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One-stop shop: 14 Baton Rouge charter schools agree to common application process
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Dec 6, 7:03 AM: Families shopping for a school in Baton Rouge have a new tool: a web portal where they can apply to as many as 14 independent charter schools in the Capital City.
Orleans School Board sues Einstein Charter over transportation challenges
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Dec 6, 6:36 AM: The embattled Einstein Charter Schools network faces litigation in Orleans Parish Civil District Court after the parish School Board last week accused Einstein of failing to provide "appropriate transportation services" to >
Report: Inequities persist for low-income black students in New Orleans public schools
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Dec 5, 7:24 AM: Black and low-income students in New Orleans public school are more likely to be taught by rookie teachers than are their white, higher-income peers, according to a report released Monday by the Urban League of Louisiana. >
Orleans Parish School Board sues Einstein Charter Schools in busing dispute
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Dec 5, 6:43 AM: The Orleans Parish School Board has sued Einstein Charter Schools, arguing that the charter group is violating the school district's policy by refusing to provide busing for elementary school students.
IDEA announces out-of-state leaders at its two Baton Rouge charter schools opening in August
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Dec 4, 6:25 AM: A Texas-based charter school group has announced that educators from other states will serve as leaders at the two schools the organization is opening in Baton Rouge next year, one in north Baton Rouge, the other in south >
Busing dispute at Einstein schools is headed to court
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Dec 1, 6:54 AM: The Orleans Parish School Board has sued Einstein Charter Schools, arguing the charter group is violating district policy by refusing to provide busing for elementary students.
'Unacceptable,' 'disappointing': Officials, advocates weigh in on N.O. school scores
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Nov 29, 6:55 AM: School officials and advocates have not minced words about what needs to be done to improve public schools following the district's drop to a C-rating in the state's performance scores for 2017.
OPSB acknowledges 'brutal facts of where we are' as state ratings for New Orleans schools continue a three-year slide
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Nov 27, 7:26 AM: State rankings for most New Orleans schools are on a three-year slide, with 65 percent of the schools dropping from 2014 to 2017.
Principals At Bethune, Baby Ben Push To Charter Last District-Run Elementary Schools
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Nov 20, 6:00 AM: It's the general understanding that Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and Benjamin Franklin Elementary and Middle will become charter schools. The only question is when that will happen, and who will run them. The schools' >
Amid critical report, educators at Louisiana's alternative schools aid 'tough students that need a lot of attention'
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Nov 13, 6:44 AM: Louisiana's roughly three dozen alternative schools and 139 programs are riddled with problems and often fail to help the 18,000 students who use them.
Audubon Charter to open new school in Gentilly in August 2018
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Nov 9, 7:09 AM: Audubon Charter School plans to open a new school serving students in grades Pre-K through 8th in Gentilly next fall, according to a school news release Wednesday (Nov. 8). Audubon Gentilly will be located at the former >
Type 2 charter school scores vary broadly
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Nov 8, 7:04 AM: Northeastern Louisiana is home to six BESE-approved charter schools and two public laboratory schools tied to universities. Scores for those schools, provided Tuesday by the Louisiana Department of Education, range from A >
New online site will let Louisiana parents compare schools
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Nov 6, 7:45 AM: Louisiana's education department has created an online tool aimed at helping families evaluate and compare K-12 public schools and child care centers around the state.
Bullied teen gets back on course through online school
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Nov 6, 7:30 AM: That's when she turned to the Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA). The academy is a full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school. Students can enroll online or with the help of enrollment counselors over the >
New charter school set to open in Jefferson Parish
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Nov 2, 7:06 AM: The school, founded and funded by the Idaho-based education service company Athlos Academies, will house 650 students in kindergarten through 6th grade for the 2018 academic school year. A lottery will be held in February >
UNO explores possible replication of Hynes Charter on college campus
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Nov 1, 6:08 AM: Residents eager to enroll their children into the high-performing Edwards Hynes Charter School might see their odds of admission getting better. The University of New Orleans is currently in talks with Hynes about >
Get ready, parents: OneApp opens Wednesday for 2018 school year
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Oct 31, 5:37 AM: It may only be fall, but it's already time to start thinking about next school year: The 2018 application cycle for New Orleans public schools begins this week. OneApp launches Wednesday (Nov. 1), giving parents until Feb. >
School board members, advocates mull over Einstein Charter's 'egregious' transportation issues
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Oct 30, 4:58 AM: The Einstein Charter School network received heavy criticism Thursday afternoon (Oct. 26) during an Orleans Parish School Board committee meeting, where education advocates and residents gathered more than a month after >
Einstein Charter Schools Push Back Against Transportation Policy
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Oct 26, 5:58 AM: Mrs. Jackson's mornings are a race against the clock. Since Einstein Charter Schools don't provide transportation, Jackson drives her child to Einstein Charter School at Village De L'Est herself. >
Report faults state oversight of charter schools
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Oct 24, 5:58 AM: The Louisiana Department of Education has failed to implement state-required academic guidelines for deciding whether charter school contracts should be renewed, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said Monday. >

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