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Teachers at a fifth New Orleans charter school seeking a union
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Mar 29, 6:42 AM: Teachers are unionizing at another of New Orleans' independent charter schools. And, as usual, things have gotten contentious.
SCOTUS decision could have ripple effect on NOLA Charters
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Mar 28, 7:06 AM: Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major decision expanding the scope of students’ special education rights, ruling unanimously that schools must do more than provide a “merely more than de minimis” education program to >
Coghill teachers are the latest to unionize at a New Orleans charter school
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Mar 28, 6:51 AM: Teachers at Mary D. Coghill Charter School have formed a union and are asking the charter school’s board to negotiate a contract on behalf of its teachers and some staff.
State superintendent to community: ‘act urgently’ in struggling schools
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Mar 28, 5:16 AM: Louisiana Superintendent John White says there is responsibility at the state and local level to intervene in struggling schools serving overwhelmingly large numbers of poor students.
Eight groups apply to start charter schools in Baton Rouge
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Mar 20, 5:25 AM: Private organizations are asking the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to give its blessing to eight charter schools, ranging from a school for autistic children to an all-boys school in north Baton Rouge, to a high-powered >
New charter school aims to help youths get back on track
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Mar 17, 6:46 AM: A new school in Caddo Parish aims to help at-risk youths get back on track. In August, AMIKids opened its doors to troubled sixth- through eighth-graders.
McDonogh 42 charter goes to InspireNOLA, 4th manager since Katrina
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Mar 17, 5:11 AM: The group that runs the A-rated Alice Harte and Edna Karr schools in Algiers has been officially chosen to take over McDonogh No. 42 Charter in Treme-Lafitte at the end of the school year.
Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy holds ribbon cutting for new blended learning center
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Mar 16, 6:35 AM: The academy is an accredited, full-time online public charter school with nearly 2,000 students across the state, a news release said. Its Baton Rouge center will serve students in grades six through 12 enrolled in the academy.
Are more high school options in the cards for southeastern East Baton Rouge Parish?
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Mar 13, 5:12 AM: Public school options have long been limited for those who live in the southeastern corner of East Baton Rouge Parish. And when it comes to high schools for those who reside south of Interstate 10, the options are fewer still.
Competitor withdraws bid for city’s last three district elementary schools
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Mar 10, 6:17 AM: Better Choice Foundation has decided not to pursue a bid to charter New Orleans' last three district-run elementary schools, Orleans Parish schools spokeswoman Dominique Ellis said Thursday (March 9).
Linwood Public Charter School operator to apply for new charter
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Mar 8, 6:59 AM: The organization that operates Linwood Public Charter School has been invited to apply for the Shreveport school's new charter.
Charter group makes key hire as it vies to run New Orleans’ last independent public schools
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Mar 8, 6:29 AM: Who would manage the last five traditional public schools in New Orleans if they became charters? The same person who has overseen them for the Orleans Parish School Board. The ExCEED charter group has hired Nicolette London as its >
Linwood Charter principal: ‘We would prefer to stay a charter’
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Mar 7, 7:10 AM: Linwood Public Charter School soon may re-join Caddo Parish Public Schools from the Louisiana Recovery School District despite being removed from Caddo because of poor performance.
Budget cuts mean more private schools shifting public aid from vouchers to rebates
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Mar 2, 6:02 AM: As budget cuts have led Louisiana private schools to cut back on the number of children they enroll via vouchers, these schools are turning increasingly to a less generous but more flexible tax rebate program that also benefits >
Thousands apply to Schools of Choice academy slots
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Feb 28, 6:02 AM: About 3,400 students have applied to Lafayette Parish’s Schools of Choice academies for next year. That figure represents first choice applications. Students also can apply to a second choice academy if they are not placed in their >
Parents petition for Slaughter Elementary School takeover
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Feb 27, 7:11 AM: Parents of children who attend Slaughter Elementary School are so frustrated with the school district that they have managed to gather enough signatures on a petition to inspire change.
Slaughter Elementary teachers, parents in race to “trigger” creating a charter school
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Feb 23, 7:32 AM: Teachers and parents at Slaughter Elementary in East Feliciana Parish have launched a “parent trigger” effort to convert their B-graded traditional public school into a charter school and have it run by the board that runs the >
Louisiana’s tougher tenure law sparks exodus of more than 1,000 teachers, report says
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Feb 22, 8:00 AM: Louisiana's tougher teacher tenure law has led to the exit of up to 1,700 public school teachers, according to a report issued Wednesday by Tulane University.
New arguments erupt over Louisiana public schools overhaul
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Feb 17, 7:42 AM: More fault lines surfaced Thursday in the rancorous debate on how to overhaul Louisiana's public schools, with some superintendents predicting major problems for classrooms if the new rules take effect in August.
Oak Ridge Council OKs school vouchers resolution
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Feb 17, 5:52 AM: By a unanimous vote Monday night, Oak Ridge City Council approved a resolution against taxpayers funding private schools through school vouchers unless certain commitments are met.

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