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Charter schools seek approval from board
May 8, 6:53 AM: Two charter schools have submitted applications with the St. Landry Parish School Board in order to begin operations in 2018.
Online K-12 school with statewide reach forms early college aimed at getting students associate degree, diploma
May 8, 5:30 AM: An online charter school that educates children from all over Louisiana is joining a small fraternity of public schools in the state that provides eligible students a pathway to earning an associate degree while they are >
East Baton Rouge School Board finalizing agreements with charter school groups for as many as 8 new charter schools
May 5, 6:52 AM: Almost a year after agreeing to the idea in principle, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday tentatively approved contracts with a Texas-based group and a New Orleans-based group to open as many as eight >
Ascension School Board denies proposed Rayborn Charter School application for the fifth time
May 3, 5:46 AM: The Ascension Parish School Board, following a consultant's recommendation, has denied the application of a charter school, for the fifth year in a row.  The organizers of the proposed Rayborn Charter School have applied >
The many challenges of charter schools in N.O. exposed at hearing
May 2, 5:58 AM: New Orleans is the nation’s largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of public schools in New Orleans and launched a nearly complete >
Is virtual education the future?
Apr 28, 6:19 AM: For a variety of reasons, families like the Northups have turned to virtual schools for greater flexibility and individualization than a traditional brick-and-mortar school can provide. In Central Louisiana parishes, at >
Charter board delays action on Coghill teachers’ request for union recognition
Apr 27, 4:57 AM: Teachers at Mary D. Coghill Charter School will have to wait at least two more weeks to learn if the board that oversees the school will voluntarily recognize their union.
Governor's bid for major changes in teacher evaluations sparking pushback
Apr 24, 6:49 AM: Louisiana's 2010 overhaul of annual teacher evaluations was touted as a way to provide a meaningful snapshot of teacher effectiveness and improve student performance in the classroom.
At Mahalia Jackson, parents lurch from chartering to closure to uncertainty
Apr 24, 6:41 AM: School closures, charter takeovers and leadership changes have become common in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. In just four months, families at Mahalia Jackson have faced all three.
New Orleans' final direct-run schools won't all be charters -- for now
Apr 20, 6:56 AM: The New Orleans public school system is not going all-charter after all -- at least not this year. The Exceed charter group has withdrawn its application to take over the final five district-run schools, Orleans Parish >
Will the New Orleans charter school decisions be fair?
Apr 19, 6:10 AM: The decision date approaches for New Orleans' last five district-run public schools, and whether they will become independent charters like all the other schools in the city. Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent >
Mahalia Jackson Elementary might not close for good
Apr 19, 5:59 AM: Less than a week after Orleans Parish schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. recommended closing Mahalia Jackson Elementary, he's given the Central City school a possible reprieve. Some organization might run a charter >
Wright alleges charter declined because of politics, 'bogus' report
Apr 14, 6:46 AM: Roosevelt Wright Jr., executive director of Excellence Academy, told a group of about 30 people on Tuesday night that the same voice that led him to push to get the school open keeps telling him that it won't be closing. >
Another charter comes to rescue set-to-close Baton Rouge Charter Academy at Mid City
Apr 13, 5:21 AM: An Indianapolis-based charter school group which runs an elementary school in Baton Rouge is coming to the rescue of a larger but lower-performing charter school in town that, unless something changes soon, will close in >
For Orleans charter bids, school board delays kept parents in the dark
Apr 13, 4:53 AM: On the evening of March 7, parents and teachers fought traffic, homework, jobs and dinner to learn more about the transfer of Mary Bethune Elementary, one of the last five schools in New Orleans still under the elected >
MCSB opts not to renew Excellence Academy charter
Apr 12, 6:25 AM: The Monroe City School Board voted 4-2 not to renew the charter for Excellence Academy for a fifth year on Tuesday.
New Orleans' Last Traditional Public Schools May Become Charters
Apr 12, 5:21 AM: New Orleans might soon become the first city without a single traditional public school. The superintendent and school board decide later this month whether to charter the last five schools, which means they’d be publicly >
Deny charter bid for the last 5 New Orleans district schools, report says
Apr 10, 6:08 AM: The Orleans Parish School Board should deny a request from its current and former staff to turn the city's last five district-run schools into independent charters, a consultant's report said.
School segregation persists in the new New Orleans, study says
Apr 4, 6:19 AM: The earth-shaking overhaul of New Orleans education after Hurricane Katrina has not fixed one of the city's enduring problems: public school segregation. That's according to a study Tulane's Education Research Alliance for >
Bye, bye Recovery School District; hello Orleans School Board: 9 schools set to transfer
Apr 4, 5:04 AM: Nine New Orleans charter schools will start the 2017-18 school year back with their old district, Orleans Parish, advancing the reunification of the city's public schools, district spokeswoman Dominique Ellis said. >



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