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BESE committee declines Monroe charter school application
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Oct 16, 5:53 AM: The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's School Innovation and Turnaround Committee voted Tuesday to decline an application to create a new charter school in Monroe.
Push to overhaul public schools likely to continue after near sweep for business-backed BESE candidates
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Oct 15, 5:56 AM: Business-backed candidates won six of seven contested seats for Louisiana's top school board, which means the push to overhaul public schools will likely continue for another four years.
LDOE to BESE: Monroe charter school application shouldn't be approved
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Oct 15, 5:43 AM: A Monroe charter school will go before the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's School Innovation and Turnaround Committee at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Report: State has third highest slice of charter school students in U.S.
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Oct 7, 7:24 AM: Louisiana has the third highest percentage of students attending charter schools in the U. S., according to the Council for a Better Louisiana.
French immersion charter school approved for Sunset
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Oct 7, 6:52 AM: District school officials and representatives for the Academie Franco-louisianaise de Sunset have for several years negotiated contract details that include attendance limitations, curriculum and transportation in order >
KIPP approaching limit on how many students a charter school operator can enroll
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Sep 26, 5:55 AM: It’s no secret KIPP New Orleans Schools enrolls a significant portion of the city’s public school students. The charter school network currently manages seven schools at eight campuses. And with the addition of John F. >
Opinion: Why My Children and I Love Andrew H. Wilson Charter School
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Sep 24, 7:03 AM: Trinity, Travis, and Treydon all attend Andrew H. Wilson Charter School in Broadmoor. I am so grateful for Wilson because it quenches my children’s thirst for knowledge, and then pushes them to know even more. If your kid >
Charter group may lose Coghill school, six other charters face renewal
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Sep 19, 5:24 AM: The NOLA Public Schools district this week warned Mary D. Coghill Charter School parents in a letter that the Better Choice Foundation — the nonprofit that has run Mary D. Coghill Charter School since 2013 — may not get a >
Closing A Failing School Is Normal, But Not Easy, In Charters-Only New Orleans
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Sep 11, 5:06 AM: In exchange for their relative autonomy, charter schools have a mandate: perform or close. According to district officials, Medard H. Nelson Charter School did not uphold its end of the bargain. The school earned an F from >
Closing A Failing School Is Normal, But Not Easy, In Charters-Only New Orleans
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Sep 11, 5:06 AM: In exchange for their relative autonomy, charter schools have a mandate: perform or close. According to district officials, Medard H. Nelson Charter School did not uphold its end of the bargain. The school earned an F from >
Charter schools fuel local enrollment growth in East Baton Rouge, traditional high school slip
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Sep 4, 5:32 AM: After bottoming out in the wake of the August 2016 floods, overall enrollment in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools has rebounded. But new students are largely headed to district-sponsored charter schools, including >
Charter Schools In New Orleans That Underperform Will Be Closed
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Sep 3, 7:26 AM: New Orleans began its journey to becoming an all-charter school district in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina. The schools have a mandate: perform and meet standards, or risk getting shut down.
Red River Charter Academy opens new chapter in public school history
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Aug 28, 7:05 AM: The buses were on time, the classrooms were ready and the teachers and students were excited to begin a new chapter in Avoyelles Parish public education this past Tuesday. It was the first day of school for Red River >
Overall student progress stalls in metro area as fewer than half show 'top growth'
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Aug 28, 6:16 AM: Student progress has largely stalled in the New Orleans metro area, with fewer than half of pupils showing satisfactory academic improvement over the past year, Louisiana Department of Education data released Tuesday >
Letters: School reform began before Bobby Jindal
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Aug 21, 5:31 AM: Then Jindal, his captive BESE and legislators began a series of budget freezes and budget cuts which strangled already poorly funded public schools, all in the name of “parental choice” which led to vouchers and charter >
New 'Charter School Policy' uses higher standards for approving, renewing Baton Rouge schools than state
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Aug 16, 7:35 AM: In a move long in the making, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday adopted standards for approving and renewing charter schools, standards higher than those used by the state, though not as high as first >
Now the first all-charter district in U.S., New Orleans schools experiment still faces questions
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Aug 13, 5:26 AM: Two decades ago, a group of frustrated New Orleans educators proposed a radical idea: start an open-enrollment charter school that would educate kids better by freeing the school from the bureaucracy of a poorly performing >
New high school promises to enrolls students in college as new school year opens in Baton Rouge
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Aug 9, 7:33 AM: And while many high schools offer college-level classes, GEO Next Generation’s model is to send its students to a college campus, in this case, Baton Rouge Community College. Vans will shuttle students back and forth each >
Analysis: NELA public schools are hemorrhaging students
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Aug 9, 7:20 AM: A graphic showing student gains and losses for all school districts in northeastern Louisiana is available at the bottom of this story.
Learning Outside the Classroom
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Aug 7, 7:07 AM: "I believe it was probably November of last year we decided we wanted to pull him out of regular school and do something different because we wanted something that would fit him better,” Ben’s mom, Mandy Vaussine, says. >

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