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Principals At Bethune, Baby Ben Push To Charter Last District-Run Elementary Schools
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Nov 20, 6:00 AM: It's the general understanding that Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and Benjamin Franklin Elementary and Middle will become charter schools. The only question is when that will happen, and who will run them. The schools' >
Amid critical report, educators at Louisiana's alternative schools aid 'tough students that need a lot of attention'
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Nov 13, 6:44 AM: Louisiana's roughly three dozen alternative schools and 139 programs are riddled with problems and often fail to help the 18,000 students who use them.
Audubon Charter to open new school in Gentilly in August 2018
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Nov 9, 7:09 AM: Audubon Charter School plans to open a new school serving students in grades Pre-K through 8th in Gentilly next fall, according to a school news release Wednesday (Nov. 8). Audubon Gentilly will be located at the former >
Type 2 charter school scores vary broadly
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Nov 8, 7:04 AM: Northeastern Louisiana is home to six BESE-approved charter schools and two public laboratory schools tied to universities. Scores for those schools, provided Tuesday by the Louisiana Department of Education, range from A >
New online site will let Louisiana parents compare schools
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Nov 6, 7:45 AM: Louisiana's education department has created an online tool aimed at helping families evaluate and compare K-12 public schools and child care centers around the state.
Bullied teen gets back on course through online school
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Nov 6, 7:30 AM: That's when she turned to the Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA). The academy is a full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school. Students can enroll online or with the help of enrollment counselors over the >
New charter school set to open in Jefferson Parish
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Nov 2, 7:06 AM: The school, founded and funded by the Idaho-based education service company Athlos Academies, will house 650 students in kindergarten through 6th grade for the 2018 academic school year. A lottery will be held in February >
UNO explores possible replication of Hynes Charter on college campus
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Nov 1, 6:08 AM: Residents eager to enroll their children into the high-performing Edwards Hynes Charter School might see their odds of admission getting better. The University of New Orleans is currently in talks with Hynes about >
Get ready, parents: OneApp opens Wednesday for 2018 school year
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Oct 31, 5:37 AM: It may only be fall, but it's already time to start thinking about next school year: The 2018 application cycle for New Orleans public schools begins this week. OneApp launches Wednesday (Nov. 1), giving parents until Feb. >
School board members, advocates mull over Einstein Charter's 'egregious' transportation issues
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Oct 30, 4:58 AM: The Einstein Charter School network received heavy criticism Thursday afternoon (Oct. 26) during an Orleans Parish School Board committee meeting, where education advocates and residents gathered more than a month after >
Einstein Charter Schools Push Back Against Transportation Policy
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Oct 26, 5:58 AM: Mrs. Jackson's mornings are a race against the clock. Since Einstein Charter Schools don't provide transportation, Jackson drives her child to Einstein Charter School at Village De L'Est herself. >
Report faults state oversight of charter schools
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Oct 24, 5:58 AM: The Louisiana Department of Education has failed to implement state-required academic guidelines for deciding whether charter school contracts should be renewed, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said Monday. >
Some changes, many questions for Lafayette schools of choice
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Oct 19, 4:59 AM: The Lafayette Parish School Board on Wednesday approved changes to dozens of specialized academy programs across the district. However, the board pulled some of the more contentious changes for later consideration and left >
School of Choice proposals meet resistance
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Oct 18, 4:42 AM: The Lafayette Parish School Board is considering sweeping changes to dozens of specialized academy programs across the district.
New Orleans charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress -- but none met the targets
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Oct 17, 7:22 AM: In 2008, a few years after Hurricane Katrina, school officials in Louisiana asked aspiring charter-school leader Andrew Shahan to consider taking over the failing Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School in New Orleans' Upper >
Parents raise questions at Lafayette's Schools of Choice meeting
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Oct 16, 4:45 AM: The Lafayette Parish School Board's Schools of Choice committee is evaluating its proposed changes to the program after Saturday's public meeting.
Debate over busing for New Orleans schools pits school autonomy vs. parent choice
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Oct 16, 4:33 AM: When Einstein Charter Schools was cited last month for failing to provide busing for students in its elementary grades, Nikisha Bartholomew wasn’t surprised.
Louisiana charter school monitoring needs improvement, audit says
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Oct 10, 5:16 AM: A state audit released Monday criticizes how Louisiana's education department monitors charter schools, and calls on the agency to tighten its reviews to better track the performance of schools that educate tens of >
Louisiana Supreme Court case puts future of more than 3 dozen charter schools in jeopardy, has families on edge
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Oct 9, 6:16 AM: Christin Kaiser's daughter Mary-Grace is one of the roughly 16,000 students caught in the middle of a lawsuit before the Louisiana Supreme Court over the fate of more than three dozen charter schools.
East Feliciana Schools superintendent to propose online school in attempt to stem loss of students
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Oct 4, 6:03 AM: East Feliciana Parish's school superintendent told the School Board on Tuesday he will soon propose an online school in an attempt to stem the loss of students to charter schools approved by the state.

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