- U.S. Supreme Court ruling should change vouchers aid in Louisiana, official says
- > Jul 1, 7:38 AM: A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday should change the way Louisiana provides aid for students from low-income families to attend private schools, the president of the state's top voucher advocacy group said.
- Renaissance Charter academies focusing CARES Act funds on technology needs: 'It's the vector to learning'
- > Jun 24, 7:19 AM: Lafayette’s two Renaissance Charter academies are investing most of their CARES Act allocations toward purchasing computers and internet hotspots for the fall, focusing on technology and internet access as the foundation
- Black-led charter schools in New Orleans declare Juneteenth a holiday, starting this year
- > Jun 19, 7:28 AM: Starting Friday, more than a dozen New Orleans charter school organizations led by African Americans will now recognize Juneteenth as an official holiday, according to a statement put out Thursday by school leaders.
- New Orleans charters get millions in small business loans, furthering debate on coronavirus aid
- > Jun 19, 7:18 AM: More than two-thirds of New Orleans' charter school organizations have applied for federal loans through the congressional act to help keep businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, garnering criticism from some
- Five of six new Baton Rouge charter schools set to open in August delay a year, four more apply
- > Jun 8, 7:38 AM: A year ago, ignoring complaints that it would blow a hole in future budgets, the East Baton Rouge School Board approved six new charter schools to open in the Capital City in time for the 2020-21 school year.
- New Orleans charter school celebrates student, first Ivy League acceptance
- > May 28, 7:04 AM: One New Orleans charter school is celebrating a student who was accepted into Yale University, their first to go to an Ivy League school. JaJaun Refuge is the salutatorian in her graduating class at KIPP New Orleans.
- Parental, professional experience drives Orleans Parish schools leader's coronavirus response
- > May 26, 8:00 AM: Edwards' order to close schools came on a Friday afternoon. By the following Monday -- March 16 -- New Orleans schools had already but into motion a community-wide feeding program. By May 12, officials said the district
- Cade Brumley, Jefferson Parish schools leader, named Louisiana superintendent of education
- May 21, 7:46 AM: Cade Brumley, superintendent of the Jefferson Parish school system, was named state superintendent of education Wednesday after two tense rounds of voting.
- With 25% of New Orleans Schools’ Charters Expiring and No Test Data to Show How They’re Doing, Educators Seek a Change in State Law
- > May 19, 8:29 AM: At the same time, in New Orleans, education policy watchers also could hear dominoes beginning to fall. Annual performance reports are the backbone of the city’s unique system for overseeing charter schools, which make up
- Agreeing on new state superintendent of education remains thorny topic
- May 19, 7:19 AM: Louisiana’s top school board hopes to name a new state superintendent of education Wednesday, but getting a super majority of the panel to agree on a choice remains a major hurdle.
- 1 in 5 Orleans public school students learning from home don't have access to internet
- > May 13, 7:26 AM: As New Orleans Public Schools wrap up a truncated 2019-20 school year and plan for an uncertain 2020-21 school year in the fall, the school district estimates that one of every five students who were forced to work from
- Acadiana Renaissance Charter pushing ahead with plans to open high school in August
- > May 11, 7:24 AM: Administrators at Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy are charging ahead with plans to open a high school branch in August, undeterred by uncertainty surrounding the structure of the new school year amid the novel
- Einstein Charter online lessons bring band room and gym home to students
- May 8, 7:27 AM: When Einstein Charter School campuses closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students left behind not only desks and lockers and cafeteria trays, but also band instruments and gym equipment.
- Supplies distributed to students at Young Audiences Charter School for at-home art projects
- May 7, 7:46 AM: Art supplies were distributed to students so they could participate in art projects even though schools were shut down.
- For the first time, most New Orleans charter schools to follow unified calendar in the fall
- > May 6, 5:39 AM: For the first time in New Orleans' charter school history, the majority of the K-12 institutions authorized by the local school district will follow a citywide, unified calendar, slated to start this fall.
- Some New Orleans charter schools receive Payroll Protection loans, others wait to hear
- May 5, 6:00 AM: At least three New Orleans charter school groups have received federal Payroll Protection Program relief and several others have applied to the lifeline program.
- Schools shutdown means uneven instruction, 'Children are missing out on an education'
- > Apr 27, 7:10 AM: Louisiana’s makeshift public school system shows huge gaps in how students are being taught amid the coronavirus pandemic. Shortcomings in two key areas help tell the story of an education system in flux.
- Our Views: Louisiana's educational deficits likely to get worse because of coronavirus
Students are missing around nine weeks of traditional classroom time. While at least 40 of Louisiana’s 69 school districts are offering some form of distance education, that means many are not.
Apr 24, 7:41 AM:
- 28% of public school students lack access to computers to assist with distance learning, state survey shows
More than 1 in 4 public school students lack access to a computer or tablet at home to assist with distance learning during the classrooms shutdown sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a state survey >
Apr 21, 8:08 AM:
- Absent exams and letter grades, charter school accountability is certain to be different next year. But it’s not yet clear how.
- > Apr 21, 7:58 AM: With nearly one-quarter of the city’s public schools nearing the final year of their charter contract, that leaves a big question for the district. How will it decide which charter schools to renew come December?
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