Tallulah site on Cedar Street for the 2018-19 school year. Tallulah students will receive instruction from UVA while continuing to attend the Tallulah >
A tiny hop in LEAP: New Orleans area public school systems mostly see gains on state test scores
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Jul 11, 5:06 AM: Lake Forest Elementary and Lusher Charter School in New Orleans, where students also must pass admissions tests, also were among the top 10, as was Pontchartrain Elementary in Mandeville.
Online learning is helping Louisiana inmates stay out of prison
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Jul 9, 6:23 AM: About two-thirds of prisoners go back to jail within three years of being released, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But an online learning platform at 15 correctional facilities are helping Louisiana >
New Orleans charter schools add parents to boards to increase parent involvement
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Jul 6, 6:34 AM: Charter schools in New Orleans have been adding parents and recent graduates to their governing boards as part of their return to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board.
Lake Charles College Prep taking steps to boost performance
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Jul 6, 5:40 AM: In an effort to improve school performance and culture, officials with Lake Charles College Prep will partner with Talent Development Secondary, an educational nonprofit group based on research from Johns Hopkins >
Commentary: New Orleans uses disaster to reform broken public schools
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Jul 5, 4:36 AM: Recall that nearly 13 years ago, one of the effects of the Hurricane Katrina cataclysm was to largely wipe out the city's abysmal public schools. New Orleans' educational system was essentially rebuilt from the ground up >
Rural students learn about high-tech career options
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Jul 3, 5:23 AM: In the past, West Carroll Superintendent Richie Strong said, SCA money was almost entirely used for dual enrollment in academic courses, but Louisiana Superintendent John White saw a need to make the money available for >
Opinion: New Orleans must keep looking forward in education
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Jul 2, 4:52 AM: OPSB will be smaller than before, because teachers teach students -- bureaucracy doesn't. Going forward, charter boards and school teams will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of their own schools. The remaining >
Parents told their kids aren't guaranteed pre-K seats at Kenner Discovery after lottery error
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Jun 26, 6:46 AM: The original lottery for 40 available spots was held in May, and the parents whose children were selected were notified May 31. But officials later discovered that not all of the 95 students whose first choice was Kenner >
La. budget deal spares two key education programs
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Jun 26, 6:04 AM: The state’s main prekindergarten program for children from low-income families will remain intact, state Superintendent of Education John White said. Salary supplements for Catholic and other non-public schools will also >
Editorial: However we get there, Louisiana needs to do all it can to tackle difficult schools situation
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Jun 25, 5:06 AM: There is, and in many places in Louisiana, the legacies of poverty over a couple of generations can seem an insurmountable obstacle. The good news is that many schools are seeking to beat the odds, including innovative >
Louisiana's teacher overhaul already impacts one third of prospective educators
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Jun 20, 7:06 AM: The key to the overhaul is a requirement that college seniors spend a year in the classroom working with a veteran mentor to experience a school year unfold from start to finish.
Teachers union contract under fire: How to get experienced educators into tough schools
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Jun 20, 6:48 AM: The contract between JCPS and the teachers union, Jefferson County Teachers Association, prevents administrators from moving teachers from one school to another without the teacher being willing to move. JCPS critics say >
These 4 charter schools applied to open in New Orleans in 2019
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Jun 19, 5:59 AM: More than 90 percent of New Orleans students attend charter schools that are publicly funded but operated by independent nonprofits, which is an arrangement unlike anywhere else in the nation. The rigorous process for >
Slowdown in new charter school openings in Baton Rouge is expected in 2019
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Jun 4, 6:40 AM: The number of charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish has doubled over the past five years, with four more opening in August. But 2019 may prove to be the first year in a decade that no new charter schools opens. >
Appeals court affirms Monroe City Schools decision to close charter school
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Jun 1, 6:01 AM: The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal issued a decision affirming a Fourth Judicial District Court for Ouachita Parish ruling that the Monroe City School Board (MCSB) had not erred in its decision to close >

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