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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. >
Learning French changed her life; now she shares that gift at immersion charter school
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Jan 18, 7:55 AM: Now she takes her immersion experience and passion for French with her to work every day as principal of École Saint-Landry. The French immersion charter school in Sunset opened in August inside the former First Baptist >
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School to start Criminal Justice Academy
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Jan 18, 7:52 AM: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School has announced it will start a first-of-its-kind Criminal Justice Academy to educate students about the criminal justice system thanks to a $55,000 youth workforce development grant >
Laura Cassidy: The Key To Education Success Through Covid? School Autonomy
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Jan 14, 10:14 AM: There are things that leaders and educators can do when they have the flexibility and freedom to serve students. The lack of such autonomy in traditional public education is at the root of why hundreds of thousands of >
Our Views: St. Tammany students with dyslexia deserve charter school consideration
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Jan 14, 9:03 AM: Students learn with different types of approaches, especially when they have different types of abilities. That’s an important reason the Louisiana Key Academy wants to open a charter school for students with dyslexia in >
Baton Rouge teacher union demands schools go virtual because of COVID, calls for shutdown
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Jan 12, 6:38 AM: A teacher union in Baton Rouge is trying to shut down public schools in town Wednesday after the local school district failed to agree to demands to shift immediately to virtual instruction districtwide and return to >
Will L.A.’s New Superintendent Expand Charter Schools?
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Dec 23, 7:07 AM: When Los Angeles Unified School District’s new rockstar superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, formerly of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), concluded his remarks at a press conference on Dec. 14, the first question he >
Baton Rouge schools hire new company to fix virtual learning. Some think it should stay in-house
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Dec 22, 7:27 AM: More than 700 students at a Baton Rouge online school will return from Christmas break with new teachers, new classes and a different way of learning remotely.
How a new guide hopes to improve special education services in New Orleans charter schools
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Dec 22, 6:44 AM: Navigating New Orleans’ all-charter public school system can be challenging for families — especially if their child has special needs.
Charters renewed for LC charter schools
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Dec 20, 10:15 AM: Lake Charles College Prep were given four year renewals and Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy was given a three-year renewal. All three renewals were without conditions and will become effective July 1, 2022, Mancuso >
Teacher shortages, classroom gaps outlined in state report
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Dec 20, 9:43 AM: Louisiana’s teacher workforce has seen a 30% drop in the ranks of aspiring teachers, a glut of educators working outside their field of expertise and a glaring need for more racial diversity, according to a new state >
Louisiana Key Academy selected as finalists for $1 million STOP Award
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Dec 13, 9:34 AM: The Louisiana Key Academy, (LKA) a school for dyslexia children is one of the finalists to receive a $260,000 award presented by The Center for Education Reform. LKA is also in the running to receive a $1 million dollar >
As feared, virtual education put a damper on public school performance
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Dec 13, 7:03 AM: As key test scores later showed, the sudden lurch to virtual education in public schools because of the pandemic was a jolt to students and teachers as well as parents.
As enrollment declines, New Orleans charter school closures, consolidations could be on table
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Dec 6, 8:54 AM: Due to declining enrollment and financial impacts from COVID-19, NOLA Public Schools district Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. has announced a proposal to “right-size” the district, a plan that could include charter >
School performance scores plunge in pandemic school year, especially for virtual learners
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Dec 6, 7:21 AM: Nearly three out of four public schools and districts showed drops in their school performance scores in the pandemic-plagued 2020-21 school year, according to results posted Friday.
EBR Schools to partner with Arizona State to operate district’s virtual academy
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Dec 3, 9:39 AM: The East Baton Rouge School Board has greenlighted a partnership with Arizona State to operate the district’s virtual academy.
How Louisiana public schools are dealing with learning disrupted by pandemic surges and storms
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Nov 16, 10:13 AM: For April Vincent and her four young kids, trying to keep up with schooling  has been an educational crisis, one calamity after another that has cost her family dearly.
Louisiana Key Academy announced as semi-finalists for $1 million grant
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Nov 10, 9:57 AM: Louisiana Key Academy (LKA) a charter school that educates children with dyslexic, is a semi-finalist for the $1 million Educational Transformers Grant (ETG) by the Center for Education Reform (CER) and its media partner >
New Orleans schools' OneApp is back, this time with a new name and unified enrollment process
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Nov 3, 5:41 AM: Each year, families looking to enroll their child at a new school, or in the district for the first time, must navigate the OneApp, rebranded this year as the NOLA Public Schools Common Application Process, or NCAP. >
How New Schools for Baton Rouge is expanding public school choice
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Oct 26, 8:15 AM: Elementary school-age children walk in quiet formation down cheerful hallways trimmed in bright Kelly green. Some are headed to French, Spanish or Mandarin classes, while others are making a beeline for biology, English >

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