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OPSB opens online school to recapture students, MFP money
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May 26, 6:51 AM: The Ouachita Parish School Board set in motion a plan Tuesday to open an online school, or virtual academy, to stem the loss of state funding, which occurs when parish students attend virtual charter schools instead of traditional >
Poll: More New Orleans voters favoring return of schools
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May 24, 6:51 AM: New Orleans residents may be warming to the idea of the local school board regaining control of the public schools it lost after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Coghill charter teachers vote to unionize
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May 23, 5:33 AM: Another New Orleans charter school is now unionized. Mary Coghill Charter's teachers and staff voted in favor of union representation 36-22 Friday (May 19), United Teachers of New Orleans president Jim Randels said in a statement. >
New Orleans superintendent recommends new charter school dedicated to coastal ecology apply to state
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May 22, 6:31 AM: Surprising backers of one of the most unusual charter school proposals floated in the city, Orleans Parish Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis on Thursday recommended that the School Board deny an application to create New >
New Orleans could get 5 new charter schools, including Audubon expansion
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May 19, 6:54 AM: Almost all New Orleans public schools are charters, publicly funded but run by independent nonprofits. They must periodically hit academic targets to stay open.
Avoyelles School Board says ‘No’ to Red River Charter
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May 19, 6:53 AM: For the fourth time in four years, the Avoyelles Parish School Board has rejected an application to allow Red River Charter Academy (RRCA) to open in the parish.
East Baton Rouge School Board to consider giving BASIS a school, renewing Aramark’s contract
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May 18, 6:23 AM: An outside evaluator hired by the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has recommended approving applications from two charter school groups, including Scottsdale, Arizona-based BASIS Schools, and rejecting five others.
Public, charter school budget gets approval from committee
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May 18, 6:10 AM: The House Education Committee unanimously approved the state budget plan for next year’s public and charter schools Wednesday.
Magnolia Charter School faces steep lease increase
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May 17, 6:16 AM: Shreveport's only charter school faces a ten-fold increase in its lease payments next year -- payments that are causing the school to run in the red.
Governor’s bid to curb vouchers killed by Senate committee
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May 12, 5:59 AM: With little fanfare, Gov. John Bel Edwards' proposal to limit access to vouchers was rejected Thursday by the Senate Education Committee. Five of the panel's seven members cast "no" votes.
Monroe City School Board declines charter application
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May 10, 6:45 AM: At a meeting Tuesday, the Monroe City School Board voted not to accept a charter proposal from Pathway to Success of Monroe.
Charter schools seek approval from board
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May 8, 6:53 AM: Two charter schools have submitted applications with the St. Landry Parish School Board in order to begin operations in 2018.
Online K-12 school with statewide reach forms early college aimed at getting students associate degr
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May 8, 5:30 AM: An online charter school that educates children from all over Louisiana is joining a small fraternity of public schools in the state that provides eligible students a pathway to earning an associate degree while they are still in >
East Baton Rouge School Board finalizing agreements with charter school groups for as many as 8 new
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May 5, 6:52 AM: Almost a year after agreeing to the idea in principle, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday tentatively approved contracts with a Texas-based group and a New Orleans-based group to open as many as eight charter >
Ascension School Board denies proposed Rayborn Charter School application for the fifth time
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May 3, 5:46 AM: The Ascension Parish School Board, following a consultant's recommendation, has denied the application of a charter school, for the fifth year in a row.  The organizers of the proposed Rayborn Charter School have applied >
The many challenges of charter schools in N.O. exposed at hearing
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May 2, 5:58 AM: New Orleans is the nation’s largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of public schools in New Orleans and launched a nearly complete transformation of a >
Is virtual education the future?
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Apr 28, 6:19 AM: For a variety of reasons, families like the Northups have turned to virtual schools for greater flexibility and individualization than a traditional brick-and-mortar school can provide. In Central Louisiana parishes, at least 337 >
Charter board delays action on Coghill teachers’ request for union recognition
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Apr 27, 4:57 AM: Teachers at Mary D. Coghill Charter School will have to wait at least two more weeks to learn if the board that oversees the school will voluntarily recognize their union.
Governor’s bid for major changes in teacher evaluations sparking pushback
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Apr 24, 6:49 AM: Louisiana's 2010 overhaul of annual teacher evaluations was touted as a way to provide a meaningful snapshot of teacher effectiveness and improve student performance in the classroom.
At Mahalia Jackson, parents lurch from chartering to closure to uncertainty
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Apr 24, 6:41 AM: School closures, charter takeovers and leadership changes have become common in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. In just four months, families at Mahalia Jackson have faced all three.

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