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2 New Orleans charter schools walk a progressive path
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Aug 8, 7:33 AM: Two New Orleans charter schools are wrestling with how to become more educationally progressive, and how to be as deeply politically progressive as they want. One started by valuing diversity; the other focused just on >
Students, parents plan to stick with Excellence Academy despite its closure
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Aug 8, 6:39 AM: Members of the Monroe City School Board said the main reason for shutting down the school was the school's overall grade. They said Excellence Academy has a 'D' average. Davis said his daughter isn't proof of that. >
Friendship Capitol High School begins offering early college option
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Aug 7, 7:00 AM: The Baton Rouge charter school, located at 1,000 N 23rd St., is partnering up with Wiley College, a historically black private college in Marshall, Texas., to start a new early college academy. Starting this school year >
More Louisiana families are home-schooling
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Aug 4, 5:52 AM: According to figures from the state department of education, there are as many as 26,000 students being instructed at home. Another 4,000-plus online charter school students are being educated virtually at home rather than >
Excellence Academy court battle rolls into another week
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Jul 28, 7:15 AM: A battle to keep a Monroe charter school open will roll into another week, closer to the upcoming school year. Only five out of 13 proposed witnesses were questioned on the stand before court convened on Thursday. >
BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge
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Jul 26, 6:09 AM: Arizona has no restrictions on the makeup of a charter school's student body, so if a school happens to attract lots of upper income families, that's fine. Not so in Louisiana. If a school district is the chartering agent, >
Charter school lawsuit will be argued Sept. 5 at Louisiana Supreme Court
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Jul 24, 5:58 AM: A case affecting funding for more than 30 Louisiana charter schools is set for arguments Sept. 5 before the state Supreme Court.
BASIS charter school gets provisional contract nod; East Baton Rouge Schools Superintendent Drake reorganizes top staff
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Jul 21, 6:36 AM: Scottsdale, Arizona-based BASIS Schools won a provisional operating contract Thursday that will allow it open for students in 2018 and is hoping to finalize the document no later than July 31.
New charter school opens in Lafayette with non-traditional scheduling
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Jul 20, 6:26 AM: A charter school with over 400 students in the New Orleans area is expanding with a new school in Lafayette.  JCFA is located at 1501 Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
GEO Prep readies second Baton Rouge school, taking over charter on verge of closing
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Jul 20, 5:54 AM: Since taking over in April, Douglas has replaced almost all of the teachers and instituted a far different curriculum. The 60-plus member faculty reported to work Monday for two weeks of all-day training. About 640 >
K-12 charter school at Woman's Hospital gets East Baton Rouge Planning Commission nod
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Jul 18, 6:40 AM: At the time, some complained the charter school would do little to serve low-income families, in part because the hospital is entering into a corporate sponsorship, so children of hospital staff would get the first shot at >
Barksdale families have school of choice for kids of all ages
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Jul 14, 5:28 AM: Starting with the 2017-18 academic year, they will be able to send their children to any Bossier School District campus, not just the ones in their attendance zone.
Ahead of unification, Orleans school district formalizes warning system for charters
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Jul 13, 5:59 AM: The Orleans Parish school district has started to use a system of warning letters similar to those sent by the state Department of Education to hold charter schools accountable for breaking education law and their charter >
New Orleans school graduation rate slides nearly 6 points in five years; officials eye solutions as progress plateaus
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Jun 26, 7:43 AM: In recent years, the officials in charge of public education in New Orleans have been able to claim steady progress, if not outright victory. Their position has been that the public school system, if not fixed, at least is >
Parents turning to online schooling for their children
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Jun 22, 6:55 AM: The world is becoming more digital. And more parents are choosing different options for their students to learn. One is online learning.
Fall Frenzy discontinued amid new Schools of Choice proposals
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Jun 21, 5:47 AM: There could be a different application process, a new name and more stringent grade requirements for Lafayette Parish’s specialized academies.
Lafayette's fourth charter school to open in August
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Jun 20, 6:45 AM: The school is accepting applications for students who have not succeeded in traditional high school settings. Its offerings include a 10:1 student-teacher ratio and a mixture of online and in-class instruction. >
Woodlawn-area schools launching new magnet program to blunt St. George interest
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Jun 12, 7:06 AM: In a bid to make southeast Baton Rouge public schools more competitive with private schools — and also to head off interest in creating a city of St. George — Woodlawn Middle and High schools are launching new magnet >
St. Mary's to implement 'Blended Learning'
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Jun 9, 7:07 AM: Online instruction is not new to Avoyelles Parish. There are online charter schools and the Avoyelles School District uses online instruction for students who have been expelled from their assigned school.
Does majority black school, open to all, uphold segregation?
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Jun 6, 7:32 AM: A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on whether the opening of a charter school in rural Louisiana violated a decades-old desegregation order.

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