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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.
Charter-ing a New Course
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Jun 2, 6:11 AM: An example of this resilience is a charter group in Eastern New Orleans that is even named for him - Einstein Group Inc. The organization’s name speaks of large ambitions, and Chief Executive Officer Shawn Toranto has >
Jefferson School Board's upcoming vote on new Metairie attendance zones divides black, white residents
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May 30, 7:17 AM: In opening a new elementary school, the Jefferson Parish school system is about to redraw neighborhood attendance lines for hundreds of students, and as usual, the move has upset parents and put difficult choices before >
OPSB opens online school to recapture students, MFP money
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May 26, 6:51 AM: The Ouachita Parish School Board set in motion a plan Tuesday to open an online school, or virtual academy, to stem the loss of state funding, which occurs when parish students attend virtual charter schools instead of >
Poll: More New Orleans voters favoring return of schools
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May 24, 6:51 AM: New Orleans residents may be warming to the idea of the local school board regaining control of the public schools it lost after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Coghill charter teachers vote to unionize
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May 23, 5:33 AM: Another New Orleans charter school is now unionized. Mary Coghill Charter's teachers and staff voted in favor of union representation 36-22 Friday (May 19), United Teachers of New Orleans president Jim Randels said in a >
New Orleans superintendent recommends new charter school dedicated to coastal ecology apply to state, not district
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May 22, 6:31 AM: Surprising backers of one of the most unusual charter school proposals floated in the city, Orleans Parish Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis on Thursday recommended that the School Board deny an application to create >
New Orleans could get 5 new charter schools, including Audubon expansion
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May 19, 6:54 AM: Almost all New Orleans public schools are charters, publicly funded but run by independent nonprofits. They must periodically hit academic targets to stay open.
Avoyelles School Board says 'No' to Red River Charter
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May 19, 6:53 AM: For the fourth time in four years, the Avoyelles Parish School Board has rejected an application to allow Red River Charter Academy (RRCA) to open in the parish.

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