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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 >
New Orleans activists to rally for 'good' jobs and schools Thursday, convene at Dollar Tree
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Dec 19, 5:51 AM: In a press release, organizers said that their call for “good schools” is a call for sustainable schools, as defined by national organization The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (ARO).
Without controversy, two Baton Rouge charter schools win contract extensions
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Dec 11, 6:41 AM: Louisiana's top school board Tuesday extended the contracts for two Baton Rouge charter schools.
Reforming public education: Why it may be a slippery slope for John Bel Edwards' 2nd term
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Nov 27, 6:12 AM: In his second term, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is likely to find common ground with the Republican-controlled Legislature on a new round of teacher salary hikes and boosting state aid for early childhood education, >
Nearly half of New Orleans' all-charter district schools got D or F grades; What happens next?
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Nov 25, 8:27 AM: The release of the state's closely watched school performance scores earlier this month offered an overall update on New Orleans schools that seemed benign enough: A slight increase in overall student performance meant >
Orleans Parish School Board votes for a full roll-forward in millage rate; 'Every penny is needed'
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Nov 20, 7:57 AM: The Orleans Parish School Board voted Tuesday to keep property taxes for the district at their current rate, thereby raising funding for the district's collection of charter schools by millions of dollars due to this >
Charter school leaders ask for more money in 'roll forward' vote; OPSB position uncertain
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Nov 12, 8:11 AM: More than 100 charter school leaders have petitioned the Orleans Parish School Board to "roll forward" the board's property tax rates, a move that would increase school funding by millions of dollars a year at the expense >
InspireNOLA to take over Capdau school in 2020; only charter to apply after New Beginnings shut down
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Nov 1, 7:05 AM: InspireNOLA, one of the largest charter school operators in New Orleans, is likely to take over Pierre A. Capdau Elementary School next year after being the only organization to apply for the job, officials said this >
Edwards, Rispone not in tune on education
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Oct 31, 5:57 AM: The charges and countercharges that have dominated the Louisiana gubernatorial contest have made it difficult for voters to determine where the truth really lies. However, that isn't the case when it comes to the state's >
New study outlines why New Orleans teachers leave, and provides a plan to get them to stay
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Oct 28, 6:36 AM: Hundreds of teachers leave New Orleans public schools each year, forcing officials to scramble for replacements and creating what one educator calls a "talent crisis.
Wide gulf between John Bel Edwards, Eddie Rispone on how to improve public schools, help teachers
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Oct 28, 6:23 AM: Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger Eddie Rispone are at odds on key public school issues, including what the next teacher pay raise should look like.

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