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Many private, Catholic schools charging full tuition while coronavirus has schools closed
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Apr 2, 7:26 AM: It's a situation unfolding in living rooms across the New Orleans area: amid coronvirus-related closures, parents are suddenly getting a crash-course in homeschooling, with some help from afar by regular instructors. >
OneApp results are in, and one quarter of applicants didn't get any of their school choices
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Apr 1, 7:04 AM: Results have come in from the first round of OneApp, the Orleans Parish school district's unified enrollment system, and competition keeps getting tougher for parents hoping to score a place in the city's top public >
New Orleans charter school leader, policy director discuss successes with virtual learning
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Mar 25, 7:30 AM: Jura says the crisis has underscored the need to expand access to technology, especially in rural areas of the state and country. School systems and smaller charter networks have had to identify the need for high-speed >
During coronavirus closures, just over half of Louisiana school districts offering online classes
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Mar 24, 6:39 AM: Just 39 of 69 public school districts in Louisiana are offering "distance learning" during the closure of classrooms because of the coronavirus, according to a survey done by the state Department of Education. >
Letters: Charter students showed concern, intent to keep learning no matter what
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Mar 20, 6:38 AM: In this time of uncertainty, it’s important that we share positive moments. I have no doubt that our community will grow from this unique time we are in and it will be because our kids, our families and an incredibly >
NOLA Public Schools buys 5,000 wireless hotspots for students during statewide school closure
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Mar 19, 5:32 AM: The NOLA Public Schools district has purchased 5,000 wireless hotspots for students to use during Gov. John Bel Edwards’ month-long statewide school closure aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus in Louisiana, >
NOLA public charter schools expanding college and career pathways for thousands of students
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Mar 4, 6:36 AM: In this unique educational environment, organizations such as Collegiate Academies, the citywide YouthForce NOLA collaborative and others have had the flexibility to innovate, develop partnerships and expand pathways to >
Mary D. Coghill School board sues to block loss of its charter in New Orleans
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Feb 13, 7:52 AM: Two months after Orleans Parish School Board members unsuccessfully attempted to save Mary D. Coghill Elementary School's charter, the school's governing organization has sued the board and Orleans Parish school district >
New players enter Louisiana's public school debates; 'We don't know where they stand'
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Feb 10, 6:24 AM: Louisiana's education landscape has a new look in 2020, including the key state lawmakers who will decide the fate of bills on charter schools, aid for public schools and teacher job reviews. Both the state House and >
Louisiana reinventing career and technical education; 'There is honor in all pathways'
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Feb 3, 9:34 AM: The rebirth of Louisiana's career and technical education system could become one of the state's biggest education success stories in recent years.
One semester down, one to go: 3 first-year teachers talk overcoming challenges with support
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Jan 17, 8:40 AM: About midway through his first semester as a new teacher, Harold Williams considered quitting and leaving the profession altogether.
Editorial: John White's years a success story for Louisiana education
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Jan 10, 9:27 AM: No longer, and the adjustment is wrenching. Today, in a continuation of dramatic changes since the 1980s, Louisiana is slowly gaining ground. When it comes to changing our course, the eight years of Superintendent John >
Hard-Charging Education Reformer John White Steps Down as Louisiana Schools Chief
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Jan 9, 6:57 AM: LOUISIANA'S long-serving state education chief, John White, a hard-charging education reform evangelist who helped give rise to an agenda of tougher standards, new ways to prepare, evaluate and pay teachers, and school >
Louisiana state panel recommends major expansion of high school classes for college credit
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Jan 7, 8:10 AM: While funding and other key hurdles remain, members of a state task force Monday said eligible Louisiana high school students should have access to at least four classes for college credit without charge.
New high school puts focus on environment, climate change
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Jan 6, 10:09 AM: New Harmony is a state charter school situated in a former private church school in New Orleans. It was founded by a group of educators and environmental scientists who initially wanted to put the school on a barge that >
Baton Rouge area schools in 2019: Charter, suburban schools lead enrollment growth
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Jan 2, 6:52 AM: Public school enrollment has grown steadily in recent years throughout the multi-parish Baton Rouge metro area, with growth in suburban and charter schools offsetting losses in other urban and rural public schools. >
Students teaching students: How one New Orleans school is trying to ease teacher attrition problems
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Dec 26, 9:09 AM: KIPP's new program, called the Alumni Teaching Force, allows students to get in-classroom experience helping younger kids, and then college support after their senior year. If students are interested in becoming educators, >
Union contests denial of performance pay for high-rated Baton Rouge educators who missed work
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Dec 23, 8:29 AM: Hundreds of teachers, librarians and school counselors in Baton Rouge Parish public schools who earned high ratings on their most recent annual evaluations aren’t getting an extra $350 or $550 in performance pay because >
Parents Join Step Up Louisiana Rally and March to OPSB to Demand Better Schools
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Dec 23, 8:19 AM: New Orleans is the only all-charter school system in the nation – a venture that many legislatures in both the city and state have touted as a success for school choice. But in spite of standardized test scores being >
Charters for two New Orleans schools will not be renewed this year after contentious board meeting
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Dec 20, 7:04 AM: During a long and contentious public meeting, the Orleans Parish School Board failed to muster enough votes Thursday night to reverse Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr.'s recommendation to pull the charters from two poorly >

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