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Report: Teacher debt costing public schools $853 million per year
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Oct 19, 8:38 AM: A little-noticed state retirement obligation is costing public school students and teachers $853 million per year, state Auditor Mike Waguespack said Monday.
COVID derails progress made by New Orleans charter schools
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Oct 18, 6:02 AM: From an outsider’s view, Louisiana’s latest statewide student testing results would seem to be a damaging indictment against New Orleans’ unique public school system, where 76 of 83 public institutions are charter >
Louisiana ACT scores decline for second year in a row
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Oct 14, 8:15 AM: Louisiana’s Class of 2021 earned an average ACT Composite score of 18.4, down from 18.7 in 2020 and 18.8 in 2019.
Louisiana schools consider lengthening academic calendars, adding extra instruction time
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Oct 13, 8:02 AM: "What we have done now is break the (school) year up into nine week blocks, followed by an intercession period… to provide an intervention time there, instead of waiting until the summer,” he said. >
Monroe City Schools Board balks at adopting parents choice COVID-19 quarantine option
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Oct 6, 9:18 AM: At a regular meeting on October 5th, the Monroe City School Board balked at adopting a policy allowing parents to decide if their child needs to isolate before returning to school if they are a close COVID-19 contact. >
Louisiana offers school districts new 'parents choice' quarantine option for COVID cases
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Sep 30, 8:22 AM: The Louisiana Department of Education has announced a new quarantine option for school districts in the state that would allow parents to decide whether students in close contact with COVID-19 quarantine at home or stay in >
Thousands of Louisiana students out of school after Ida
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Sep 29, 8:53 AM: About 70,000 students across southeast Louisiana remain out of school because of Hurricane Ida’s destruction to classroom buildings a month ago, state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley told lawmakers Tuesday. >
Education savings accounts should be included in ‘Louisiana Comeback,’ group says
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Sep 29, 8:52 AM: A leading Louisiana school choice advocate is touting education savings accounts as a way to help school children regain lost ground and permanently improve the state’s educational framework.
Baton Rouge is trying to get more kids non-college job training. But demand is lower than hoped.
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Sep 28, 8:52 AM: Baton Rouge students can get job experience in high school for free. Why aren't more doing so?
Lake Charles College Prep is first Calcasieu school to offer weekly COVID testing
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Sep 17, 8:24 AM: Lake Charles College Prep is the first school in Calcasieu Parish to invite LSU-Shreveport to administer weekly COVID-19 testing for staff and students.
Enrollment soars as quality suffers in Baton Rouge virtual academy: 'it has been a learning curve'
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Sep 17, 8:21 AM: The lone virtual option offered this year by the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has seen dramatically higher enrollment in the past month as COVID cases surged anew.
Ida deals new blow to Louisiana schools struggling to reopen
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Sep 14, 9:57 AM: After a year and a half of pandemic disruptions that drove children from schools and pulled down test scores, at least 169,000 Louisiana children are out of class again, their studies derailed by the storm. The hurricane >
More than one-third of Louisiana students remain out of school after Hurricane Ida
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Sep 8, 3:11 PM: About 250,000 Louisiana students remain out of school nine days after Hurricane Ida barrelled across the southeastern part of the state and left the entire city of New Orleans without power, State Superintendent Cade >
Thousands of students are skipping class in Baton Rouge; school officials aren’t sure why
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Aug 26, 4:30 PM: On the 10th day of the new school year, 2,000 of the nearly 41,000 students enrolled in Baton Rouge public schools were no-shows.
Shreveport Parents Want Virtual School Option
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Aug 18, 1:12 PM: Other Shreveport parents say they want the virtual learning option enrollment opened back up. The deadline to apply for virtual learning in Caddo Parish was May 28th, but many parents say the circumstances with the >
Louisiana education board wants to skip school letter grades
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Aug 17, 4:18 PM: Louisiana’s top school board agreed Monday to seek federal permission to shelve the issuance of letter grades for K-12 public schools this year because of classroom upheaval sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. >
Louisiana schools chief outlines priorities for pandemic aid
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Aug 12, 11:14 AM: Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley intends to use the dollars to expand mental and behavioral health support at schools, boost tutoring and literacy programs, enhance summer learning initiatives and add new training >
Parents question lack of virtual learning options as coronavirus cases surge
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Aug 11, 10:06 AM: This week, tens of thousands of children across Metro New Orleans will return to the classroom to begin the 2021-2022 school year in person. All public school districts in the Metro have removed their remote learning >
Baton Rouge school employees should either vaccinate or get weekly COVID tests, superintendent says
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Aug 6, 1:01 PM: East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Sito Narcisse is urging the school board to require the district's 6,000 employees to either prove they are vaccinated or get weekly COVID tests.
NOLA Public Schools backs off plan to abruptly close Singleton
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Jul 30, 9:06 AM: NOLA Public Schools district Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. will not pursue the revocation of the Dryades YMCA’s contract to operate James M. Singleton Charter School at Thursday night’s Orleans Parish School Board >

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