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Online learning is helping Louisiana inmates stay out of prison
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Jul 9, 6:23 AM: About two-thirds of prisoners go back to jail within three years of being released, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But an online learning platform at 15 correctional facilities are helping Louisiana >
New Orleans charter schools add parents to boards to increase parent involvement
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Jul 6, 6:34 AM: Charter schools in New Orleans have been adding parents and recent graduates to their governing boards as part of their return to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board.
Lake Charles College Prep taking steps to boost performance
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Jul 6, 5:40 AM: In an effort to improve school performance and culture, officials with Lake Charles College Prep will partner with Talent Development Secondary, an educational nonprofit group based on research from Johns Hopkins >
Commentary: New Orleans uses disaster to reform broken public schools
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Jul 5, 4:36 AM: Recall that nearly 13 years ago, one of the effects of the Hurricane Katrina cataclysm was to largely wipe out the city's abysmal public schools. New Orleans' educational system was essentially rebuilt from the ground up >
Rural students learn about high-tech career options
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Jul 3, 5:23 AM: In the past, West Carroll Superintendent Richie Strong said, SCA money was almost entirely used for dual enrollment in academic courses, but Louisiana Superintendent John White saw a need to make the money available for >
Opinion: New Orleans must keep looking forward in education
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Jul 2, 4:52 AM: OPSB will be smaller than before, because teachers teach students -- bureaucracy doesn't. Going forward, charter boards and school teams will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of their own schools. The remaining >
Parents told their kids aren't guaranteed pre-K seats at Kenner Discovery after lottery error
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Jun 26, 6:46 AM: The original lottery for 40 available spots was held in May, and the parents whose children were selected were notified May 31. But officials later discovered that not all of the 95 students whose first choice was Kenner >
La. budget deal spares two key education programs
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Jun 26, 6:04 AM: The state’s main prekindergarten program for children from low-income families will remain intact, state Superintendent of Education John White said. Salary supplements for Catholic and other non-public schools will also >
Editorial: However we get there, Louisiana needs to do all it can to tackle difficult schools situation
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Jun 25, 5:06 AM: There is, and in many places in Louisiana, the legacies of poverty over a couple of generations can seem an insurmountable obstacle. The good news is that many schools are seeking to beat the odds, including innovative >
Louisiana's teacher overhaul already impacts one third of prospective educators
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Jun 20, 7:06 AM: The key to the overhaul is a requirement that college seniors spend a year in the classroom working with a veteran mentor to experience a school year unfold from start to finish.
Teachers union contract under fire: How to get experienced educators into tough schools
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Jun 20, 6:48 AM: The contract between JCPS and the teachers union, Jefferson County Teachers Association, prevents administrators from moving teachers from one school to another without the teacher being willing to move. JCPS critics say >
These 4 charter schools applied to open in New Orleans in 2019
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Jun 19, 5:59 AM: More than 90 percent of New Orleans students attend charter schools that are publicly funded but operated by independent nonprofits, which is an arrangement unlike anywhere else in the nation. The rigorous process for >
Slowdown in new charter school openings in Baton Rouge is expected in 2019
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Jun 4, 6:40 AM: The number of charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish has doubled over the past five years, with four more opening in August. But 2019 may prove to be the first year in a decade that no new charter schools opens. >
Appeals court affirms Monroe City Schools decision to close charter school
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Jun 1, 6:01 AM: The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal issued a decision affirming a Fourth Judicial District Court for Ouachita Parish ruling that the Monroe City School Board (MCSB) had not erred in its decision to close >
Hope for Tallulah Charter? Board leaders negotiate with online school
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May 31, 5:35 AM: Students at Tallulah Charter School might have an alternative to Madison Parish public schools this fall. The Rev. K. D'Wayne Grayson, board president of Tallulah Charter School, contacted The News-Star Wednesday with a >
Charter-school friendly group launches ad campaign ahead of East Baton Rouge School Board election
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May 29, 4:29 AM: Starting Tuesday, a charter-school friendly group is running digital ads, as well as some TV and radio spots aiming to persuade Baton Rouge voters to sign onto a “new vision of success focused on excellence, equity and >
Column: State JCPS takeover plan is misguided and a sign of potential tyranny
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May 25, 5:11 AM: Louisvillians should be alarmed by the proposed state takeover of the Jefferson County Public Schools. Such a step could have long-term consequences for local citizens – whether they have children in the schools or not – >
Einstein Charter spent $85,000 on lawyers during busing dispute
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May 23, 6:03 AM: The findings of a records request initiated by the attorneys of parents with children attending Einstein Charter Schools revealed the charter network invested tens of thousands of dollars on legal services amid the dispute >
Survey shows Louisiana teachers support a strike for pay raises
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May 22, 6:35 AM: Sixty one percent of respondents in an online survey by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers said they would support a statewide walkout or strike in order to force lawmakers to approve pay increases. The survey results >
Parents get 3 days' notice Cypress Academy in New Orleans will close this week
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May 22, 6:26 AM: Three days before summer break at Cypress Academy, the small charter school in Mid-City told parents that Wednesday will be its last day — forever.

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