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Louisiana's Edwards vetoes bill that would allow state board of education to approve charters
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Jun 29, 10:09 AM:

A veto of legislation to allow charter schools approved by the state board of education, rather than local school boards, was one of numerous bills from the 2022 regular legislative session recently approved or rejected >

Audit: Teachers in New Orleans are less likely to be certified
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Jun 8, 10:08 AM: Teachers in Orleans Parish are over four times more likely to be uncertified than teachers throughout Louisiana, according to a recent report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.
Students with reading problems could use state aid for private schools under newly passed bill
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Jun 7, 8:34 AM: A bill that would allow second and third graders reading below grade level to leave public schools and take $5,400 in annual state aid with them won final approval Monday.
State money will follow students reading below grade level
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Jun 7, 8:11 AM:

Louisiana could soon give parents and guardians of students struggling to read the option to pull them out of public school and provide them money for private school or homeschooling.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana charter schools managed by CMOs outperform other public schools
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Jun 2, 8:28 AM:

Baton Rouge students that were in charter schools run by charter management organizations outperformed students from traditional school districts within the city in reading and math, according to a study.

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In historic move, Orleans Parish School Board names Avis Williams as next schools superintendent
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Mar 31, 6:02 AM: After a monthslong, nationwide search, the Orleans Parish School Board has selected Avis Williams to be the next leader of New Orleans public schools. The board will now enter contract negotiations with Williams and plans >
Louisiana legislature considers bills to expand educational options for public school parents
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Mar 28, 6:18 AM: Louisiana lawmakers filed several bills for the 2022 legislative session that would give families more freedom in choosing a fitting educational plan for their children.
Here are the three finalists for New Orleans public schools superintendent
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Mar 23, 6:06 AM: After more than four hours of private discussion, the Orleans Parish School Board picked three finalists Tuesday night for superintendent of schools: Marshall Tuck, Avis Williams and André Wright.
This school helps students with intellectual disabilities 'live their fullest lives'
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Mar 14, 8:44 AM: The school grew out of a program at Abramson Sci Academy, and was granted its own charter in 2019. It's the only tuition-free program of its kind in the New Orleans area, and one of few across Louisiana. Last year the >
How to tackle teacher shortage? Some lawmakers say retirees could ease the problem
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Mar 14, 8:20 AM: Louisiana's teacher shortage is growing more urgent, and some state lawmakers want to try to lure retired teachers back to the classroom by offering more money.
Advocates praise proposed bills allowing Louisiana families to pick schools, receive aid
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Mar 8, 9:34 AM: Officials of two groups Monday praised the push to revamp Louisiana public schools by allowing students to leave classrooms and take the state portion of annual aid with them.
Push to remake public schools on legislative agenda: 'Intended to empower parents'
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Mar 7, 7:12 AM: Ten years after the Louisiana Legislature approved sweeping changes in public schools, a new drive is underway that would allow students to opt out of classrooms – and take the state money with them.
Baker city leaders upset over new charter school, considering lawsuit
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Feb 24, 6:57 AM: The BESE Board last month approved a new charter school that will open in 2023, but Mayor Waites said a new school is the last thing they need.
School enrollment down in Louisiana, Orleans Parish
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Feb 15, 9:47 AM: NOLA Public Schools’ enrollment dropped from 45,022 students last spring to 43,982 students in the state’s latest official enrollment count, tallied in October and recently released. Those 1,040 students represent roughly >
Upset over a new charter school in Baker, city leaders petition public, consider lawsuit
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Feb 14, 10:05 AM: Baker leaders aren't giving up even though the state approved a charter school last month to open there in 2023 despite their objections, and they may file a lawsuit to try and stop it.
Is it time to end the all-charter school experiment in New Orleans?
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Feb 10, 10:02 AM: Experiments in education are written into Louisiana state law to allow for charter schools, and innovative ways to improve education. But a 2021 Legislative audit and 2016 Stanford study show charters in New Orleans have >
Senator Bill Cassidy speaks out in favor of school choice
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Feb 9, 9:42 AM: Could parents soon choose any school in the state to send their child to? Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says it could be a way to improve education in Louisiana.
New charter schools aim to enroll thousands of kids from all over the Baton Rouge region
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Jan 24, 8:51 AM: The expansion of charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish, briefly paused by the pandemic, got a fresh shot of adrenaline this past week as state education leaders approved three new charter school applications over the >
Education leaders hope new dual enrollment portal will help overhaul the high school experience
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Jan 24, 8:47 AM: State education leaders are launching a new push to widen access to high school classes for college credit, including Black students who make up a small portion of those enrolled today.
Charter school for students with dyslexia will open in St. Tammany after BESE vote
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Jan 20, 9:40 AM: A charter school for students with dyslexia is coming to St. Tammany Parish following a state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education vote to approve it, a first for a parish that has not had any charter schools. >

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